This 43-page PDF addresses the core business of nonprofits and commercial enterprises in successful quoting and tendering.
There is an art to preparing quotes and tenders – always start with what you are offering to deliver, complete with costing, budgeting and scheduling of all related activities. Then, and only then, can you draft and refine a positive, powerful and persuasive document and ‘corporate’ image.
A successful quote or tender will include validated and sufficient detail on cost, quality, delivery and timeliness to convince the assessors of your organisation’s credibility, capability and commitment to a consistent and superior quality of goods or services.
An effective request-for-quote or tender brief will provide sufficient and accurate detail on eligibility, specifications, quality, timelines, assessment/evaluation criteria, selection procedure, confidentiality, negotiation procedures and contractual obligations.