Post-tender negotiations should be considered an important part of a purchasing strategy in government procurements of high value.
The aim of post-tender negotiations is to get the best outcome and commercial arrangements for the government. Negotiations should not just be seen as a process of selecting the lowest-priced, compliant bid.
Ministry of Finance has developed a series of guides on the procurement process and required documentation for government officers who purchase goods, services or works on behalf of the Government of Timor-Leste.
The Best Practice Guide 5: Post-tender Negotiations explains: