The four contract award procedures under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 come with a confusing array of minimum timescales, and possible reductions to those timescales.
We have brought the key timescales together in a timescale tracker, to allow you to view at a glance the minimum time which will be involved in various stages of the procurement process.
Note that the periods given are the minimum timescales permitted by the legislation. Consideration should always be given to the complexity of the procurement, and a reasonable time must be given to allow suppliers to compile their responses.
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