In a legal context an offer is ‘an expression of willingness to contract on certain terms, made with the intention that it shall become binding as soon as it is accepted by the person to whom it is addressed’. Typically suppliers make offers in the form of bids, quotations or tenders, which may then be accepted by the buyer. The offer defines the terms upon which the supplier is willing to be bound, which normally include price, date of delivery, payment terms and a description of the category. One of the essential prerequisites for the formation of a contract is the existence of an offer. See also Contract and Counter Offer.« Back to Glossary Index
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With over 800 Procurement specific terms (and growing) you will find everything you need to know or thought you knew about the Procurement function. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive list collated from the Comprara Groups hub of training and consulting source materials.The Procurement Glossary has been compiled by industry expert Paul Rogers.