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Proposed Tender Board

19 February 2014, 12:02

The State President recently mentioned the intention to form a Tender Board.

In wondering what its terms of reference will be, I make no apology for mentioning some tried and tested steps on the road to success.

In the following comments it goes without saying that any business transaction must be informed by integrity and impartiality. These are essential building blocks for respected and sustainable decisions.

The important factor in any tender, culminating in a successful contract, is , before issuing tenders, to establish that those invited have the administrative, financial and technical resources to undertake quality work on cost and time. This without recourse to unapproved sub-contractors.

This requires detailed pre-audit with an objective (and signed!) copy of the evaluation. It must be done with reference to inspection of resources, check on similar work achieved and so on.

The scope of the tender document needs very careful definition covering scope, quality, training, spares, takeover conditions and maintenance period to name but a few. The training period gives the opportunity to  expose selected individuals to working procedures which are tested. In that way we grow people with the right overall contract skills. If the scope is woolly then apples can't be compared with apples.

I hope the above reflects the President's own concept of what is required.

The above is a summary.

It is a cliché that the devil is in the detail.

We have seen too many tyres burnt as testimony that there is a way to go

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