The outcomes of the work undertaken during this phase are:
The full tender package is complete and ready to be published. (As described in this chapter, the RFP terms and especially the final contract terms may be subject to refinements or even changes during the tender process. This is particularly the case in some types of two-stage tender processes, such as competitive dialogue.)
The authorization and final approval have been given to launch the tender and for the procuring authority to enter into a contract if a bidder meets the criteria and proposal requirements. The tender package is based on a completed and full appraisal and preparation that began in the Appraisal Phase and has now been satisfactorily concluded.