Tendering for a Contract - A Few Pointers

| Author: Darren Shelmerdine [Member (F/1004)] | Filed under: ABI Member Only
Tendering for a Contract - A Few Pointers

As you are aware we are currently subscribing to a public tenders database in an effort to identify and bring further potential business opportunities to the membership.

Please read our previous announcement on this by clicking here.

We have had some very positive feedback to date from members who have followed up on some of the tenders posted on the Onelist.

For those members who have yet to engage in the public tenders process, we felt it might be helpful to provide a few pointers.

Firstly don't be put off by the geographical location of the authority requesting the tender. It is often the case that requirements are nationwide, not just regionalised.

Secondly be mindful that tenders are often broken down into Lots, meaning you can submit a proposal for individual sections of a tender if your experience or service area does not encompass the whole of the
requirements listed. You can enter as little or as many Lots as you wish.

Thirdly, bear in mind that you can enter a tender process on a joint venture and consortium basis. So if you are confident that your skill set, qualifications or experience matches the tender criteria, but you have reservations about your capacity, then you can consider teaming up with colleagues and pooling resources.

Our Association is made up of hundreds of professionals both domestically, and internationally, who collectively have a very broad range of diverse investigation skills.

Consider collaborating with ABI colleagues to win larger projects on a mutually beneficial basis.

If members require any advice regarding public tenders, please feel free to contact the Governing Council, and we will do all we an to offer assistance.

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