24.84. Questions

Bidders may submit questions or enquiries related to the procurement documents during the procurement period in the manner stated within the procurement documents, in writing, within the timeframe prescribed. Any questions received after that timeframe should not be answered.

Simple questions where the answer does not affect other bidders and how they will respond to the procurement may be answered directly to the bidder asking the question.

When replying to questions or enquiries from bidders, the response must be carefully drafted taking into account that the answer may require a modification of the procurement documents. If a question or enquiry results in a need to amend a clause of the procurement document, the response should clearly refer to the addendum.