The guide 2. Inform the market

Share what you need with the market, encouraging open competition


After completing the planning stages it's time to tell suppliers that you are ready to receive bids for a specific project.

You should let suppliers know:

  • your requirements: what you're trying to achieve and why
  • your evaluation criteria: how you will choose the best supplier
  • how suppliers can ask questions about the project
  • your timetable for awarding the contract