Prix anormalement bas et marchés publics : l'acheteur public doit demander des précisions au candidat en cas de doute sur le montant des prix proposés

Abnormally low prices and public contracts: the public purchaser must ask the candidate for details in case of doubt about the price offered

by gmorales on 3 June 2013 | Category: Public markets
Prix anormalement bas et marchés publics : l'acheteur public doit demander des précisions au candidat en cas de doute sur le montant des prix proposés Prix anormalement bas et marchés publics : l'acheteur public doit demander des précisions au candidat en cas de doute sur le montant des prix proposés

Abnormally low prices and public contracts: The public purchaser must ask the candidate for clarification in case of doubt about the price offered!

Rule n ° 1:

Holding back an abnormally low tender undermines the equality of candidates for the award of a public contract. The contracting authority is therefore required to ask the applicant for any clarifications and justifications that may explain the price offered.

Rule n ° 2:

The contracting authority is then required to check whether the details and justifications provided by the applicant to justify its price are sufficient and that they are not likely to compromise the proper performance of the contract. Failing this, it must reject the offer except to undermine the equality between the candidates for the award of a public contract.

Rule n ° 3:

A large price difference between the candidates is not enough to characterize an abnormally low bid. The judge must verify whether the price in question is in itself clearly undervalued and thus likely to jeopardize the proper performance of the contract.