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    #1

    invitation follows a notice

    Dear all,

    Could you please tell me how you understand this sentence:
    This invitation for bids follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business, issue no... of ... date ...
    This is a sentence from a standard Invitation for Bids. (Full text see here)
    Is it possible that the word 'follows' means hear 'to be in accordance' rather than 'to come after'?


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    Re: invitation follows a notice

    Quote Originally Posted by kvvic View Post
    Dear all,

    Could you please tell me how you understand this sentence:

    This is a sentence from a standard Invitation for Bids. (Full text see here)
    Is it possible that the word 'follows' means hear 'to be in accordance' rather than 'to come after'?
    This invitation for bids follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business, issue no... of ... date ...
    I take it to mean "comes after". It could, possibly, mean both: it comes after the general procurement notice, and it is in accordance with the general procurement notice. I think it's safe to say, in the first place, that all documents must be "in accordance" or "in agreement" with one another. It also stands to reason that after a general procurement notice, an invitation for Bids would then come after, or follow. I don't take the notice to be an automatic invitation for Bids. So I would say the invitation comes after the notice, or follows the notice. I haven't come across this specific language before, but that's what I take it to mean.

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    Re: invitation follows a notice

    Thanks again for your help, PROESL.

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    Re: invitation follows a notice

    Quote Originally Posted by kvvic View Post
    Dear all,

    Could you please tell me how you understand this sentence:

    This is a sentence from a standard Invitation for Bids. (Full text see here)
    Is it possible that the word 'follows' means hear 'to be in accordance' rather than 'to come after'?
    I would say that it definitely means "in accordance with".

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