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Q A Tender notice I expected did not arrive with the rest of my Daily Alerts - why is this ?
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Help for Tender and Contract Notices
This section of the site aims to answer any questions or difficulties you may have about any aspect of the Xtender site or service.
         
We have prepared an 8 page tendering guide to try and explain how the Tendering process works. We have also tried to explain the terminology in plain terms.
PDF Document for Download Download Xtender Tendering Guide
Main Document Types
  • Prior Information Notice (PIN)
  • Contract Notice
  • Contract Award Notice
CPV Codes Common Procurement Vocabulary, the CPV establishes a single classification system for public procurement aimed at standardising the references used by contracting authorities and entities to describe the subject of procurement contracts.

See our Tendering Guide for a full description of the CPV coding structure.
   
NUTS Codes The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) was established by Eurostat in order to provide a single uniform breakdown of territorial units for the production of regional statistics for the European Union.

Eurostat is the Statistical Office of the European Communities situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.
 
PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Used as part of the restricted tender procedure by public sector organisation to short-list possible suppliers. Suppliers who are selected, are invited to proceed to the tender stage.