Once a decision has been made to award the contract, before signing the contract all participating bidders need to be informed of the intent to award. This requirement is governed by, and should be clearly stipulated in, the public procurement rules.
During the period stipulated for the intent to award, bidders having any claims related to the procurement process, and feel that they were or may be affected by the way the procurement process was carried out, are permitted to challenge the procurement process by submitting a formal claim to the procuring entity for presentation to an appointed independent procurement review body.
The procurement review committee will review the claim and decide on its merit, and the results could be to reject the claim. In this case, the procurement process will continue and the contract awarded as intended. If the procurement review committee accepts the claim for further review, this could lead to suspending and restarting the procurement process, compensating the aggrieved bidder or taking other actions stipulated in the procedures governing the procurement review process.
The procurement review process has certain limitations. There are time limitations on the submission of a claim cz-lekarna.com. To be acceptable, a claim must be submitted within a certain number of days after a particular event takes place or should have taken place. The procurement review process is also intended to handle claims related to the procurement process and if it was carried out according to procedures; as a result, claims of fraud, waste, and abuse should not be addressed in the procurement review process, unless clearly stipulated in the procurement rules.