InVra plus knows all the pitfalls involved in a tendering process and also knows what is needed for a successful tender.
Much has changed in the tendering area since the introduction of AW 2012. Whereas civil engineering contracts used to be generally awarded on the basis of the lowest price, the government is these days more inclined towards the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).
To ensure the smooth running of a call for tenders it is important to consider it at an early stage. Does the client want to leave a lot of freedom to the market and only describe the results in functional terms, or does he want to precisely specify what he wants in advance? Does he want to give smaller, local entrepreneurs a chance or does he prefer a single integrated assignment featuring a large number of different disciplines, which makes it difficult for small companies to enter a bid? These are important choices in the design process. It makes a big difference whether a design is to be developed into RAW contract documents in which the client organises all of the permits beforehand or whether the contractor will see to part of the design and the permit application. Who provides these services? Will the client do this himself, or will it form part of the tender?
Since we as an engineering firm have experience with the various aspects of tendering procedures, both the preparation of services and works and bidding for services and works (in combination) we know where the pitfalls are found in a tendering process and what is needed to bring it to a successful conclusion. We will help you to make the choices that are needed to move from planning to award and implementation. In this context we consider not only the legal aspects but also efficiency so that the client has a successful call for tenders and the tendering parties have a realistic chance of being awarded the contract.