The public procurement process is often delayed for different reasons. Such delays may damage the Procuring Entity’s reputation and are a waste of scarce public resources; additionally, contracts are not awarded on time and this results in poor delivery of public goods and services.
The following are 8 common causes of delay in the public procurement process and what you can do to avoid them: impotenzastop.it
1. Delay in Preparing Technical Specifications, Scope of Work or Terms of Reference
Technical specifications, scope of work, and terms of reference are documents that describe what is needed, and should be clear enough to avoid confusing suppliers, contractors, service providers or the evaluation panel.
They are also needed to prepare the solicitation (bidding/tender) documents. And if they are not completed ahead of schedule, the procurement process is delayed before it even starts.
The reason for delay is usually due to lack of expertise in preparing these documents, or not realizing the extent of the information and research that may be needed to complete them. [Read more…] about 8 Causes of Delays in the Public Procurement Process and How to Avoid Them