Steps in the tender process under the European threshold

Below you will find the steps of the tender process under the European threshold for goods and services.
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NT: Negotiated Tender
up to € 50,000 / 1 candidate

ST: Selective Tender
from € 50,000 to € 215,000 / minimum of 3 applicants

Legend
M = Mandatory
O = Optional
- = Not applicable

NT ST
1 General
1.1 Market research - -
1.2 Motivation in case of merging purchasing packages M M
1.3 Motivation if not divided into multiple purchasing packages M M
2 Procedure
2.1 Objective choice of type of tender with motivation M M
2.2 Estimated value of the contract (with explanation) M M
2.3 Motivation for objective selection of companies to be invited M M
3 Request for tender
3.1 Selection guidelines (selection criteria for the supplier) - -
3.2 Request for tender (programme of requirements and wishes) M M
4 Tender
4.1 Pre-announcement text - -
4.2 Announcement text - -
4.3 Letters of invitation to tender M M
4.4 Information notice(s) M -
5 Selection
5.1 Official report of opening applications M -
5.2 Official report of opening requests for invitation - -
5.3 Selection document (assessment of applicants) - -
5.4 Rejection letters from preselection round - -
5.5 Letters of invitation to quote - -
5.6 Evaluation of quote(s) M M
5.7 Official report of contract award - -
5.8 Report of evaluation of candidates M -
6 Contract award
6.1 Announcement of dicision to award contract - -
6.2 Rejection letters (preliminary decision) M -
6.3 Final decision to award contract M M
6.4 Letters announcing final contract award to rejected candidates M -
6.5 Signed agreement M O
6.6 Announcement of awarded contract - -