✔ Potential suppliers (better if more than 3) are invited to negotiate the terms of the contract
✔ The evaluation committee must follow the rules of the resticted procedures
The Beneficiary invites simultaneously and in writing the contractors of its choice to negotiate the terms of the contract. Publication of the procurement notice is not required.
The Beneficiary draws up a list of at least three service providers of its choice. Candidates are sent a letter of invitation to tender accompanied by a tender dossier.
Tenders must be received by the Beneficiary at the address and no later than the date and time reported in the invitation to tender.
The chosen candidates must be allowed at least 30 days from the dispatch of the letter of invitation to tender to submit their tenders.
The tenders are opened and evaluated by an Evaluation Committee with the necessary technical and administrative expertise. The procedure for evaluating the tenders and awarding the contract is the same as under the restricted procedure.
At the end of the procedure, the Beneficiary selects the most technically compliant tender which offers the best value for money in case of service tenders and the cheapest compliant offer in case of supplies or works tenders.
If following consultation of the tenderers, the Beneficiary receives only one tender that is administratively and technically valid, the contract may be awarded provided that the award criteria are met.
Resources and useful links:
PRAG 201, chapter 2.4.4-Competitive negotiated procedures