NSP FAQ
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Can an NSP grantee use contractors originally procured under NSP1 for activities and projects funded under NSP2 or NSP3 grants, without undertaking a new procurement process?

Date Published: October 2012

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In general NSP grantees should not continue to use the same contractors for NSP2 or NSP3 without going through a competitive procurement process. But if the original procurement process did not specify if the work was for NSP1, and the work to be done for NSP2 or NSP3 is very similar to what was in the original procurement, then yes you can continue to use the contractors again. However, processes that are not opened up regularly to new entrants do face the risk of challenges by other contractors, which can be very time-consuming.


Tags: NSP Financial and Grants Management - Procurement

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