How Do Public Tenders Work?

Whether you want to bid on a government project or purchase a public service, you will need to know how public tenders work in Kenya. This article will explain the process and rules for public tenders and provide the background information you need to comply with section 217 of the Constitution. Here are some common questions to ask yourself:

How Do Public Tenders Work?

Public tenders

Public tenders are processes by which public sector organizations advertise their requirements. They use public funds to fund these processes and are committed to achieving the greatest value for money. By releasing contract notices to the market, they promote free and open competition. Public tenders also benefit the public. But how do public tenders work? Read on to find out. Read on to find out more about public tenders and how to participate in one. Hopefully, these tips will be useful in the future.


The government of Macau has proposed new rules for public tenders in order to promote competition. Previously, public tenders required minimum threshold amounts, but since inflation and the increase in construction costs in Macau, these requirements are no longer relevant. As a result, the government has introduced new rules that allow contractors to submit their proposals for public works. These new rules should be enforceable to ensure that public contractors can win the contracts. However, it is important to note that these rules will not prevent the government from imposing excessive requirements.


There are different processes for public tenders. These can be open or closed. The selection stage can be separate from the full tender process and is known as the pre-qualification stage. This stage gathers information about the bidder's business and allows the buyer to verify that it meets the required criteria. This information can then be used to progress the tender or invite it to the next stage, the Invitation to Tender.

Compliance with section 217 of the Constitution

Section 217 of the Constitution requires that all national, provincial, and other institutions to procure goods and services in a fair, transparent, competitive, and cost-effective manner. While the Constitution may seem to divide procurement into two categories, it is clear that the term "construction" should be broad enough to include both demolition and rehabilitation. This is a particularly important consideration in the context of construction procurement. This article examines the implications of a broad construction procurement definition in light of section 217.

Common mistakes made by respondents to public tenders

Respondents to public tenders should follow certain guidelines when responding to a solicitation. They should not try to bargain with the evaluator or discuss the selection procedure with other respondents during the break time. Respondents should direct their questions to the Procurement and Contracts Department. These interactions create a risk to the procurement process. Innocent comments made by respondents during the evaluation process can result in protests, lawsuits, and cancellation of the solicitation.

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