Published: December 2010

E-tendering provides a framework where both clients and tenderers can reduce their costs, remove unnecessary administration and streamline the overall tendering process. This guidance note provides useful best practice information on e-tendering for anyone involved in the tendering and procurement process. Appendices include a glossary of terms, sample materials, checklists and where to find out further information regarding the implementation of e-tendering within your enterprise.

This is part of the RICS QS and construction standards (the 'Black Book').

Please be aware that this guidance note contains some material which is in the process of being updated for revisions to the CDM Regulations, RIBA Plan of Work, and updates to the JCT, NEC and FIDIC suites. Members are made aware of these impending revisions in order that they first check the most up to date position before electing to act in accordance with this guidance document.