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Procurement: What is the difference between the "notice of prior information " and the "contract notice" ?

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When procurement public service, under the Public Contract Regs, what is the difference between the "notice of prior information " and the "contract notice" ?
asked Sep 24, 2015 in Procurement by anonymous   7 45 62

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The notice of prior information only expresses the public entities intention to launch an open call for tenders for the supplies, goods, works  and/or services.

The delay between the prior notice and the contract notice varies in each case. If the prior information is not followed by the contract notice within one year, a new notice of prior information will be published.

The contract notice is considered as the starting point of the call for tenders procedure. It gives more details on the market and practical information concerning the deposit of tenders (i.e. final date for receipt of the offer, opening of the offer, etc..
answered Sep 24, 2015 by Chris Corr (9,380 points)