If procurement is not required for the fulfilment of the objectives, as set out in stage 2, then steps 6, 7, 8 and 9 will not be a part of your project lifecycle.
The details of the approach at this stage will depend on the agreed procurement strategy.
Conducting a Request for Information (RFI) at this stage will bring insights into suppliers’ size, capabilities, financials, strengths and weaknesses before assessing whether they should be included in the tender process. This will help understand the potential suppliers and inform the approach on invitation to participate in the tender process. Issuing the Invitation to Tender (ITT) is the subsequent step where suppliers submit their response to the defined requirements.