✔ In ‘restricted’ calls for tenders, all economic operators may ask to submit a tender but only those who satisfy the selection criteria may be invited to do so
✔ In international restricted procedures, the tender notice must be published internationally and in the country where the action is being carried out
✔ In local restricted procedures, the tender notice is published only in the country where the action is being carried out
Tender procedures are restricted whenever, after publication of a contract notice, all economic operators may ask to participate in an invitation to tender, but only those candidates satisfying the selection criteria are invited simultaneously to submit an offer.
Under the restricted procedure, the Grant Benfeciary invites a limited number of candidates to tender. Before launching a tender procedure, it will draw up a shortlist of candidates selected as a result of their qualifications. The selection procedure, by which the long list (all candidates responding to the published notice) is cut down to a shortlist, involves examining responses to a procurement notice, in which the selection criteria and a general description of the tasks to be undertaken are laid down.
In the second stage of the procedure, the Grant Beneficiary contacts the shortlisted candidates and sends them the tender dossier.
The successful tenderer is chosen by the procurement procedure once the tenders have been analysed, following established selection and award criteria. No negotiation is allowed.
There are two types of restricted procedure, according to the scope of the publication of the tender notice:
The Contracting Authority must decide whether to:
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