Last edited 09 Jun 2014

Invitation to negotiate for PFI

The invitation to negotiate for private finance initiative (PFI) projects is equivalent to the invitation to tender for traditional contracts. It sets out the project particulars and the specific requirements for bids. It may be a development of the information pack if one was issued to potential bidders with pre-qualification questionnaires.

The invitation to negotiate might include:

NB. Private finance initiative projects are generally tendered after the project brief has been prepared, without the benefit of design. However if a smart PFI route is adopted a concept design will have been prepared and so the invitation to negotiate might include drawings and prescriptive or performance specifications.

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For a detailed description of the tender process for private finance initiative projects see the free work plan stage: Public project: PFI tender.

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