The period of time for which the contractor will provide the Work under the contract. Sometimes defined as a base period plus one or more option periods. Note that the choice to exercise said option is the client’s unilateral one.
A gaggle of companies that have come together to bid on Work too complex or too large (or both) for any one of them to execute at an acceptable level of risk.
The company or joint venture or partnership under contract to deliver the Work. “Successful contractor” is redundant: “contractors” are, by definition, successful in the sense of having won the Work, having been awarded the contract. By way of contrast, see bidder.
The client employee designated in the RFP to manage the procurement. Often the only client employee with whom bidders are authorized to communicate during the RFP process. Failure to abide by this restriction can render a bid non-compliant. Sometimes becomes the Contract Authority after contract award, but the two roles …
A compliance matrix is a table submitted with the proposal that acknowledges all mandatory requirements, and/or identifies where (in the proposal) material related to these mandatory requirements is to be found, and/or agrees to all draft contract articles.