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Building Tenders – Tips for Writing Tenders

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					?A professionally written tender is the key giving your tender bid a good footing.
What follows are a number of essential rules to follow in order to help your building
tenders succeed.

A Building Tender is a business document so make sure you have a covering letter to
go with it.

This is advisable for all your building tenders as it will allow you to tell the client
what your main message is and give you the opportunity to give details on how your
document is set out.

The Content of your Building Tenders

There are a number of points the client will expect you to cover in your building
tenders. It is vital to try and address all of these in any building tenders you bid for.

?If you or you team have worked on any kind of similar projects it is important that
you show the client examples

?Your companies track record for any other projects that may be relevant will sit will
in you building tenders

?Try and set timelines and milestones for deadlines when putting together your
building tenders

?Clients will want to see your ability yo deal with complications so include your
experience of these in your construction tenders

?Always make sure that the tender document is completed in full

?It is important to show within your building tenders how you intend to manage the
project

Building Tenders Best Practice

?Your building tender should not be fussy, don't over elaborate

?Your building tender should have consistency and flow both in the typeface you
choose and the overall presentation of the tender document

?Make your construction tenders look professional by adding front covers and
contents pages. This will help the client work their way around the document. the use
of appendices will also help with the navigation of the of the document.
?Use bullet points and/or headings to break up the text and make it easier to read

?It is vitally important to make sure your building tenders have been proof read.
Construction tenders that are presented with spelling, grammatical or factual errors
can leave a bad impression in the potential clients' mind.

Delivering your Building Tenders

?If your building tender is like you run the risk of setting a bad impression and your
document ending up in the bin. have your building tender sent by courier or recorded
delivery. It goes without saying that the only way to guarentee it is there on time is to
deliver yourself by hand.

Once you have submitted you Building Tenders it is a case of sitting back and waiting
to hear if your construction tenders have been successful. If you should fail it is
always important to ask for a debriefing from the clients in order to find out why your
building tenders have been unsuccessful. This will provide with a better
understanding of what to include in your tenders next time.

This Article was written by Ian Lockwood on behalf of Gordon Moden of QSL
Tenders, an expert in building tenders and construction tenders, providing tender
opportunities to UK companies.

				
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