49876Re: Use The Tendering Process To Buy
- Jun 18, 2006--- In email@example.com, "Waldo F. Odonahue" <waldofo@...>
> "tender 2 verb [ trans. ] offer or present (something) formally :he tendered his resignation as leader. â¢ offer (money) as
payment : she tendered her fare. â¢ [ intrans. ] make a formal
written offer to carry out work, supply goods, or buy land, shares,
or another asset for a stated fixed price : firms of interior
decorators have been tendering for the work. â¢ [ trans. ] make
such an offer giving (a stated fixed price) : what price should we
tender for a contract? noun an offer to carry out work, supply
goods, or buy land, shares, or another asset at a stated fixed
price. PHRASES put something out to tender seek offers to carry out
work or supply goods at a stated fixed price."
>suppliers to compete with each other by "bidding" on a material or
> Example, government procure goods and services by allowing
service contract. It like an auction - where you ask retailers,
wholesalers, manufacturers to bid [quote] against each other.
>services - if they want to stay in business. Anyone in the house
> This is how retailers, manufacturers buy their supplies and
building business will be out of business if they don't use a formal
>window manufactuers were contacted to see if they wanted to "bid"
> One example, I needed 30 windows for a house I was building. 7
(quote) on my contract. I then sent out a quotation request form
detailing size, style, number of windows etc.. The manufacturers
must return firm quotations in designated number of days. Then the
game begins. Each supplier is contacted - except the supplier with
lowest price - given the lowest price. It's time to sharpen
perncil! In my case the highest price supplier - reduced price by
30% to become the lowest price... and so on.
>When I first started out in renovations - I thought I was getting a
> By the way - "list price" or "retail price" are meaningless terms.
good deal at a electrical wholesalers for house building (panels,
cable etc.) by getting 15% off "list price". Later on I found out
that others were getting 60% off list price! The only real price -
is the quote obtained through a formal tender.
>get details or check out various web sites:
> Go to Stapes and get a package of quotation forms. By a book to
Thanks for the explaination. I only have one dealer nearby for
the brand of outboard I am looking for. I checked out a few on the
internet and found a dealership in Ontario that sold for less.Went
to local dealer and asked if he could at least match their price.
Short answer: no.
Longer answer:No and we are already giving you a very good price and
extended warranty.If this isn't good enough,then go buy it in
I suppose being a single consumer,looking for a single one time
engine purchase doesn't give me much clout.On the other hand,were I
an outfitter at some fishing camp looking to re-fresh the engines in
my fleet of boats.....:-)
Good luck with you quest!
Peter Lenihan,Windermere builder.........
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