Bidding, Competitive

A common procurement practice designed to secure value for money by inviting a number of suppliers to submit offers. Most procurement governance schemes allow non-competitive bids for lower value acquisitions, but require competitive tension to demonstrate value for higher value acquisitions. In the public sector competitive bidding allows transparency, equality of opportunity and the ability to demonstrate that the outcomes represent best value. See also Tender.

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