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Once it has been determined that a purchase is required, and the funding has been approved, the seven main steps in the tender purchasing process are:
The Request for Tender outlines what is required, the contractual requirements and how you should respond. The Request for Tender is usually comprised of:
See Understanding the Procurement Documentation for further information.
The value, complexity and business category determine how tenders are invited. How purchasing works explains the rules and guidelines for when, where and how tenders are invited.
In some cases you will need to be prequalified to be able to be successful or even to respond to the Request to Tender. See the prequalification section to see when this is required and how to register.
You should first obtain all relevant documentation. Then:
To find out more see Planning to Quote or Tender.
Tenders are usually evaluated by a tender evaluation committee. Each tender will be checked for compliance with any Conditions for Participation and if compliant, then evaluated against the criteria specified in the tender documentation. For more information, refer to Understanding how Quotations or Tender submissions are Evaluated.
When a contract has been awarded, the successful tenderer will be advised in writing of the outcome. Unsuccessful tenderers are also advised and offered a debriefing interview.
Generally, a formal agreement will be required between the successful tenderer and the relevant government agency. The contract comprises all information provided to and by the successful tenderer.
For large value contracts, a Tasmanian Industry Participation Plan may be required.
Payment will be made at the completion of the contract or as outlined in the payment schedule.
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