34. Despite section 18, for construction contracts, the Public Protector may decide to evaluate the quality of a tender by making a call for tenders in 2 stages.
The first stage consists in selecting contractors by soliciting only a quality demonstration in accordance with the evaluation conditions in Schedule 1. The second stage consists in inviting the selected contractors to submit a tender that includes only a price.
The Public Protector must specify in the tender documents the rules to be used to evaluate the quality of tenders, including the evaluation criteria.