The Mandatory Technical Requirements drafting section should be used to set out technical requirements that must be met in order for a proposal or bid to be considered.

Because failure to meet a mandatory requirement results in disqualification, great care should be taken in drafting mandatory requirements to ensure that they enable a clear and objective assessment of tender compliance.

Mandatory Technical requirements should:

  • be used sparingly to deal with crucial compulsory standards
  • be articulated in a clear manner that permits an objective pass/fail assessment and
  • be capable of assessment at the submission deadline