Annotated Revised GPAΒΆ

Warning

This is prepublication, alpha guidance.

This document annotates selected parts of the GPA, with details on how to publish the information using OCDS in a way that is consistent with the rules of the GPA. It is intended for a policy audience.

Warning

References from Articles VII:3, VII:4, VII:5, IX:8, IX:9, X:7, X:9, X:11, XIII:2, XIV:1, XVI:2 are not yet added.

Article VII Notices
Reference GPA text OCDS guidance
VII:2 Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, each notice of intended procurement shall include:
VII:2(a) the name and address of the procuring entity and other information necessary to contact the procuring entity and obtain all relevant documents relating to the procurement, and their cost and terms of payment, if any;
  • Add an Organization object to the parties array:
    • Add 'procuringEntity' to its roles
    • Enter an identifier in its id, which can be arbitrary as it is primarily to allow referencing from other parts of the file
    • Enter the name of the procuring entity in its name
    • Enter the address of the procuring entity in its address
    • Enter other information necessary to contact the procuring entity in its contactPoint
  • Enter the above identifier in tender/procuringEntity/id
  • Enter the name of the procuring entity in tender/procuringEntity/name
  • You can proactively enter the cost and terms of payment of all relevant documents relating to the procurement in tender/participationFees
  • You can proactively enter any relevant documents relating to the procurement in tender/documents
This requires the Participation Fees extension.
VII:2(b) a description of the procurement, including the nature and the quantity of the goods or services to be procured or, where the quantity is not known, the estimated quantity;
  • Enter a description of the procurement in tender/description
  • Enter the nature and the quantity of the goods or services to be procured or, where the quantity is not known, the estimated quantity in tender/description or, if possible, split this into Item objects in the tender/items array:
    • Enter the nature in an item's description and/or unit
    • Enter the quantity in an item's quantity
The method of representing an estimated quantity is under discussion.
VII:2(c) for recurring contracts, an estimate, if possible, of the timing of subsequent notices of intended procurement;
  • Enter an estimate, if possible, of the timing of subsequent notices of intended procurement in tender/recurrence/dates
  • Enter any further information in tender/recurrence/description
This requires the Recurring Contracts extension.
VII:2(d) a description of any options;
  • Enter this in tender/options
This requires the Options extension.
VII:2(e) the time-frame for delivery of goods or services or the duration of the contract;
  • If the duration of the contract is disclosed, enter it in tender/contractPeriod
  • If the time-frame for delivery of goods or services is disclosed, add a Milestone object to the tender/milestones array:
    • Use 'delivery' for its type
    • If the time-frame for delivery of goods or services is a specific date, enter it in the object's dueDate or, if it is a time period, enter it in the object's period
The addition of period to the Milestone building block is under discussion.
VII:2(f) the procurement method that will be used and whether it will involve negotiation or electronic auction;
  • Use 'open', 'selective' or 'limited' for the procurement method that will be used in tender/procurementMethod
  • If it will involve negotiation, add 'negotiated' to tender/procurementMethodModalities
  • If it will involve electronic auction, add 'electronicAuction' to tender/procurementMethodModalities
This requires the Procurement Method Modalities extension.
VII:2(g) where applicable, the address and any final date for the submission of requests for participation in the procurement;
  • Add a Milestone object to the tender/milestones array:
    • Use 'requestToParticipate' for its type
    • Enter any final date for the submission of requests for participation in the procurement in its dueDate
    • Add the address for the submission of requests for participation in the procurement to its description
VII:2(h) the address and the final date for the submission of tenders;
  • Enter the final date for the submission of tenders in tender/tenderPeriod/endDate
  • Add the address for the submission of tenders to tender/submissionMethodDetails
VII:2(i) the language or languages in which tenders or requests for participation may be submitted, if they may be submitted in a language other than an official language of the Party of the procuring entity;
  • Find the Organization object in the parties array whose id matches tender/procuringEntity/id
  • Enter the language or languages in which tenders or requests for participation may be submitted in its contactPoint/availableLanguage
This requires the Additional Contact Points extension.
VII:2(j) a list and brief description of any conditions for participation of suppliers, including any requirements for specific documents or certifications to be provided by suppliers in connection therewith, unless such requirements are included in tender documentation that is made available to all interested suppliers at the same time as the notice of intended procurement;
  • Add this to tender/eligibilityCriteria
VII:2(k) where, pursuant to Article IX, a procuring entity intends to select a limited number of qualified suppliers to be invited to tender, the criteria that will be used to select them and, where applicable, any limitation on the number of suppliers that will be permitted to tender; and
  • Add this to tender/eligibilityCriteria
VII:2(l) an indication that the procurement is covered by this Agreement.
  • Add 'GPA' to tender/coveredBy
This requires the Covered By extension.