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What is e-Tendering

An e-Tendering System (or Electronic Tendering System) facilitates the complete tendering process from the advertising of the requirement through to the placing of the contract. This includes the exchange of all relevant documents in electronic format.

Similar terms:

  • RFQ (request for quotation)
  • RFT (request for tender)
  • e-bidding

Types of e-Tender

1. Open Tender:
Open tendering is the preferred competitive public procurement method used for acquiring goods, services and Contracts. It is executed in accordance with established procedures set out in the procurement guidelines and detailed in the standard bidding documents.
Open tendering is also known as open competitive bidding, open competition or open solicitation, and the procurement notices used to call for bids for these requirements are identified as: Invitation for Bids or Invitation to Tender.
The fundamental requirements of open tendering are that they should:

  • Be open to all qualified and interested bidders,
  • Be advertised locally (and internationally, when required),
  • Have objective qualifications criteria,
  • Have neutral and clear technical specifications,
  • Have clear and objective evaluation criteria, and

It is presumed that this procurement method fosters effective competition and adds value for money.

2. Selective Tendering:
Selective Tendering is a procurement method that limits the request for tenders to a select number of suppliers, contractors or service providers. This method of procurement is also called: Limited Bidding.
Although considered a competitive procurement method, competition is limited to only firms shortlisted or invited by the Tenderer / Buyer. Any decision to use the Selective Tendering procurement method must conform to the policies and procedures governing the procurement system.
A basic characteristic of this method is that competition is confined to a certain number of firms either because only a few firms are qualified to fulfill the specific type of requirement, or certain conditions warrant the use of a limited number of firms in order to reduce the time and cost of the selection process.

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