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Checklist: completing a government tender response

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  • Identify all the requirements to complete a tender submission

Use our checklist below to make sure you identify all the requirements of a complete tender submission, and update it to suit all the requirements of the tender you're applying for. 

1. Evaluation criteria

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

2. Specifications

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

3. Response to Part D: Tenderer's Response Schedule

Make sure you've completed every response schedule in Part D:

  1. Tenderer's Information
  2. Tender Form
  3. 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?
  • Have you addressed 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)?