Forms of Tender and Schedules (Works)

The Form of Tender and Schedule are issued as part of the tender documents.

  • The Form of Tender is a form where the tenderer can fill in details relating to their offer, including the lump sum for which they are offering to complete the works.
  • The Schedule is the part of the Contract that specifies the particular details relating to a particular project. Depending on the contract, the Schedule has one or two parts, as shown below:
PW-CF1 – PW-CF5 – Schedule has two parts
The Employer completes Part 1 of the Schedule before tenders are invited and includes it with the form of tender.
The tenderer completes Part 2 of the Schedule and submits it with the completed form of tender and other tender proposal documents.
PW-CF6 – PW-CF8 and PW-CF11(FTS12) Schedules have one part
The Schedule is in one part only which the Employer completes before tenders are invited and includes it with the form of tender.

Click on a Form of Tender below to download it. All the links below are Word Documents

Contract Use this Form of Tender
PW-CF1 FTS 1 – Public Works Contract for Building Works designed by the Employer
PW-CF2 FTS 2 – Public Works Contract for Building Works designed by the Contractor
PW-CF3 FTS 3 – Public Works Contract for Civil Engineering Works designed by the Employer
PW-CF4 FTS 4 – Public Works Contract for Civil Engeering Works designed by the Contractor
PW-CF5 FTS 5 – Public Works Contract for Minor Building or Civil Engineering Works designed by the Employer
PW-CF6 FTS 6 – Public Works Short Form of Contract
PW-CF7 FTS 7 – Public Works Investigation Contract
PW-CF8 FTS 8 – Public Works Short Form of Investigation Contract
PW-CF10 FTS 11 – Public Works Contract for Early Collaboration
PW-CF11 FTS 12 -Term Maintenance and Refurbishment Contract

PW-CF9 – Public Works Framework Agreement

If there is a tender competition for an initial works project as part of the establishment of a framework agreement, use FTS 1 to FTS 8 as appropriate.

If there is not to be a tender competition for an initial contract but instead a competition to fill for a number of places on the Framework Agreement then the ITT for the Framework Agreement should define the tender return documents. There is no requirement to have a formal Form of Tender as part of those documents. However having one gives the advantage that the tender can be ‘accepted’ and the framework agreement formed thereby.

The usual approach is simply to invite the winners to sign the Framework Agreement, and this brings the contract into existence. Similarly for any subsequent mini-competitions under the framework agreement, use FTS 1 to FTS 8 as appropriate.