What is a tender?

A tender is a submission made by a prospective supplier of goods or services made in response to an invitation to tender. In construction tenders are likely to be used for the selection of a contractor to deliver a programme of works although may apply to a range of goods and services. In recent years procurement routes have become increasingly


While breaches of the public sector tender process may seemingly find their way to court more frequently, it’s foolish to think that anything goes when it comes to private sector tenders and how these are conducted.

In this NBS guide we explore the ‘rules of the game’, the lik

Breaches of the public sector tender process often find their way into the courts, with private sector tenders causing fewer…

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