Determination of disproportionate tenders in public procurement

Autores UPV
Revista Journal of Investment and Management


Public procurement is one of the fundamental pillars of the construction sector and the understanding of its statutory regulation is one of the keys to success. The government regulates the concept of disproportionate tenders to avoid deals that are too low, something which could jeopardise the execution of the work or cause problems during implementation such as conflicting prices, project modifications and delays. The criteria for determining the disproportionality of the offers are numerous and each contracting authority determines which to use in each process by carrying out a comparative analysis. The results show that the formulas of disproportionality based on a percentage of the bid price are not useful, and the convenience of formulas based on the determination of a low reference which is calculated from both the average of the offers and the standard deviation.