Site visits may be used when the nature of the requirement requires suppliers to view the site where work will be performed in order to submit a bid that provides a viable solution to the requirement. Site visits may be voluntary or mandatory. The site visit with date and how to register must be identified in the procurement documents.
Any information, specification or clarification that is provided during a voluntary site visit must be made available to all bidders.
In circumstances where the site visit is mandatory, any bids received from suppliers that have not attended the site visit are automatically declared non-responsive. The decision to make a site visit mandatory should be made with care for this reason.