Frequently Asked Questions
REVIVE properties are placed on the market through a public tender or a restricted tender for prior qualification, with international advertising, with a view to concession for extended periods (usually 50 years).
Tenders are launched after the necessary studies and previous works have been concluded, the preparation of the tender documents (Tender Programme, Specifications and respective annexes), namely, surveys (drawings) of the properties with a clear definition of the respective area of concession, historical framework, definition of global parameters of intervention in the building and respective conditioning factors (study developed by the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage), assessment report, among other works that prove to be necessary according to the specific characteristics of the properties.
The REVIVE tenders are published in the Official Gazette (DRE) and in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
The tender documents are available on the electronic public procurement platform where the procedure takes place, which may vary depending on which contracting authority launches the tender. To access the tender documents via the platform, interested parties must enrol/register on the platform (the enrolling/registry process on the platform may take up to 3 business days).
When Turismo de Portugal launches the tender, the platform used is Saphety (https://www.saphety.com/pt/solutions/public-procurement).
As an additional form of publicity, the launch of the tenders is publicised and the respective documents are made available on the REVIVE website.
Any interested party may also request, through the email of REVIVE -email@example.com - to be included in the mailing list of the Programme, in order to receive relevant information about it, namely about the launch of new tenders.
The specific conditions for the concession of each property are defined in the respective tender documents (Announcement, Programme, Specifications and respective annexes) and become known with the launching of the same.
The publication of the tender documents, i.e. their dissemination and availability for consultation and download, is carried out on the electronic public procurement platform through which the procedure takes place, access to which depends on the enrolling/registry on the platform (the enrolling/registry process on the platform may have a maximum duration of 3 business days).
The tender documents are also available, free of charge, on the REVIVE Programme website.
The participation in the launched tenders, namely the presentation of applications or tenders, requests for clarification, access to clarifications provided by the Jury and the rest of the procedure, depends on prior enrolment/registry in the electronic public procurement platform where the procedure takes place. The enrolment/registry process on the platform may take up to 3 business days.
There is more than one electronic public procurement platform available on the market and the platform used in REVIVE tenders may vary depending on the entity responsible for launching each tender. The platform used in each procedure is always identified in the procedure announcement advertised in the DRE and the OJEU and in the tender programme (which can be consulted on the REVIVE website).
The electronic public procurement platforms have management entities and support services that should be contacted in case of doubt or difficulty at the time of enrolment/registry or, later, during the procedure and in the scope of its use, being aware of the fact that, as a rule, such services only work on business days, during office hours.
Any requests for clarification related to the tender documents and conditions, when these are ongoing, must be placed through the electronic public procurement platform through which the procedure takes place, being answered by the Jury designated in the tender, through the same platform, and the requests for clarification and the answers given, being available for consultation by any interested party.
The Single European Public Procurement Document (DEUCP) is a document, used in international advertising tenders, by which the tenderer declares that he/she has a financial situation and capacity to participate in a public procurement procedure. This means that tenderers no longer need to submit all the documentary evidence and forms previously used in public procurement procedures in the European Union, which results in a significant simplification of access to procurement opportunities across borders.
Since 2018, the DEUCP has existed only in electronic format.
The file in electronic format will be made available on the electronic platform used by the contracting authority, after the procedure has been published in the OJEU, so that it can already contain the pre-filling with the details of the announcement, with tenderers having to complete it. To do this, they must import the file made available on http://www.base.gov.pt/deucp/, which will enable the data placed by the contracting authority to be read and the data filled in by the interested party.
The DEUCP must be submitted, together with the tender, duly completed and signed by the tenderer or by a representative who has the power to bind it, in which case the respective power of attorney must also be submitted.
Tenderers are excluded from the procedure if they do not submit the DEUCP together with the tender or if the DEUCP is not correctly filled in and/or signed by the tenderer or by a representative who has the powers to bind it (in which case the respective power of attorney must be attached to the statement).