Professional Guidance Series: Tendering

These notes are aimed at members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) but members might like to bring several points contained in this document to their clients’ attention. An improvement in the exchange of information at the tender stage will frequently be of great value to the success of a proposal.

Members of CIEEM may become involved in preparing tender documents in two different ways:

  • In preparation of the tender submission in response to an invitation to tender by a potential client
    (see section 2.0 below).
  • In preparation of tender documents to be sent out as part of an invitation to tender, for example
    either as an employee or as a consultant, acting as an agent for an employer or client. See section
    3.0 below.

Tender documents are frequently incorporated into the final contract documents and it is, therefore,
essential that the potential legal implications of any inaccuracies or omissions are recognised fully at the