NSW Councils undertake to tender based on regulations set out in Section 55(3) of the Local Government Act.  Therefore, before you enter any local Government contracts that are specified in section 55(1) of the NSW Local Government Act 1993 ensure that you understand that tender submission needs to be transparent, accountable, and avoid forms of corruption.
Section 55(3) of the Local Government Act 1993 outlines the contracts that are exempt from the tendering process.


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Requirements
The following are typical sections that would be found in tender documents:


User Requirements
These requirements define the perspective of the end user concerning the tender, i.e. how the end user will use the goods or services. These include the technology that needs to be used, statements of performance and the equipment that is required. The council specifies these needs to the tenderer (potential supplier) in the tender documents to enable them to understand the requirements from the perspective of the end user and plan a bid accordingly. This also allows the tenderer to identify what benefits they can provide to the end user, other than providing the basic requirements. It's essential that the supplier offering the tender get this step right.


Functional Requirements
These requirements specify the objectives or outcomes that are expected to be met by the tender. The tenderers need to study the requirements in detail when preparing to write their bid.  The company offering the tender should focus on mentioning all the outcomes expected to be delivered.


Specifications
The four types of specification usually detailed in tender documents are:


Functional Specifications
These specifications define the function to be performed by the tenderer. It allows the tenderer to understand what their role will be, and what criteria must be met.


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Technical Specifications
These specifications define the goods or services technical and physical aspects of the task. 


Performance Specifications
These specifications define the performance expected from the successful tenderer. 


Miscellaneous Specifications
These specifications are considered as miscellaneous specifications, defined in the tender documents to encourage a smooth, ethical tender process:

 

  • Discourage bias
  • Encourage innovative solutions
  • Focus on results
  • Encourage environmentally friendly solutions
  • Make sure you clearly understand the requirements and specifications before you write a tender for your company.  If you’re an applicant, it goes without saying to ensure you likewise do the same to amplify your chances of winning the tender.