I have recently submitted a tender for a catering franchise which I marked private and confidential. I have found out that although the company say that only people entitled to read it, saw it the document was shown in a public area i.e the club bar. Is this allowed?
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
What is it you would like to achieve please?
I need an answer to go back to the committee with as we are in dispute with the way the tender process was dealt with
Yes, but have you lost the tender as a result?
I need to know what is it you want to achieve out of this.
They wont be able to award this to you based on this fact alone, it would have to be on the normal merits.
But I need to know what do you want as a result?
I have lost the tender
it is thought that 1 of the people that read the tender may of passed info to the winner of the tender process and we need to know if is worth trying to prove if this is the case.
no they were opened on receipt. The problem is that I was the franchisee and had to re tender under contract rules. The tender that won was submitted by a friend of the captain of the golf club and something is not right
No the franchise has been awarded to them
what is the standstill period
the award was announced last Thursday so I suppose now is the standstill period. today is the first time I have been able to speak to them. I told them I was not happy that the tender was viewed in the bar to which they apologised
are we entitled to see the competitors tender document to see if there are similarities or any evidence that they have submitted things they could not have known without being given this information. are we within our rights to see our own tender document to see if they have marked it as they should.
thanks that makes things a little clearer