tender ten‧der 1 [ˈtendə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
1. COMMERCE an offer to do a job or provide goods or services for a particular price, usually as part of a competition between several companies for the same work:

• Their bid was £150,000 more than the lowest tender.

• Councillors agreed that the contract to build the homes should be put out to (= offered for ) tender.

— tenderer noun [countable] :

• It is preferable for tenders to be opened publicly with the tenderers present.

ˌsealed ˈbid ˌtender COMMERCE
a system in which several companies make tenders for a job without anyone knowing what the other tenders are. The offers are then all opened at the same time and the work given to the company who makes the best offer
2. FINANCE an offer to buy shares, which will be sold to the investor who offers the highest amount:

• Some tender offers stipulate a minimum price for offers.

3. LAW an offer of the exact amount of money in cash (= coins and notes) needed to pay for something — see also legal tender

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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