n. an offer to purchase with a specified price. It includes bids during an auction where people compete by increasing the bid until there are no more bids, or contractors offer to enter into a contract for the construction of a project or the sale of goods or services at a certain price, with the lowest bidder normally getting the contract. (See the contract) In this situation, if successful, the project manager would also sign the final agreement with the client in his own name as the main contractor. All other members of the consortium would in turn be engaged as subcontractors by the project manager. Therefore, the project manager was 100% responsible and was responsible to the contracting authority for the delivery of all the work to be delivered under the main contract, even if his own contribution was limited to a specific part of this work. It is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller in which the buyer undertakes to pay or participate in the costs of services and / or goods provided by the seller. For the province, model contracts purchased by the province can take different forms, including general service agreements, standing agreements, common cost agreements and standing agreements. Contracts can also be referred to as service agreements or agreements. A multi-stakeholder consortium for each major project should prepare and conclude a consortium agreement reflecting its chosen structure and regulating the relations between its members for the duration of the project. However, in a competitive situation, it may not be profitable for the consortium members to negotiate and agree from the outset on the terms of a detailed agreement. If the consortium`s bid fails, the time and costs of a detailed agreement would be wasted.

Preparing a pre-bid agreement can help members in their planning phase by engaging on important topics before the bid submission date. In particular, it can help them decide how they will cooperate most effectively to win a tender procedure and what process should be followed after the submission of the tender, without having to spend as much time, effort and money as necessary to negotiate and conclude in advance the terms of a more detailed consortium agreement. . . .