Client Query 136:- Hi, wanted to ask that after opening financial bids, can a bidder ask to announce the each item rates of the lowest bidder and that of the winning bidder?
Nadia Jamil, UK
Answer:- Thank you very much for your reply! As per your reply, in terms of Rule 28(2) of Public Procurement Rules, 2004 a procuring agency shall read aloud the unit price as well as the bid amount at the time and place of opening of bids. Furthermore, rule 41 explains that the procuring agency shall keep all information regarding the bid evaluation confidential until the time of the announcement of the evaluation report in accordance with the requirements of rule 35.
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