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Thank you for joining us. We hope you enjoyed the learning experience. This course is part of the online MSc Construction Project and Cost Management offered by Coventry University on …

Selection and appointment in the tender process

Receiving and opening tenders The method for submitting and receiving tenders should be clearly set out in the instruction to tenderer’s documentation. This should include a time, date, name of …

Review of the week

We hope you have enjoyed this look at tender strategies and the tender process. This week we have examined: The three main tendering strategies Tender pre-qualification Tender documentation The tender …

The tender process up to submission

The tender process from issue of tender documents (by the client’s professional advisors) to the pre-qualified tenderers, to submission of the tender sum, (ie the contractor’s price to carry out …

Tendering strategies

The three most commonly used tendering strategies are: single stage, two stage and negotiated. *If you need a reminder of the RIBA stages, refer to your copy of the RIBA …

Tender pre-qualification

A pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) can be used by a client to produce a shortlist of contractors who are likely to be most appropriate for their particular project. Shortlisted contractors may …

Tendering vocabulary

The tender sum comprises the following elements, for a project on a traditionally procured contract: *The components on the tender sum’s image are available in the ‘Downloads’ section below Your …

A new week

Last week we introduced you to the RIBA Plan of Work 2020, and looked at how to develop the client’s brief, focusing on project time, cost and quality. We appraised …

Introduction to construction procurement

Procurement is generally seen as the process of obtaining goods and services for a stated task, in return for money. In the context of construction, procurement is the process, led …

Review of the week

We hope you have enjoyed this look at how choosing an appropriate procurement route can contribute to successful project delivery. This week we have: Introduced and explained the RIBA Plan …

‘Newer’ methods of procurement

Over the last 20 years or so, clients have experimented with a number of ‘newer’ procurement methods available, including those listed in the Designing Buildings Wiki. As well as routes …

Established methods of procurement

Once a client has established a business case for a project, appointed a principal advisor, and determined their requirements and brief, a decision needs to be made on which procurement …
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