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Rule 34:
Minimum time periods by process

Explains the minimum time periods that must be applied to different types of procurement processes.

The following minimum time periods must be applied to the following types of procurement processes detailed in Rules 34.a and 34.b. Days are expressed in clear business days.

34. a. One-step processes

A one-step process can include a Request for Quote (RFQ), Request for Tender (RFT) or Request for Proposal (RFP).

One-step processesBusiness Days
RFQRFT/RFP
Minimum time periods (Rule 30) 13 25
Allowable reductions (Rule 31)
a. Prior listing in Annual Procurement Plan -1 -3
b. All tender documents available electronically on GETS -3 -4
c. Suppliers' tenders or proposals accepted electronically -1 -3
New minimum time periods (if all allowable reductions apply) 8 15

34. b. Multi-step processes

A multi-step process can include:

  • a Registration of Interest followed by a Request for Tender (RFT) or Request for Proposal (RFP), or
  • an Invitation to Participate in a Competitive Dialogue process followed by a RFT or RFP.
Step oneBusiness Day ROI/ITP
Minimum time periods (Rule 30) 20
Allowable reductions (Rule 31)
a. Prior listing in Annual Procurement Plan -3
b. All tender documents available electronically on GETS -4
c. Suppliers' tenders or proposals accepted electronically -3
New minimum time periods (if all allowable reductions apply) 10

 

Step twoBusiness Day RFT/RFP
Minimum time periods (Rule 30) 25
Allowable reductions (Rule 31)
a. Prior listing in Annual Procurement Plan N/A
b. All tender documents available electronically on GETS -5
c. Suppliers' tenders or proposals accepted electronically -5
New minimum time periods (if all allowable reductions apply) 15

More information on tender processes

Agencies should use a Request for Quote when:

  • procuring standard goods, services or works that are easy to describe (eg an off-the-shelf product where the supplier can quote a unit price or contractors can provide their hourly rates).

Agencies should use a Request for Tender or Proposal when:

  • they need more from the supplier than the unit price, delivery date and delivery costs.
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