Expression of Interest

An expression of interest [EOI] is a formal notice to potential suppliers that a prospective buyer is planning to acquire goods or services and inviting interested suppliers to register their interest. It can be used as a tool to assess the level of competition in the supply market, and is usually part of a multistage procurement process. The first stage involves alerting potential suppliers to the forthcoming acquisition, and shortlisting respondents if there is an adequate response. The next stage involves the invitation of competitive offers from the short-listed respondents. Expressions of interest may be used for novel acquisitions or when the buyer wishes to stimulate competition where a supply market may not currently exist. See also Market Maker.

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