We will write to you within 30 working days and let you know when we will decide whether or not to accept your Expression of Interest (EOI).
A Review Panel will consider your EOI. The criteria for refusing an EOI are set out in the statutory guidance. We will write to you to let you know the Panel’s decision. If we decide to accept your EOI, we will let you know when the procurement exercise will start. There will be sufficient time to allow you to prepare your bid.
The procurement exercise will be carried out in line with our usual procurement procedures which vary according to the value of the contract to be let. The procurement exercise will be open to other bidders. For more details on our procurement procedures, please refer to our procurement pages.
In cases where no EOI are received for a particular service, we will continue with our planned procurement process.
Having considered your EOI there are three potential decisions we may reach using the national criteria set out in statutory guidance to make our decision:
The EOI received presents a strong case that the organisation bidding could provide the service in question. We will then run a procurement exercise to find the best provider.
We may seek to agree to an EOI being modified if we believe we would otherwise reject it. If an agreement cannot be reached, we may reject the EOI.
The Government has set out a series of reasons why an EOI can be rejected. We will reject an EOI if:
If we decide to reject an EOI, we have a legal duty to publish the decision and the reasons for that decision online. We will notify the groups who have submitted an EOI of the decision.
Updated: 12 December 2017