47. For supply contracts, and notwithstanding section 17, the Chief Electoral Officer may decide to evaluate the quality of a tender; in such a case, it must request a price and a quality demonstration based on predetermined evaluation criteria.
The Chief Electoral Officer must specify, in the tender documents, the rules to be used to evaluate the quality of tenders, including the evaluation criteria selected and, for the purposes of Schedule 2, their respective weighting.
The price and the quality demonstration must be presented separately so that the first paragraph of section 54 may apply. In addition to the cases referred to in section 12, the compliance conditions must state that failure to comply with this requirement will entail automatic rejection of a tender.