MIF 140 - Restricting the number of gain attempts by a new Supplier where the customer is under contract with an existing Supplier
| At the moment there is no restriction on the number of registration attempts that a Supplier can make when 'gaining' a customer. However, if the customer is under contract with their existing Supplier, this can lead to the objection process being invoked. Even after the objection is upheld, the Supplier can attempt to register again immediately afterwards and this registration and objection process by Suppliers can be repeated time and again.
We believe that a restriction in the number of registration attempts where customers are under contract is required to prevent multiple unwarranted registration attempts. The inclusion of additional wording is intended to provide this, whilst ensuring that where there is valid contradictory evidence further attempts may still be made.