the bid price as quoted in accordance with clause 14;
price adjustment for correction of arithmetic errors in accordance with ITB Sub-Clause 31.3;
price adjustment due to discounts offered in accordance with ITB Sub-Clause 14.4;
as indicated in the BDS, the applicable factors of evaluation amongst those set out in Section III, Evaluation and Qualification Criteria;
adjustments due to the application of a margin of preference, in accordance with ITB Clause 35 if applicable.
The Purchaser’s evaluation of a bid will exclude and not take into account:
In the case of Goods manufactured in the Purchaser’s country or Goods of foreign origin already located in the Purchaser’s country, sales and other similar taxes, which will be payable on the goods if a contract is awarded to the Bidder;
in the case of Goods to be supplied from outside the Purchaser’s country, customs duties and other similar import taxes and other duties and taxes which will be payable on the goods if the contract is awarded to the Bidder;
in the case of Related Services, customs duties and sales and other similar taxes that will be payable on the Related Services if the contract is awarded to the Bidder; and
any allowance for price adjustment during the period of execution of the contract, if provided in the bid.
The Purchaser’s cost evaluation of a bid may require the consideration of other factors, in addition to the Bid Price quoted in accordance with ITB Clause 14. These factors may be related to the characteristics, performance, and terms and conditions of purchase of the Goods and Related Services. The effect of the factors selected, if any, shall be expressed in monetary terms to facilitate comparison of bids, unless otherwise specified in Section III, Evaluation and Qualification Criteria. The factors to be used and the method of application shall be indicated in the BDS from amongst those set out in Section III, Evaluation and Qualification Criteria.
allow the Purchaser to award one or multiple lots to more than one Bidder. The methodology of evaluation to determine the lowest-evaluated lot combinations, including any discounts offered in the Bid Submission Sheet, as appropriate, is specified in Section III, Evaluation and Qualification Criteria.
Comparison of Bids
The Purchaser shall compare all substantially responsive bids to determine the lowest-evaluated bid, in accordance with ITB Clause 36.
Postqualification of the Bidder
The Purchaser shall determine to its satisfaction whether the Bidder that is selected as having submitted the lowest evaluated and substantially responsive bid is qualified to perform the Contract satisfactorily.
The determination shall be based upon an examination of the documentary evidence of the Bidder’s qualifications submitted by the Bidder, pursuant to ITB Clause 19, to clarifications in accordance with ITB Clause 29 and the qualification criteria indicated in Section III, Evaluation and Qualification Criteria. Factors not included in Section III shall not be used in the evaluation of the Bidder’s qualification.
An affirmative determination shall be a prerequisite for award of the Contract to the Bidder. A negative determination shall result in disqualification of the bid, in which event the Purchaser shall proceed to the next lowest evaluated bid to make a similar determination of that Bidder’s capabilities to perform satisfactorily.
The Purchaser reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to Bidders.
The Purchaser shall award the Contract to the Bidder whose offer has been determined to be the lowest evaluated bid and is substantially responsive to the Bidding Documents, provided further that the Bidder is determined to be qualified to perform the Contract satisfactorily.
At the time the Contract is awarded, the Purchaser reserves the right to increase or decrease the quantity of Goods and Related Services originally specified in Section VI, Schedule of Requirements, provided this does not exceed the percentages indicated in the BDS, and without any change in the unit prices or other terms and conditions of the bid and the Bidding Documents.
Notification of Award
Prior to the expiration of the period of bid validity, the Purchaser shall notify the successful Bidder, in writing, that its bid has been accepted. At the same time, the Purchaser shall also notify all other Bidders of the results of the bidding.
Until a formal contract is prepared and executed, the notification of award shall constitute a binding Contract.
The Purchaser shall promptly respond in writing to any unsuccessful Bidder who, after notification of award in accordance with ITB Sub-Clause 42.1, requests the Purchaser in writing to explain on which grounds its bid was not selected.
Signing of Contract
Promptly after notification, the Purchaser shall send the successful Bidder the Agreement and the Special Conditions of Contract.
Within twenty-eight (28) days of receipt of the Agreement, the successful Bidder shall sign, date, and return it to the Purchaser.
Within twenty eight (28) days of the receipt of notification of award from the Purchaser, the successful Bidder shall furnish the performance security in accordance with the GCC, using for that purpose the Performance Security Form included in Section IX Contract forms, or another form acceptable to the Purchaser.
Failure of the successful Bidder to submit the above-mentioned Performance Security or sign the Contract shall constitute sufficient grounds for the annulment of the award and forfeiture of the Bid Security. In that event the Purchaser may award the Contract to the next lowest evaluated Bidder, whose offer is substantially responsive and is determined by the Purchaser to be qualified to perform the Contract satisfactorily.