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How Tendering Frauds Are Committed
10 Dec 09

Definition Procurement fraud can be defined as dishonestly obtaining an advantage, avoiding and obligation or causing a loss to public property or various means during procurement process by public servants, contractors or any other person involved in the procurement. Procurement Fraud can be committed: From Inside By Public Servants From Outside By Contractors & Suppliers By Collusion Inside collusion By two or more Insiders Outside collusion By Two or more cont....

Tendering Fraud Schemes
10 Dec 09

Bribes and kickbacks Bribes and kickbacks are the most serious of business crimes and lead to other frauds and abuses, including bid rigging, fraud, higher costs and lower quality as the parties seek to recover the cost of the bribes and exploit the corrupt relationship. Corrupt Payments The bribe need not to be in money or cash, and often is not. Any benefit given or received with the intent to corruptly influence the recipient can be a bribe. It may be any “thing of value” to inf....

Collusive Tendering by contractors
10 Dec 09

Several bidders might secretly agree to submit complementary high bids to allow pre-selected contractors to win contracts on rotating basis, or to divide contractors to win contracts by territory, or take other steps to defeat the competitive process and devide work. Collusive bidding, also known as “bid rigging” will drive up prices in the affected industry. It is most common in industries with high start up and entry costs and relatively few bidders, such as road construction, paving ....

What Is Bid rigging ?
10 Dec 09

Bid rigging is the way that conspiring competitors effectively raise prices where purchase – often acquire goods or services by soliciting competing bids. Essentially, competitors agree in advance who will submit the winning bid on a contract being let through the competitive bidding process. As with price fixing. It is not necessary that all bidders participate in the conspiracy. Bid rigging also takes many forms, but bid-rigging conspiracies usually fall onto one or more of the followi....

Role Of Tender Manager
6 Dec 09

Once the tender response has been agreed and all questions answered, the tender manager is charged with putting the various elements of the tender together. Some of the suggested guidelines for submitting the tender given below which should be considered by the tender manager before submitting the tender. Submitting the Tender When you are invited to tender you move to a different phase, one where an understanding of the process will greatly assist your potential for success. The initia....

Tender Manager - The Key To Success
6 Dec 09

Tender Manager’s Initial Function Decide whether to tender or not. Duplicate the required number of copies. Produce a tender timescale diary. Safely store two copies for the tender response. Read the tender document and send off for any relevant reference documents stated in the document. Log the date of request for this documentation and ensure its speedy receipt. Decide what team of experts in required to complete the tender. Circulate reference documentation on recei....

Pre-Tender Meeting - What to do for success
6 Dec 09

Many times pre-tender meetings are called by the tendering authority to explain about the projects and to get the views of the tenderers about it. It is a high opportunity to get complete information about the tender called and to get the explanation of any ambiguous condition that may be present in the tender. Make Pre-Tender Meetings Work for You Many contractors fail to make the best opportunity of pre-tender meetings. Indeed, some firms invited either refuse the invitation or accept bu....

Sit to be seen in a Pre-tender meeting
6 Dec 09

Often you will find that the issuing authority has not fully considered the consequences of some of the requirements they have stipulated in the invitation to tender. In many instances the tender invitation has been completed by personnel not involved in the actual activity and may include totally irrelevant terms and conditions. Having these problems drawn to their attention may result in these being disregarded or amended. Sit to be Seen This is also important to understand the significa....

What To Do If Your Tender Is Unsuccessful
6 Dec 09

Post tender Briefing Whether your firm is unsuccessful or not, it should seek a debrief, either received in writing or in person. Please remember, it is just as important for the winning firm to know precisely why it won the contact as it is for the unselected firm. It could be that the winning contractor only did so because of the default of others, or it may be that your tender was thousand below other tenders, in which case your pricing strategy may be costing you profits. Purpose of De....

Responsibilities of Suppliers After Their Tender Declared Un Successful
6 Dec 09

Preparing for the debriefing meeting Prepare carefully for the debriefing by reviewing you tender against the scope of work, the evaluation criteria stated in the tender documentation and the winning price. Take notes during the debriefing and seek immediate clarification on matters you do not fully understand. If the department agrees to get back you on any matter arising during the debriefing then ask for a contact name and telephone number and date which by the information will be provi....