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Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process
High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices

negotiated procurement procedures  called sealed bids ; negotiated procurement , relying on competitive proposals ; and two-step sealed bidding , a combination of bidding and negotiating. Sealed Bidding (Sealed Bids) Sealed bidding is a procurement method used when the best value is expected to result from a selection of the lowest evaluated priced offer. It relies on a solicitation document called invitation for bids (IFB) (also known as invitation to bid [ITB], or invitation to tender [ITT]) and involves the following steps: Preparation

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