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Procurement Frequently Asked Questions



1. Where can a Supplier, Contractor or Consultant acquire the tender documents?
Ans: Tenderers willing to participate in the tendering process can purchase the tender document from the Entity at a reasonable price


2. What are some of the important information a tenderer should look out for when purchasing a tender document?
Ans: A tender document must indicate the deadline for tender submission date, time and venue for the opening

3. Are tenderer required to attend tender openings?
Ans.Tenderers willing to participate in the tender opening should be allowed to do so.

4. Are there any specific criteria for evaluations?
Ans.Tender documents are evaluated on the basis of the terms and conditions stated in the tender documents. No criteria other than those prescribed in the tender document can be introduced at any stage of the evaluation process.

5. What is the available remedy to disgruntled tenderer?
Ans: If for some reason/tenderer/supplier is dissatisfied with the conduct, results or communication of a tender, he/she could seek an administrative review.
Ans: Tenderers should note that the following are not subject to review.

      • The selection of a method of procurement;
      • The choice of selection procedure ;
      • The limitation of procurement proceedings
      • A decision by the entity to reject tenders, proposals, offers or quotations


6. When do you seek administrative review

Ans: A complainant can seek administrative review directly at the Public Procurement Authority within twenty-one (21) days of any of the following instances:

  • The complaints submitted at the Entity level is not resolved with twenty-one (21)days;
  • Dissatisfaction with and/or adversely affected by the written decision of the Head of Entity







Select an Agency to view Tendering and Contract activities

PPA E-Bulletin Jan Feb 2019 
PPA E-Bulletin May June 2018 
New Supplier Registration Form 
PPA E-Bulletin March April 2018 
Guidelines on using Framework Agreements 
PPA E-Bulletin January February 2018 
PPA E-Bulletin November December 2017 
PPA E-Bulletin September October 2017 
Unit Cost Estimator and Budget Tool 
Re-Printed Act 663 
UPDATE: July 2017 Update of the Draft Recategorisation of Procurement Entities 
June 2017 Update of the Draft Recategorisation of Procurement Entities 
PPA E-Bulletin July August 2017 
15th Update of the Common User Item Database as at March 2017 
PPA E-Bulletin May June 2017 


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