Invitation to tender―restricted procedure
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  • Invitation to tender―restricted procedure

Invitation to tender―restricted procedure

[Insert name of Contracting Authority]

Tender for [Insert name of Procurement Exercise]

Tender Reference: [Insert the Contracting Authority’s tender reference number]

Date of Issue: [Insert date]

Part 1―Invitation to tender―restricted procedure

    1. 1


      1. 1.1

        In this ITT and all associated documents, unless the context otherwise requires:

        1. 1.1.1

          the singular includes the plural and vice versa; and

        1. 1.1.2

          the words ‘including’, ‘other’, ‘in particular’, ‘for example’ ‘eg’ and similar words shall not limit the generality of the preceding words and shall be construed as if they were immediately followed by the words ‘without limitation’;

      1. 1.2

        capitalised terms shall have the meanings set out below:


        1. an organisation (or organisations collectively) invited to submit a Tender for the award of the Contract following the SQ stage of the Procurement Exercise;

        Bidders Information Event

        1. the day upon which a Bidder will be invited to meet the Contracting Authority for a presentation relating to the Procurement Exercise;

        Business Day

        1. Monday to Friday (other than bank or public holidays in England);


        1. a contract entered into between the Contracting Authority and the Successful Bidder for the [Works, Goods AND/OR Services] the draft form of which is attached to the ITT at the Schedule;

        Contract Award

        1. the date on which the Contracting Authority confirms its intention to enter into the Contract with the Successful Bidder;

        Contract Notice

        1. the notice with reference [insert reference] issued for publication in the [UK e-notification service ‘Find a

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What does Restricted procedure mean?

Procedure for the procurement of goods, works or services by public sector, and some utility, bodies. In the restricted procedure, there is a pre-qualification stage, in which all interested parties can express their interest, but only those meeting the contracting authority’s selection criteria will be invited to submit a tender for contract. No negotiation with the tenderers is permitted.

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