The Government Property Agency (GPA) has set stricter requirements for estate agents wishing to bid for a contract to sell government quarters. The contract is open for tender again after the cancellation of the initial tender in July. The Finance Branch had called off the first tender because of 'technical' mistakes which drew criticism from interested estate agents. A GPA spokesman said the main difference in the new tender was that the agents not only had to submit the amount of commissions they would charge the Government on each transaction but they also had to outline their sales strategy, annual sales volume and reputation. Most of the government quarters will be classified as luxury residential units at good locations, which means applicants' experience in the sector will also be considered. The spokesman said GPA would choose at least three estate agents for two-year terms. The first batch of flats for sale will consist of about 10 units of more than 1,000 square feet. The tender will close on October 11 and the contract is expected to be signed on December 1. The spokesman expected the tender to receive a strong response. GPA would set the market price of the quarters. To avoid the units being sold at below market price, it would revise the price according to market trends, he said.