Route 3 - Post Tender Clarification

This section provides the Procurement Officer with guidance to conduct Post Tender Clarifications and Negotiation where appropriate. It is important that any discussions at this stage are fully documented.

As with all aspects of the Procurement Journey, the activities at this stage must be carried out in a carefully managed manner that supports the Principles of Procurement. As a minimum the processes must be carried out in a transparent way that ensures equal treatment and no distortion of the market place, the outcome cannot be a procurement that unduly favours or disadvantages a particular bidder and it is the responsibility of the Organisation to make sure that these requirements are met.

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

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