Do not touch the price!
Final negotiations are OK
- Covering when, where, and how to start the work
However, any such "negotiations"
- Should in no way have the effect of altering the submitted price
- As that is tantamount to making a counter offer
- And could result in failure of the entire process
Such post tender price negotiations
- Are highly unethical, and
- Bring discredit to the acquisition organization
- Though unfortunately is done all too often