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21st Century Skills for Non-Profit Managers by Don Macdonald

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CHAPTER 5

Tendering, Procurement and Contracting

Don Macdonald

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Overview

This chapter provides information and ideas about tendering, procurement and contracting, examining different methods to tackle these from the point of view of nonprofit organization managers.

Introduction

“Since at least the 1960s, and accelerating considerably beginning in the 1980s, all levels of government have depended on charitable nonprofits to deliver a broad array of services to the public through the use of contracts and grants.”1

However government funding for nonprofit organizations is changing drastically in three ways; first, it is being cut back severely across ...

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