This indicator tells if the procedure was unsuccessful and the procuring entity reasons with grounds (defined by law) qualified as risks (these are the following risk types: only invalid bids (requests to participate) have been submitted OR the procuring entity itself has become unable to conclude a contract OR the procuring entity has decided to declare the procedure invalid because a bidder (competitor) committed an act that harmed the fairness of the competition or the interest of other bidders).
This redflag tells from the wording of the the award notice if it does not indicate the reason for its invalidness, even though the procedure has remained without results (there has been no winning bidder in at least one of the lots of the procurement).
The indicator tells from the wording of the procurement call if the procuring entity applies accelerated procedure (moreover, it implies a significant risk if there are no grounds mentioned for its use).
This redflag indicates risk if qualified contractors fail to bid indicating that the bidding process may be rigged AND/OR Companies complain that officials refuse to make bidding documents available to potential bidders or accept the submisisons AND/ OR complaints from potential bidders that they are coerced to refrain from bidding through subtle suggestions, firm statements, intimidation, or physical threats
This indicator indicates risk if bids are not opened in public AND/OR pages are missing from one or more bids AND/OR changes to the bid prices and bid security list are handwritten AND/OR members of the bide evaluation committee [BEC] are present or participating AND/OR The attendance sheet lacks original signatures of the company representatives supposedly present at the ceremony
This redflag indicates risk if the pre-bid conference is scheduled too close to the bid submission date or yields changes to specifications without changes in deadline AND/OR Questions raised during the pre-bid conference are not addressed properly AND/OR clarifitions and modifications are not shared with all the prospective bidders
The indicator is only relevant in case of procurement procedures for framework agreements and it tells if the procuring entity intends to conclude framework agreements with fewer bidders than the legal minimum (3). This indicator is built upon legal provisions.