Collaborating to Win Tenders

This guidance has been developed by CollaborationNI to help voluntary and community organisations to maximise their chances of winning tenders by working together in collaboration.
Collaborating to Win Tenders
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This guidance can help you to understand:

  • What is meant by ‘commissioning’ and ‘procurement’
  • What the benefits of collaborating to tender can be
  • What difficulties might arise when collaborating to tender
  • Important aspects to consider for collaborative tendering
  • How to prepare for a collaborative tender

Commissioning and procurement

  • The commissioning cycle
  • Models of commissioning
  • EU Treaty Principles for procurement

Preparing to collaborate

  • Benefits of collaborating to tender
  • Common reasons that collaborations fail
  • Preparing to collaborate-step by step guidance
  • Key issues and questions
  • Process of forming a collaboration
  • Deciding on partners
  • Critical steps for collaboration
  • Legal implications

Preparing for tender

  • Review of capacity to deliver
  • Tender documentation
  • Pre-qualification
  • Invitation to tender
  • Information to prepare in advance
  • Tips for success

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