As the incumbent supplier of professional services to a private company who, in turn, is contracted to a Roads Authority we have been asked to tender for the renewal of our services. This happens from time to time and is quite normal in our relationship but a new parent company of our Client has introduced a new type of agreement and procurement process.
The new approach is for the tenders to be assessed on both price and quality but the Client has refused to confirm the price/quality split or how the individual scores for price and quality and the combined total score will be calculated.
If the services were being procured by a Public Contracting Authority then Directive 2014/24/EU would require the award criteria to be published during the tender period.
Is anyone one aware if there are similar rules that govern procurement by a private organisation?