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Last updated on 4 September 2019
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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.

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  1. Check that you're not above the EU threshold
  2. Seek legal advice
  3. Assess the market
  4. Decide how you'll assess the bids
  5. Advertise your bid
  6. Send your invitation to tender
  7. Answer suppliers' questions
  8. Choose the winning bid
  9. Tell suppliers about your decision
  10. Award the contract
  11. Abandoning the process

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