Regarding the Bid Bond. Can you clarify whether a letter from our bank promising a bid bond will be provided if we are successful in our bid will suffice, or do you need the bid bond in place at time of tender submission and proof of that sent with the tender response?
The provisional bid bond for 2% of the presumed annual amount of the tender, or €1000 (one thousand), as requested at paragraph 9.1 Form of the offer, page 21 of the Special Tender Specifications (STS), needs to be in place at time of tender submission and proof of that needs to be included in the tender documentation submitted by any tenderer participating in the call for tender. The modalities about the issue and operational characteristics of such provisional bond are specified at the aforementioned paragraph and page of the STS.
The performance bond equal to 10% of the annual contract value shall be requested only to the successful tenderer and shall be issued only after the awarding of the contract, as it is specified at paragraph 15. Obligations after being Awarded the Tender of the Special Tender Specifications.