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Tips on tendering

Dos and don'ts to help you if you are tendering for a contract with Swansea Council.


Read the documents carefully to check you are capable of delivering the contract before completing the tender.

Check the deadline time and date for submission of tenders. Extensions will not be given so allow enough time.

Ask for an explanation if you are not sure of anything within the tender documents. You should send any questions via the messaging system in eTenderWales or Sell2Wales.

Answer all the questions clearly and give all the information asked for.

Cost the tender as accurately as possible.

Ask for feedback.


Leave completing your submission to the last minute, allow plenty of time. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Include un-necessary literature and brochures that are not asked for.

Assume we already know you as tenders are evaluated based on what is sent in only.

Be put off by the tender documents ask for support from Business Wales.

Submit unsustainable prices that are undeliverable for the life of the contract.

Forget to send all documents that are asked for in the tender documents.