(a) A "no extension statement" is a statement that an offer will not be extended beyond a specified date unless it is unconditional as to acceptances.
(b) If a Bidder (or its directors, officials or advisers) makes a no extension statement, and that statement is not withdrawn immediately if incorrect, the Bidder will not be allowed subsequently to extend its offer beyond the stated date, except:
(i) where the right to do so in certain circumstances is specifically reserved at the time the no extension statement is made and those circumstances subsequently arise; or
(ii) in wholly exceptional circumstances.
(c) If a Bidder wishes to include a reservation to a no extension statement, the Panel must be consulted.
(d) The provisions of Paragraph 30.4 will apply in any event.