Public Procurement

  1. Match the following
  2. (a) offset(a) specifies the price for the supply of a subject matter of procurement
    (b) invitation to bid(b) a condition imposed on a bidder to encourage local development
    (c) rate contract(c) an online real-time purchasing technique
    (d) electronic reverse(d) includes notice inviting tender auction 
    1. (a)(b); (b)(d); (c)(a); (d)(c)
    2. (a)(d); (b)(c); (c)(b); (d)(a)
    3. (a)(c); (b)(d); (c)(b); (d)(a)
    4. none of the above
  3. The general principles of procurement, transparency and grievance redressal do not apply to
    1. Any procurement the value of which is less than Rs.50 lakh
    2. emergency procurement for the management of disaster
    3. procurement for the purposes of national security or as strategic consideration
    4. All of the above
  4. Which among the following is incorrect
    1. Procuring entity shall ensure that the successful bid is reasonable and consistent with the quality required
    2. same set of rules is required to be made for different categories of procuring entities
    3. procuring entity to evolve mechanisms for corrupt practices
    4. none of the above
  5. Which among the following falls under ‘Code of integrity’
    1. Non-disclosure of conflict of interest
    2. Non-obstruction of any investigation or auditing of a procurement process
    3. Allowing business transactions between the bidder any the procuring entity
    4. None of the above
  6. When the procuring entity comes to the conclusion that the bidder has violated the code of integrity
    1. The procuring entity may exclude the bidder from the procurement process
    2. The procuring entity may call-off pre-contract negotiation
    3. The procuring entity may debar the bidder from participation in future procurement
    4. All of the above
  7. Which of the following tantamounts to limit competition among bidders
    1. Packaging the procurement
    2. Dividing the procurement into packages in the interest of economy, efficiency
    3. Limitation on participation of bidders with justification
    4. none of the above
  8. Find out the correct statement
    1. Technical specifications shall be based on only national standards
    2. mandatory procurement may be made on the ground of socioeconomy policy
    3. Expected time limit for processing of procurement need not be indicated in the pre-qualification document
    4. none of the above
  9. In case the procuring entity calls for bids in two envelops
    1. The techno-commercial bid and financial bid shall be opened together for evaluation
    2. The financial-bid shall be opened first for evaluation
    3. The techno-Commercial bid shall be opened and evaluated first
    4. none of the above
  10. A bid shall be excluded, if the procuring entity determines
    1. the bidder is an insolvent
    2. the bidder unduly influence the procurement process
    3. the bidder has a conflict of interest that materially affects fair competition
    4. All of the above
  11. The process of procurement may be cancelled
    1. Only after the acceptance of the successful bid, without any reason
    2. any time prior to the acceptance of the bid without any reason
    3. if the successful bidder fails to sign procurement contract
    4. none of the above
  12. Which among the following is incorrect
    1. no price negotiation shall be held except in case of single source procurement
    2. After cancellation of the procurement, the procuring entity shall not open any bid and return it
    3. The reason for cancellation of procurement need not be communicated to all bidders
    4. none of the above
  13. When procurement from a category of prospective bidders is necessary for the mandatory procurement
    1. Open competitive bidding is choosen
    2. two-stage bidding is choosen
    3. Limited competitive bidding is choosen
    4. none of the above
  14. When procurement of any goods or works or services which are urgently required for maintenance/emergency services
    1. Sport purchase is choosen
    2. electronic reverse action is choosen
    3. single source purchase is choosen
    4. none of the above
  15. Which among the following is not within the powers of the procurement redressal committee
    1. to recommend corrective measures to be taken to the procuring entity and the bidder
    2. To follow the principles of natural justice
    3. not to suspend the procurement process pending disposal of the application
    4. none of the above
  16. Which among the following matter(s) the review by the procuring entity/application to redressal committee is not available
    1. the decision to enter into price negotiations in accordance with S.23
    2. cancellation of a procurement process in accordance with S.24
    3. determination of need of procurement in accordance with S.7
    4. all of the above
  17. The procuring entity need not maintain confidentiality
    1. information that affect security or strategic interests of India
    2. informations that affect the intellectual property rights of the bidders
    3. offset policy imposing any requirements for offsets
    4. none of the above
  18. Debarment from bidding is not available when the bidder
    1. withdraws from the procurement process after opening of financial bids
    2. withdraws from the procurement process after being declared the successive bidder
    3. fails to enter into procurement contract after being declared the successive bidder
    4. fails to enter into procurement contract in striations of force majeure
  19. Find the incorrect statement among the following
    1. the procuring entity shall invite bids by writing directly on the same day to all registered bidders in limited competitive bidding
    2. A bidder, may seek clarifications in writing from the procuring entity in respect of bidding documents
    3. All price-valuation criteria shall be objective but not quantifiable
    4. none of the above
  20. Which among the following is correct
    1. Pre-qualification of bidders shall be for any kind of procurement
    2. The central Government may prescribe model bidding documents for various types of procurement
    3. List of excluded bidders need not be posted in Central Public Procurement Portal
    4. none of the above
  21. Which is not true in PPP arrangement
    1. There is defined allocation of risk between the private sector and the public entity
    2. The public entity receives performances linked payments
    3. Investments or management is undertaken by the private sector entity
    4. none of the above


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