Government Procurement - Questions & Answers

Question Where can I find information about public procurement calls for tender? Answer The Japanese government publishes calls for tender in English at a limited number of sites.  JETRO (Japan Ex...

Challenging systems

In line with the WTO agreement on public procurement Japan has established  a complaints system, called CHANS. In practice, this system is seldom used since its establishment in 1996.  At the region...

Electronic bidding

Electronic bidding systems are rapidly becoming the norm in Japan, with many government organisations setting up designated portals to conduct all tender procedures online. The national government has...

Tender evaluation

The overall majority of tenders in Japan are evaluated on one criterion: - lowest price. The reasoning behind this is that all suppliers participating are deemed to possess the ability and skills to m...

Tender submission and contracting

Submission and opening of tenders Once all documents for the tender have been prepared, they must be sealed and submitted at the location specified in the tender notice and/or tender documentation....

Licenses

In general, there is little English information made available on licenses and permissions in Japan.  In particular, if a company is active in sectors such as construction or the medical sector, lice...

Japan Industrial Standards (JIS)

General overview For a general overview on Japanese standards and various resources see the description under Legal & Regulatory Issues » Standards. Practical Information  The Japan Industrial ...

Standards and licenses

To ensure the quality and safety of goods and services provided to Japanese government entities, in quite a few categories certain standards need to be met or licenses obtained. In particular, in tend...

Tender documentation

Given the large diversity in the goods and services that are procured by government entities, it rather difficult to give a concise description of the contents of tender documentation. For the procure...

Explanatory meetings

In case of the procurement of complex goods or services, the procuring entity will organize an explanatory meeting, usually within days after the invitation to tender.  Please note that the informati...

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December 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the December issue:LEGISLATION...
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EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #68 December 2019The Centre is pleased to present to...