Last edited 12 Sep 2020

Form of tender

A tender is a submission made by a prospective supplier in response to an invitation to tender. It makes an offer for the supply of goods or services. An invitation to tender might be issued for a range of contracts, including: equipment supply, the main construction contract (perhaps including design by the contractor), demolition, enabling works, and so on.

An invitation to tender might include:

The form of tender is prepared by the client or their consultants and completed and signed by the tenderer. It is a formal acknowledgement that the tenderer understands and accepts the terms of conditions of the tender documents and any other requirements that are stipulated.

Items that might be appear on a form of tender could include:

Some of these items may be filled out by the client or their consultants in advance, so that the tenderer only has to agree and sign.

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