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Checklist: Completing a government tender response

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  • Requirements to complete a tender submission

The following is an example checklist to make sure you identify all the requirements of a complete tender submission. Update this sample checklist to suit all the requirements of the tender you are applying for. 

Evaluation criteria

In your response to tender questions have you addressed every Evaluation Criteria (identified in Part A: Conditions of Participation)?

Specifications

Have you addressed every Mandatory, Highly Desirable and Desirable Specification in your responses to tender questions?

Response to Part D: Tenderer's Response Schedule

Have you completed every response schedule in Part D?

Tenderer's Information

Tender Form

Executive Summary

Compliance Specification

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Capability

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Past Performance and Current Work

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Quality System for Deliverables

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Customer Service

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Strategic

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Innovation

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Financial Viability

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Risk and Insurance

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Compliance with the Proposed Contract

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Conflict of Interest

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Costings

Environmental Sustainability

  • Have you addressed the Evaluation Criteria?
  • Have you addressed the Mandatory requirements in the Specifications?

Any Other Matters

Contract Disclosure

Have you indicated compliance or otherwise to the Specifications?

Have you identified where you exceed the requirements and provided detail?

Have you provided detail against full compliance statements?

Have you provided detail against partial compliance statements?

Have you provided detail against non-compliance statements?

Response to Compliance to Conditions 

Have you indicated compliance or otherwise to the Conditions of Contract?

Have you provided detail against partial compliance statements?

Have you provided detail against non-compliance statements?

References

Have you provided three relevant references?

Have you provided three relevant references for each service category you are tendering for?

Pricing

Have you completed the pricing schedule?

Tender Submission

Have you completed and attached Part D: Tenderer's Response Schedules?

Have you attached the Pricing Schedule?

Have you attached other information referred to in your response (for example; resumes, drawings, designs, maps, etc)?