Group Procurement issues a tender document containing a full Definition of Scope, Commercial and Legal Terms & Conditions, Cost Breakdown Form and Template for Response. Depending on the complexity of the product/service, other information will be given Suppliers must comply with all formulated templates in the document(s). Group Procurement evaluates the supplier’s capabilities, value creation, TCO and incurred benefits. Based on this evaluation, a number of suppliers are invited to participate in Step 3. Note that submittal of bids in suppliers own format (that have not been approved), will eliminate the supplier from any further participation in the process. This is applicable even if the submitted format contains all the relevant information.