It is good practice to notify bidders of any particular contract performance requirements or any essential award criteria early in the process.
This can be done by including details in the contract notice so that they can take an early view on whether they can satisfy the requirements.
These can be included at section V1.3 Additional Information. Below are examples of wording that can be used for this purpose:
‘The contracting authority has included obligations within the specification and contract conditions relating to the use of conflict minerals, which are relevant to the products or services to be delivered.’
‘It is a requirement of this contract that suppliers provide evidence of policy and systems that aim to prevent the inclusion of conflict minerals in products supplied, and demonstrate continual improvement.’
'Throughout the term of the contract, the contractor will be required to demonstrate how they assess the likelihood of conflict minerals within products, and what measures they have undertaken to minimise and eliminate, where practical, such minerals. The contractor will be required to comply with any new and emerging legislation and/or self-certification system.'
‘The contract or framework agreement supports the Scottish Government's National Performance Framework, and the National Outcomes which articulate the Government's Purpose to focus Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth. This Framework supports the following National Outcomes, and contractors are expected to support the contracting authority’s aim to achieve these.' [Insert relevant National Outcomes - see above].