Changes to process or requirements
How an agency may make changes to its procurement process.
- An agency may make changes to its procurement process or its requirements after a Notice of Procurement has been published on GETS and before the deadline for responses closes.
- An agency must notify all participating suppliers of any changes to the procurement process or requirements. An agency must publish all changes on GETS or, following a shortlisting, send them to all participating suppliers.
- An agency must make all changes available to all participating suppliers at the same time.
- An agency must give participating suppliers enough time to respond to the changes. This may mean extending the deadline for responses, or allowing suppliers who have already submitted their responses a fair opportunity to change their responses.
More information on changing to procurement processes or requirement
Changes to procurement processes or requirements may include changing:
- any essential aspect of the specification of requirements or technical specifications
- a pre-condition (Rule 28)
- evaluation criteria
- the ranking or weightings of the evaluation criteria
- the deadline for responses or critical dates in the procurement process
- the Rules or conditions that apply to the procurement process.