closed bidding

closed competitive selection

A competitive process in which the owner (or his representative) limits the lists of bidders on a building contract to those he has selected for bidding.
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Summary: All the projects would be allocated via public auctions or closed bidding rounds-says official.
The newspaper cited the official as saying all the projects would be allocated via public auctions or closed bidding rounds.
But we changed our mind when we found out it would be closed bidding.
When Shell was contacted a second time about submitting a bid, he was told the owners had decided to go with a closed bidding process.
And in a closed bidding process, they could choose to give the contract to anyone they wanted, even if we were the low bidder.
The user can define auction participation, offering open bidding by posting information to a web site, or closed bidding by automatically sending email alerts to invite parties to participate.