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Public Procurement: Contracting Authorities as Tenderers

25 November 2013

This guide looks at the issues that arise where a contracting authority is taking part as a tenderer in a procurement process run by another contracting authority.


As well as running procurement processes, contracting authorities sometimes take part as tenderers in procurement processes run by another contracting authorities. This might be on their own or as part of a consortium. For the purpose of this guide we refer to the contracting authority running the procurement process as the “lead authority”, the contracting authority taking part as the “tendering authority” and the contract being let by the lead authority as the “main contract”.

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