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:
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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