Invitations to tender: templates and examples

See guidance on invitations to tender (ITT), including when you do and don't need to use them, along with examples from LAs and a school.

Last reviewed on 7 September 2022
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  1. Check whether you need to send an ITT
  2. What should an ITT include?
  3. See local authority templates
  4. See a school's example ITT

Following the UK's exit from the EU, the Find a Tender service (FTS) has replaced the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and Tenders Electronic Daily (TED). Any notices published after 31 December 2020 should use FTS, while any published before this date are still available on TED.

Check whether you need to send an ITT

You'll need to write an ITT if you're:

Using a framework that allows you to select a supplier (your framework will state whether you can do this or need to run a mini-competition) Buying low