There are a variety of procurement methods available for identifying which provider will deliver services. How we decide which method to use is described within the procurement policy. A brief description of the methods in the table below is:-
Restricted Procedure = The restricted procedure allows any interested party to request to participate in the tender process but only those who have passed the pre-qualification stage may submit a tender.
Direct Award = The CCG will consider whether it is appropriate and compliant to directly award a contract without any competitive process, involving a directly negotiated solution with a single provider.
Open Procedure = The open procedure means that the Invitation to Tender will be sent to all suppliers that express an interest.
Any Qualified Provider (AQP) = The AQP process is to appoint providers to an AQP Framework. This is designed to validate the providers’ ability to meet the CCGs’ service specification, quality and cost requirements and confirm that they accept the terms and conditions of the Framework.