Tag Archive for Tag: Tender

Tag: Tender Construction Invitation to tender

Unless the project’s contractor has already been selected, owners must publicise the availability of their projects to prospective tenderers. The procedure used on most publicly funded projects and some private ones is for the owner to issue an invitation to tender, also known as an advertisement for tenders or notice to tenderers, with basic information about the project. A sample

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Tag: Tender Traditional design–tender–build

We call this approach to construction project delivery ‘traditional’ because it has been the approach of choice for owners of most construction projects during many centuries. With this method, the owner contracts with a design organisation to perform preliminary planning, carry out design work and prepare contract documents (all of which will be described in some detail in Chapter 3).

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Tag: Tender Procedure for accepting a tender

After the closing date for tenders, and if tenders have not been publicly opened, contractors  will be anxious to discover where they stand: either to prepare themselves for holding discussions over their tender, or to divert their energies elsewhere if they find themselves unlikely to be offered the contract. If prices have not been arithmetically checked, it is inadvisable to give any information lest

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Tag: Tender Offer by a tenderer to complete early

Atenderer may state in his offer that his prices are dependent on being permitted to complete the works in a shorter time than the period for completion stated in the contract documents. This offer must be looked at with care because it implies that other separate contracts the employer may have let for supply of plant to be incorporated in the works must be

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Tag: Tender Choosing a tender

In order to resolve any mistakes or qualifications in tenders it is often necessary to hold a discussion with one or two of the tenderers. Such discussion must only take place with the knowledge of the employer, and in accordance with any restrictions set by him. At this stage there is a strong possibility that tenderers will know the prices quoted by at least

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Tag: Tender Checking prices and comparing tenders

The engineer or consultant advising the employer must bear in mind that his report on tenders should provide the factual results of his analysis of tenders. He may need to indicate what any particular finding implies; but he does not recommend which tender should be accepted unless the employer requests this. Even so the choice of contractor must be the employer’s, and not

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Tag: Tender Considering tenders

Opening tenders Arrangements for return of tenders should be set out in the ‘Instructions to Tenderers’, giving both the place and latest time for receipt. Tenderers need to use secure means of delivery, and should receive a signed confirmation of delivery. It is usual to require tenders to be returned in sealed envelopes, marked only with the contract name and no means of identifying

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Tag: Tender Issuing tender documents

Tender preparation and assessment times need to be adequate; they should be programmed into a realistic timetable which gives sufficient time for the  engineer and the contractor to carry out their duties. A contractor faced with a set of contract documents has to absorb much information, get many quotations, and consider all options. For a small job even 4 weeks’ tendering time may fall

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Tag: Tender Procedures under selective tendering

If an employer is not subject to any of the restrictions outlined in the previous section, he may make a selected list of contractors from those who have served him satisfactorily in the past or those recommended to him. However, for public authorities in the EC, EC rules will apply for contracts above a certain value as described in the Section 6.2, and elsewhere

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Tag: Tender Tendering requirements and EC rules

Civil engineering construction works and many other similar types of purchase form a large part of the annual expenditure of local and national government authorities and of the public services such as water, drainage, gas and electricity, etc. Consequently such authorities have long-standing rules concerning the procurement of tenders, designed to ensure tenders are obtained openly in a manner which

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