chapter  3
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The preparation of a tender

Havingdeterminedthemethodbywhichthecontractorwillbe selectedandthenecessarydocumentationhavingbeenprepared,the nextstageintheprocessistheinvitationofanumberofsuitable contractorstosubmittenders.Thischapterdealswiththetender periodfromthecontractor'sviewpointandistakenasbeingthetime fromthedateofreceiptofthetenderdocumentsbythecontractor uptothedateforsubmissionoftenderssomethreeorfourweeks later.Itdealsmainlywiththetaskstheestimatorhastoperform duringthattimeandhowthefinaltenderfigureisproducedand submitted.