Life After Winning the Tender: Contract Follow-Through and Management

Life After Winning the Tender: Contract Follow-Through and Management

The process of competing for and winning a tender is not the end of the journey: the work begins after the contract is signed. In order to make sure that your company follows through on the commitments made and obligations of the tender, a comprehensive platform for contract management is essential.

This way, businesses can ensure that the goals, targets, pricing and all other aspects of the contract are systematically met. First, it is important to deal with any post-contract negotiation that may be necessary. This is when anything that needs to be changed, added or removed can be discussed and agreed upon.


Post-tender Negotiations

All amendments should be made and signed off by the parties before any progress is made on the contract. This ensures that all requirements of the contract are taken into account and understood, allowing for more efficient progress in the future. Once the post-tender negotiations have been completed, you can look at the contract’s framework and create a strategy and plan for delivering on all of the requirements.

It is important to ensure that resources are allocated properly to ensure that all milestones are met in a timely manner. There needs to be regular communication with the client to ensure that all parties are kept up-to-date on the progress of the project. This allows for any challenges to be quickly identified and addressed before they become more serious.


Follow-through and Management of Your Tender

In order to ensure a successful follow-through and management of your tender, there are several other steps that should be taken. Making sure that a contract management system is set up to help track progress and manage documents is essential. This allows all participants to have access to the latest information in an organised manner, allowing the structure and delivery of projects to be easily monitored and tracked.

For contracts that involve a large span of time, it is important to have a system to collate and store data from each phase. This allows for a quick reference to any changes that have been made and the overall progress of the project.


Contract Management Strategy

Additionally, having the right software to manage budgets and deadlines can help to keep the project on track, making sure that it is completed in a timely and efficient manner. By implementing the appropriate contract management strategy, companies can maintain consistency throughout the entire process. This will ensure that the commitments stated in the tender will be met, and the delivery of the project will be successful.

This can be an asset for businesses when competing for future tenders. Overall, following through and managing a tender contract After the win is essential in ensuring that the business is successful in its goal of delivering the project on time and within the parameters of the agreement.

Establishing a comprehensive system that includes post-contract negotiations, organising resources efficiently, and utilising contract management software can help to provide a structure that ensures that the contract is managed and followed through to completion.

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If you’ve been tendering but aren’t seeing success from your current efforts, our Tender Improvement package can help. Our Bid Team will assess your previous responses and tender documents. They will work with you to improve for future submissions. This package includes a 12-month subscription to a Hudson Discover portal and additional tendering development services. 

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If you’ve written your tender response and need it double-checked for errors, Tender Mentor can help. A Bid Writer will proofread your work for any inconsistencies, grammar, or spelling mistakes. They will also ensure it’s in line with the specification before you submit it. This is a great way of improving your skills and understanding of how to polish your tender.


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