To apply for a contract, request the necessary documents from the organisation offering the contract.
Always ask us questions if you require clarification on any point.
You should have received a ‘Tender Check List’, this details all of the documentation you should have received and which ones to complete and return with your submission.
Again seek clarification form the awarding body, but as a general rule only bid for a contract if you are sure you can deliver either to the specification or to your proposed offer.
Q: I’m running late and can not make the submission deadline. Is it OK for me to deliver my submission as soon as I can after the deadline?
Submission deadlines must by adhered to and we can not accept late returns.
Q: I have never tendered for anything and hear it can take quite some time. Is there any preparation I can do prior to me tendering?
Do not underestimate how much time you need to prepare your submission. Start by getting all of your basic documentation detail together. These include Insurance, Bank Details, Certification etc. See Derbyshire’s Draft Commercial Questionnaire for further details, in Derbyshire County Council Affiliates page under Documentation