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Running your own high-value buying process
Follow this process when running your own direct-to-supplier procurement for high-value purchases. It covers the key steps to follow, from checking the market to awarding the contract.
- Check that you're not above the EU threshold
- Seek legal advice
- Assess the market
- Decide how you'll assess the bids
- Advertise your bid
- Send your invitation to tender
- Answer suppliers' questions
- Choose the winning bid
- Tell suppliers about your decision
- Award the contract
- Abandoning the process
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