Preparing Tender Docs

I’m brain dead from working on the tender docs all day, but at least I’m done. I’ll do one more review in the AM and then send them out to three manufacturers to provide quotes.

I’m not going to pretend to know everything about the manufacturing process. Instead, I’ve left plenty of room for the companies to provide me with advice and assumptions in their response while still trying to get apple to apple comparison. Hopefully this simple tender format will short-cut the time it takes to gain knowledge and pricing.

Ugh…preparing tender docs for the manufacturers

I realised late last night that I need to give the three manufacturers more than just design documents if I want to get apple to apple comparison quotes and everything else I need from them. Fortunately, I used to write tender documents for the government and large companies early in my career. Unfortunately, I never liked writing them. Sigh… Nevertheless, this will have to be my primary focus over the next few days while I’m waiting for the last product design to be completed.