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5Tendering and Bidding

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Restricted Procedure

The Restricted Procedure is a two-stage process which allows contracting authorities to draw up a short-list of interested parties by undertaking a selection/pre-qualification stage, prior to the issue of invitation to tender documents.

The main points are:

  • the Contract Notice should be published electronically via www.sell2wales.gov.uk for onward transmission to OJEU
  • The minimum time limit for receipt of requests to participate shall is 30 days from the date on which the contract notice is sent, or where a prior information notice is used as a means of calling for competition, the invitation to confirm interest is sent
  • shortlisting must be based on objective and non-discriminatory criteria

  • following issue of invitation to tender (ITT) documentation, a minimum period of 30 days must be allowed for receipt of bids (this may be reduced where a PIN is used or if tenders are returned electronically

  • Here is some further information on the Restricted Procedure you might find useful which includes the advantages/disadvantages.

  • The PCR 2015 include a new provision allowing authorities other than central government eg local authorities to place a PIN as a call for competition, where the restricted procedure of competitive procedure with negotiation without further publication is being used. This would negate the need to place a subsequent contract notice. Changes have been made to the information that must be included in the notice forms - please refer to Regulations 26(9) and 48(5-7) of the PCR 2015 for full details.


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Advertise all contracts over £25k on Sell2Wales to make them more accessible to smaller firms….and utilise e-tendering tools to standardise the process.

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