Threshold values and conditions for the direct award procedure
Alongside the legal framework for the awarding of mandates, the FDFA provides information on threshold values and on the various publication platforms. In addition, the FDFA highlights the conditions that apply to the direct procedure.
Threshold values for the three types of procedure: tender, invitation and direct award
Under the tender procedure, the FDFA publishes the mandate on the simap.ch platform. All interested parties and suitable tenderers can submit an offer. The FDFA evaluates the offers using pre-defined, published criteria. The mandate is awarded to the most economically advantageous bid, which is published on SIMAP, the official electronic public procurement platform of the federal government, the cantons and communes.
Under the invitation procedure, the FDFA selects tenderers, who are then invited to submit offers. In this case the FDFA – wherever possible – will obtain at least three offers. The FDFA compares the offers and awards the mandate to the most economically advantageous bid.
Under the direct award procedure, the FDFA awards the mandate to a supplier directly. When reviewing the bid prior to making the award, the FDFA complies with the requirement to use public funds efficiently and economically.