When the Buyer has identified the successful supplier from the evaluation process they will issue a standstill notice to all tenderers "as soon as possible" after the contract award decision has been made.
If a Public Body fails to correctly maintain the standstill period, they can incur a financial penalty and the contract may be abandoned.
The contract will be finalised to reflect the successful tenderers submission and the agreed terms and conditions.
The contract documentation must then be signed in duplicate by the appropriate authority levels in both the buyer and supplier organisations.
Publication of Contract Award Notices
In all instances where contract values are above the OJEU thresholds, once a contract has been awarded and signed, the awarding body must publish a notice in OJEU within 48 days of contract award. This notice must be on a Standard Form, available from Public Contracts Scotland or the Commission website SIMAP.
On Public Contracts Scotland, it is considered best practice for a contract award notice for contracts of all values to be advertised on the system. Other suppliers can then see who the successful supplier was.
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