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The mini-competition

What is a mini-competition in procurement? A further competition, previously known as a mini-competition, is a procurement process in which awarded suppliers on a framework produce a tender that outlines how they can meet the customers needs. A mini competition is basically a competition needed to secure a place on a call off contract. A …

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Tips to make your tender for business stand out

A winning bid response is in the planning. Analysing the tender request should be among the first steps that is taken when preparing a response. All public tender requests, often referred to as invitations to offer (ITOs), requests for tender (RFTs) or requests for proposal (RFPs), have common elements such as: Outline of the job’s …

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What criteria do different buyers use to evaluate tenders?

The Public and Private Sector There are many different types of tendering procedures across the UK procurement landscape. In the public sector, within the UK, the most commonly used procedure is the two-stage tendering process. The public sector is heavily regulated and must comply with The Public Contracts Regulations 2015.  The private sector, although it …

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