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Selective tendering

Selective tendering is a procurement process in which a client invites a select group of pre-qualified contractors to bid on a construction project. This process is used when the client wants to ensure that only the most qualified and experienced contractors are considered for the project. Some advantages of selective tendering include:

  1. It allows the client to choose contractors who have proven experience and expertise in the specific type of work required for the project.

  2. It can lead to a more competitive bidding process, as contractors are more likely to put in their best effort to win the bid.

  3. It allows the client to have more control over the selection process, as they can choose which contractors to invite to bid on the project.

However, there are also some disadvantages to selective tendering:

  1. It may limit the pool of potential contractors, which could result in a lack of competition and potentially higher prices.

  2. It can be time-consuming and costly for the client to pre-qualify contractors and invite them to bid on the project.

  3. It may exclude smaller or newer contractors who may not have the necessary experience or qualifications to be considered for the project.

Overall, the decision to use selective tendering should be based on the specific needs and goals of the project, as well as the resources and time available for the procurement process.


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