One of the item for which demands are not likely to come down at any time in India is bitumen. Communication and transportation is essential for any state or community as well as for civilization and it is even more important for an upcoming economy like India. That is why bitumen tenders come up very often on the print and electronic media, and more important on the internet.
Who Floats Bitumen Tenders - Perhaps the largest procurer of bitumen in India is government organizations. At every tier of the government, some road construction works are undertaken and bitumen becomes a necessity for such works. However, apart from the government and public authorities, large industrial houses also float bitumen tenders for carrying out their construction and transportation works.
Bitumen Tenders at Various Levels - According to the existing law of the land, almost all the work orders are issued on the basis of tendering methods. At lower levels in the Block and Gram Panchayat levels it is mostly free tenders and open competition. On the other hand at higher levels like DRDAs and ITDAs, Works Departments, Municipal Organizations, Rural Development Departments, and Irrigation Departments, and other construction agencies, it is always tendering process. Usually the departments and corporate bodies provide the construction materials to the agencies undertaking such works on their behalf. Bitumen tenders are floated by them since the materials are often supplied centrally. In other cases such tenders are floated by the executing agencies who have undertaken the works.
Requirements for Successful Tenders - Some of the basic requirements for successful tenders are as follows. Bitumen supplied must conform to the quality specification and pass the tests conducted by the authority for the purpose. Rates should conform to price levels as decided by government. In some cases it is required that the supplier is either licensed or registered with the procuring department. Requirements of corporate houses are much the same without the legal stamps that accompany the official bitumen tenders.
Background of Bidders - It should be remembered by every bidder that either the government or the corporate bodies may conduct verification of their antecedents and reputation in the market. It is therefore very important building up the reputation and goodwill before bidding for either government or the corporate organization tenders.