Tendering constitutes the transition from the drawing and planning stage to the construction phase. In addition to its economic and contractual dimension, it is also an essential tool for translating design quality into built quality. This volume presents various ways to put construction works out to tender. In addition, it explains in practical terms how to describe construction work and how to prepare all of the documentation required for a complete invitation to tender. Subjects: Allocating construction work; Different ways to specify construction work; The structure of a work specification; Quantity determination; Using invitations to tender to realize plan quality.
Introduction.- Meaning of awards and tendering.- Translating planning quality into building quality.- Potential and risks in awarding and tendering.- Basics of awarding.- Principles of awarding building services.- Awarding aims.- Building the award phase into the planning and execution process.- Contractual basis of awards.- Fixing award units.- Tendering.- Object of tender.- Tender components.- Contractual conditions.- Structure and systematics of service description.- Functional - structural .- Ways in which the architect can influence design.- Degree of tendering depth.- Description of work.- Qualities and requirements.- Necessary information and degree of detail.- Work description possibilities.- Components of a work description position.- Descriptive style.- Quantities, quantity surveying.- Assembling elements as complete work descriptions.- Appendix.- Relevant international standards.- Relevant German-language standards (in German edition).