12 Factors Considered by Adjudication Committees
The Tender Adjudication committee usually does a risk analysis before awarding a tender.
Prior to being recommended for acceptance, a tender should be subjected to a risk analysis to ensure that it would, if accepted, not place the Government Entity or the bidder, at undue risk. The following features of the tender and the bidder should, inter alia, be considered:
- The tender price and its make up;
- Unduly high individual rates;
- Unduly low rates;
- The bidders ability to obtain the required performance guarantee, if applicable;
- The bidders previous experience;
- The bidders total resources;
- The resources which the bidder could mobilize for the contract;
- The bidders current commitments/availability of key employees;
- The bidders track record on previous similar contracts;
- Ability to supervise and control labour and, if required, to supply materials and provide plant/transport;
- Understanding of the scope of work required;
- Imbalances in pricing;
The risk analysis is best performed by interviewing bidders. Tenders may be overlooked if the price make up of portions of the work differ substantially from the estimated price and the bidder is unable to account for such discrepancies.
Eliminating the risk factors will help you to be more successful in your tender responses.