Call for tenders' details
extension of submission deadline
EU rules and procedure mentions the following: "In an open procedure any business may submit a tender. The minimum time limit for submission of tenders is 35 days from the publication date of the contract notice." In this case, the date of dispatch mentioned in the contract notice is 23 August but the contract notice has only been published on 30 August, leaving only 30 days to the tenderers to build an offer. More than that, an initial list of stakeholders and potential members of the steering committee needs to be provided. Delivering a consistent and reliable list of members implies identifying and consulting a broad scope of stakeholders, which takes a considerable amount of time. For those reasons, we wish to ask for an extension of the deadline. Many thanks indeed for taking our question into consideration
According to section 1.24.2 of Annex 1 to the Financial Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 ' the time limit for receipt of tenders shall be no less than 37 days from the day following dispatch of the contract notice'. The Contracting Authority will not extend the submission deadline.