invitation to bid / invitation to tender

fat

Senior Member
español
Hi,

Can somebody help me telling me the difference between invitation to bid and invitation to tender.

Thank you very much,

bye
 
  • MaggyLp

    Member
    Colombia - Spanish
    I believe it is a matter of American or British English. Europeans and Africans use "tender" while in the States the used term is "bid". If you do a search in Google you will see that most sites that use "tender" are from the UK.
     

    NealMc

    Senior Member
    UK English
    Hi

    Tenders are more often used in a more professional / higher stakes context.

    A bid may be the opening draft proposal, the tender is the framework of the final contracted terms.
    Many companies are invited to bid, only the best of them are invited to tender.

    Cheers
    Neal Mc
     
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