A public procurement plan should be divided into the principal procurement categories: goods, services and works, and should list all the requirements within those categories that are expected to be procured over the period covered by the procurement plan (usually one year)
What should a procurement plan include?
As a minimum, a procurement plan should include:
- A reference number,
- a brief description of the requirement,
- the estimated value of the requirement,
- the procurement method, and
- the expected award date.
Some procurement plans also include,
6. the need for review of procurement actions (usually for donor-funded procurements),
7. the expected offer (bid/proposal) submission date, and
8. the expected duration of each procurement activity.
Some procurement plans can be a bit more elaborate in that they include elements of the procurement schedule which is much more detailed and addresses all the key milestones on the procurement process of each requirement from the preparation of the specifications and scope of work, up to the commencement of the contract.
Procurement scheduling will be addressed in a separate post libido-portugal.com/.