Smart Tips about Public Procurement
The process involves buying goods and as well as offering services to the government.
An effective government needs to buy goods and services to keep it running and delivering on its promises to the people. Governments, are too vast and to buy goods and services to provide for the public in a whole country cumbersome and not practical, it, therefore, requires qualified people or companies to buy goods and services on behalf of the government and provide or supply the public.
Governments have to follow set rules and procedures to get the legal right people or companies that will buy goods and services on its behalf in order to seem to be fair. This procurement procedure is done through tenders, bids and contracts. Once government bids are advertised in public newspapers the all qualified people and companies apply according to their area of specialization and pay a non-refundable fee which is supposed to limit the applications and enable serious companies and people with the ability to deliver get the job.
To discourage corruption in the public procurement procedure the government advertises publicly such as in the newspapers, in government online platforms such as government Websites, Facebook page, and Twitter handle.
A person or company can participate in public procurement tenders, bids and contracts by visiting the government agencies physically or on their websites mandated to advertise on behalf of the government since they publish all tenders, contracts and bids for instance in the united states such agencies are Request for proposals (RFPS) and Request for Quotations (RFQS). Once you get a connection with the request for proposals and request for quotation websites, they will mail you government tenders, bids and contracts available on daily basis based on your interests and you get to apply. There’s a way where one can increase their chances of winning if they participate in Request for Tenders (RFT) and Request for proposal(RFP) which happens if the value for goods and services is more than $25000 the process in which other factors apart from the lowest price, this is unlike other procurement procedure
Visiting the platform will lead you to the process of making an application. Once you make an application you will get an invitation to bid which requires you to provide a proposal for the specific item you had applied for. Finally when all proposals and projects are submitted the tendering committee opens, the tenders, projects and proposals and groups the tenders according to different categories and reads through and after making some considerations they award the lowest bidder.
This can happen if a requisition offered is of a less amount of money.