Negotiated Procedure without Prior Publication
This procedure can only be used in narrowly defined, exceptional circumstances, e.g.:
- where no tenders, no suitable tenders or no suitable requests to participate were submitted in response to an open or restricted procedure;
- where for technical or artistic reasons, or the protection or exclusive rights, the contract can only be carried out by a particular supplier;
- Due to extreme urgency as a result of unforeseen events e.g. flooding.
In these exceptional circumstances the procurement officer will approach one (or more) suppliers seeking to negotiate the terms of the contract.