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Custody of tenders after receipt

174 Custody of tenders after receipt

(1) A council must:
(a) provide a secure tender box, and
(b) ensure that:
(i) all tenders (except the tenders received by electronic means that have not been printed out, but including those received by facsimile transmission) submitted to it for a proposed contract are kept in the tender box, and
(ii) the tender box, when containing tenders, is kept in a safe and secure place,
until the envelopes containing the tenders are opened in accordance with clause 175.
(2) A council must ensure that, whenever the council's office is open for business, its tender box is kept in a place that allows tenderers who wish to do so to deposit their tenders personally.
(3) Tenders received by electronic means as referred to in clause 173 (2) (b) must be stored on an information system (within the meaning of the Electronic Transactions Act 2000 ) in such a manner (whether by means of password protection or otherwise) that they are accessible only to an appropriate person.

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