As of today, the Sobre Digital tool does not have a specific functionality to submit offers anonymously.

However, we transfer below a recommendation of the Consultative Board of Administrative Contracting, to comply with article 187.1 of Law 9/2017 of November 8, on public sector contracts, through the possibilities of configuring limited access in the envelope opening space provided by the tool:

  • Configure the file of the project competition to present proposals with the Digital Envelope tool, bearing in mind that the members of the jury will not have to be able to access the envelope opening space. Procurement unit staff should access the envelope opening area, download the documentation and send it to the adjudicators by email or some other similar means, taking into account changing the file name if they contain information about the bidding company, to maintain the anonymity of the bids. Thus, it would be possible to comply with the electronic submission of offers with the Sobre Digital tool and maintain the anonymity of the projects with respect to the members of the jury.

Following this JCCA recommendation, this issue should be included in the tenders, both in terms of maintaining anonymity in the proposals (no names, no data, no logos or any kind of identifier) and in terms of to the access of the opening tool by the contracting unit, specifying that the members of the jury will not access the project proposals through the Digital Envelope tool.