Tendering a construction project

To go to tender, or tendering, is the most common selection process to find a main building contractor.

Most self-builders who choose to hire a main contractor to oversee all the work on their self-build project will go to tender, unless they are sure of who they will be hiring.

A standard tender process should be well structured and will generally be made up of a number of stages. These include the tender documentation, selecting the list of tenderers (the builders you are going to ask to submit a price), carrying out the tender
analysis, post tender negotiation and lastly, final selection and contractor appointment.

Keith Kelliher

Written by Keith Kelliher

Keith is a quantity surveyor with over 20 years' experience and is the founder of Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyors. quantitysurveyor.ie

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