On the 3rd of June, the Japan Post in Tokyo (Tokyo Prefecture, Japan) launched a public tender for electronic catalog applications, to be provided for the period of start of contract until the 31st of March 2025. This tender concerns an open tendering procedure under the GPA-rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
More information on the tender, including how to participate, information on specifications for the applications, contracts, templates for submissions etc. can be obtained from the website of the Japan Post on the link below (Japan):
Companies wishing to participate should submit the necessary documents specified in the tender information document to the below mentioned tender contact. Based on this Japan Post will allow participation or not. Any extra information about the documents might be requested from Japan Post, to which applicants need to respond.
The tender will end in an online auction to which on the 29th of July 2022, from 13:00 – 13:15 Japan time. A manual on how to use the online auctioning system can be found on the above link. Companies not yet registered for the system will need to do so at least two days before the auction starts. The results of the tender will be made public immediately after the online auction ends.
More information (in Japanese, summarized in English) can be found on the website of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO): https://www.jetro.go.jp/en/database/procurement/national/articles/240265/2022060300190001.html