Scope of Building Tenders
With rapid urbanization and industrialization combined with population explosion in the country, there has been growing demands for different types of buildings. Demands are huge in both public and private sectors. Office buildings, staff residential buildings, houses meant for industrially and other project displaced persons, residential buildings in urban, semi urban and project areas and such others offer huge scope for business for both established and up coming businessmen. Responding to and winning building tenders offer excellent opportunities to make one's presence felt in the industry.
Essential Ground Rules
A few essential ground rules should be followed by every aspirant for winning building tenders. Most important among them are:
- Writing an effective and appealing covering letter that would allow the bidder to narrate in brief how he proposes to take up and complete the work.
- No information that is required by the requesting company or department, as pointed out in the tender advertisement should be left unattended. Every question should be answered as precisely as one can without being too descriptive.
- Past experience and records always count and the bidder should give a brief description of his past achievements and experience in the field.
- Explaining the resources that will ensure timely completion of the work is vital for winning the bid.
- Instead of elaborations, the bid papers should contain all important information in gist.
- Contents should be consistent throughout and using bullet points will help.
Bids to the tenders should be delivered by hand or in person, since very often the ones submitted through courier or mail do not reach the destination in time and ends up in the bins. It may not be possible in case of global tenders due to geographical barriers. Hence it would be good submitting them in three different ways; by mail, by fax, and using email with digital signatures.
Bidder should never forget to obtain a debriefing from the prospective client when a bid fails. It will help them fathom out the reasons for failure and eliminating them during the next bid for any tender including the building tender.