Route 3 - Develop Documents

This section of the Procurement Journey provides the Procurement Officer with guidance on the following:

It is necessary to have all of the above documentation created on PCS-Tender, where PCS-Tender is used, before preparing the Contract Notice and advertising the requirement on PCS. Care must be taken to ensure consistency between the ITT and the contract notice (if at any point in the procurement process you identify the need to vary from the contract notice you may need to cancel the existing notice and republish, which could result in new suppliers coming forward).

You should not disclose information provided by tenderers which have been designated as confidential, including, but not limited to, technical or trade secrets and the confidential aspects of tenders.

You may wish to consider adding a requirement to ensure your organisation’s confidential information is protected throughout the procurement process. 

Consideration must also be given to Planning, Sustainable Procurement and Risk Management throughout this stage of the Journey.

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