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Last updated on 4 September 2019
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Follow this process for direct-to-supplier procurement over the EU threshold. Purchases of this value have more rules to follow, so use this guidance to help you stay compliant.

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  1. Check that your purchase is above the EU threshold
  2. Seek legal advice
  3. Assess the market
  4. Choose an open or restricted process
  5. Decide how you'll assess the winning bid
  6. Advertise your bid
  7. Send your invitation to tender
  8. Answer suppliers' questions
  9. Choose the winning bid
  10. Inform suppliers of your decision
  11. Award the contract
  12. Abandoning the process

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