ANNEX XV - CONTENTS OF THE INVITATIONS TO SUBMIT A TENDER, TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DIALOGUE OR TO CONFIRM INTEREST PROVIDED FOR UNDER REGULAR AND SPECIAL SECTORS

PART I - Content of invitations to submit a tender, to participate in the competitive dialogue or to confirm interest, provide for under ordinary sectors referred to in Article 75

1. The invitation to submit a tender or to participate in the dialogue provided for under Article 75 must contain at least:

a) a reference to the call for competition published;

b) the deadline for the receipt of the tenders, the address to which the tenders must be sent and the language or languages in which the tenders must be drawn up;

c) in the case of competitive dialogue the date and the address set for the start of consultation and the language or languages used;

d) a reference to any possible adjoining documents to be submitted, either in support of verifiable declarations by the tenderer in accordance with Articles 86 and, where appropriate, Article 87 or to supplement the information referred to in those Articles, and under the conditions laid down in Articles 86 and 87;

e) the relative weighting of criteria for the award of the contract or, where appropriate, the descending order of importance for such criteria, where they are not given in the contract notice, in the invitation to confirm interest, in the technical specifications or the descriptive document.

However, in the case of contracts awarded through a competitive dialogue or an innovation partnership, the information referred to in point b) shall not appear in the invitation to participate in the dialogue or to negotiate but it shall appear in the invitation to submit a tender.

2. When a call for competition is made by means of a prior information notice, contracting authorities shall subsequently invite all candidates to confirm their interest on the basis of detailed information on the contract concerned before beginning the selection of tenderers or participants in negotiations.

That invitation shall include at least the following information:

a) nature and quantity, including all options concerning complementary contracts and, where possible, the estimated time available for exercising these options for renewable contracts, the nature and quantity and, where possible, the estimated publication dates of future notices of competition for works, supplies or services to be put out to tender;

b) type of procedure: restricted procedure or competitive procedure with negotiation;

c) where appropriate, the date on which the delivery of supplies or the execution of works or services is to commence or terminate;

d) where electronic access cannot be offered, the address and closing date for the submission of requests for procurement documents and the language or languages in which they are to be drawn up;

e) the address of the contracting authority which is to award the contract;

f) economic and technical conditions, financial guarantees and information required from economic operators;

g) the form of the contract which is the subject of the invitation to tender: purchase, lease, hire or hire-purchase, or any combination of these; and

h) the contract award criteria and their weighting or, where appropriate, the order of importance of such criteria, where this information is not given in the prior information notice or the technical specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate.

PART II - Content of the invitations to submit a tender, participate in the dialogue, to negotiate or to confirm interest provided for under article 131

1. The invitation to submit a tender, to participate in the dialogue or to negotiate provided for under Article 74 must contain at least:

a) the final date for receipt of tenders, the address to which they are to be sent, and the language or languages in which they are to be drawn up;

However, in the case of contracts awarded through a competitive dialogue or an innovation partnership, this information shall not appear in the invitation to negotiate but it shall appear in the invitation to submit a tender.

b) in the case of competitive dialogue the date and the address set for the start of consultation and the language or languages used;

c) a reference to any published call for competition;

d) an indication of any documents to be attached;

e) the criteria for the award of the contract, where they are not indicated in the notice on the existence of a qualification system used as a means of calling for competition;

f) the relative weighting of the contract award criteria or, where appropriate, the order of importance of such criteria, if this information is not given in the contract notice, the notice on the existence of a qualification system or the specifications.

2. When a call for competition is made by means of a periodic indicative notice, contracting entities shall subsequently invite all candidates to confirm their interest on the basis of detailed information on the contract concerned before beginning the selection of tenderers or participants in negotiations.

This invitation shall include at least the following information:

a) nature and quantity, including all options concerning complementary contracts and, if possible, the estimated time available for exercising those options for renewable contracts, the nature and quantity and, if possible, the estimated publication dates of future notices of competition for works, supplies or services to be put out to tender;

b) type of procedure: restricted or negotiated;

c) where appropriate, the date on which the delivery of supplies or the execution of works or services is to commence or terminate;

d) where electronic access cannot be offered, the address and closing date for the submission of requests for procurement documents and the language or languages in which they are to be drawn up;

e) the address of the contracting entity;

f) economic and technical conditions, financial guarantees and information required from economic operators;

g) the form of the contract which is the subject of the invitation to tender: purchase, lease, hire or hire-purchase, or any combination of those; and

h) the contract award criteria and their weighting or, where appropriate, the order of importance of such criteria, if this information is not given in the indicative notice or the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate.