Lawyer signing legal documents
Daily Legal Advice Series

PPRA Rules Query on Evaluation Criteria/Specifications

Client Query 085:-  Hi, if a tender procuring agency mentions the specifications of the equipment in bidding documents and during evaluation the procuring agency go beyond the specification mentioned in the bidding documents and select the lower specifications, then as per the PPRA Rules can the procuring agency select the lowest specifications or not? Please if you could guide us over this? Thanks


Nadeem Baig, UK


Answer:- Thank you very much for writing to us. As per your query, in terms of Rule 30 (1) of Public Procurement Rules, 2004 all bids shall be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria and other terms and conditions set forth in the prescribed bidding documents. According to sub-clause (iv) of clause (c) of rule 36, then no evaluation criteria shall be used for evaluation of bids that had not been specified in the bidding documents. A procuring agency is, therefore, required to strictly adhere to the prescribed specifications and other terms and conditions mentioned in the bidding documents. Hope this answers your query.

If you wish to inquire anything else you may set up an appointment with our extremely competent team of lawyers and visit our office which is located at GF-13, Tower A, The Centaurus, Islamabad, Pakistan.

You can also reach us at 0092-300-5075993

The Josh and Mak Team
If you are reading this, chances are we will become your favourite virtual law firm at some point. In an economy where businesses have lost their strategic edge and are forced to reconsider their traditional concepts of consulting bricks and mortar law firms, which bill by the minute, we can provide you with affordable quality legal advice, delivered anywhere in the world. Since 2010, our firm has already pioneered and adopted the concept of honest and practical legal advice, delivered straight to your email inbox. In the post Covid19 era, working with the Josh and Mak Team means that, you will get the same commitment, discipline and work ethic, without the heavy Bricks and Mortar and the financial baggage which comes with the latter. Let your choice to work with Josh and Mak International become your unfair strategic advantage over your business competitors of the past, present and the future!