Last edited 24 Apr 2020

Preferred supplier list

A preferred supplier list is a list of organisations preferred by a client to undertake certain works, supplies or services, following a competitive tendering exercise.

An approved list, or approved supplier list, is a list of potential contractors, suppliers or service providers approved by the client, who have met pre-set criteria.

A select list is: 'A list of suitable prospective contractors, suppliers or service providers that has been drawn up through a shortlisting exercise for a particular contract or procurement activity.'

Ref Glossary of procurement terminology, A guide for suppliers, Published by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in April 2012.

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