Tendering best practices

When preparing to issue a tender, it’s recommended that:  

  • All tenders be conducted in a way that is fair, open and transparent. Tenders should also be compliant with the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). 
  • Staff keep records of the tender, including   any amendments and the proponents who view your tender package. This information should be ready to be shared with the review body selecting the winning bid, if requested.  
  • All tender documents should be reviewed to ensure that they comply with your internal rules and regulations as well as federal and provincial laws, service manager requirements, codes and standards.