What is a tender pack?
Tendering is the process by which bids are invited from interested contractors to carry out specific packages of construction work. It should adopt and observe the key values of fairness, clarity, simplicity and accountability, as well as reinforce the idea that the apportionment of risk to the party best placed to assess and manage it is fundamental to the success of a project.
A tender pack is a document compiling all the necessary materials required for the build phase – number of bricks, cement, paving slabs etc. As it will specify all the necessary materials this will make it much easier for you to be in control of your build project.
Why have a tender pack?
A tender pack can be given out to different contractors to obtain a like for like quote for their construction fees.The principle of tendering is to ensure that true competition is achieved, as it is evaluated by applying certain criteria. These criteria may be expressed in terms of financial matters, comprising a simple assessment relating to tender sums, or more complex financial evaluation, including consideration of projected costs over the life cycle of the completed project.Providing contractors with just building regulation drawings you will not be able to obtain an accurate quotation as each contractor will specify different finishes therefore having you end up with very varied fees.
Extension Architecture can help specify for and with you the most suitable finishes which will be followed out at the construction phase so that you can be on top of the project and have no hidden charges sprung on you. It could also address other non-financial factors such as time and proposed methods or levels of capability; or sometimes a mixture of both – collectively referred to as a ‘quality/price balance’ or ‘matrix’.