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Restricted Tendering

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19.3. Restricted Tendering

An entity may engage in procurement by means of restricted tendering when:

  • the subject matter of the procurement, by reason of its highly complex or specialized nature, is available only from a limited number of suppliers or contractors; or
  • the time and cost required to examine and evaluate a large number of bids would be disproportionate to the value of the subject matter of the procurement.
  • This format is for use in a formal open competitive process for the procurement of goods or construction where there is a need for irrevocable bids, typically supported by bid security, and price is the primary consideration. This format must include well-defined specifications,  requirements and contract terms and conditions, as post-bid negotiations are typically not permitted.