The content of a pre-tender agreement will ultimately reflect the needs of the parties and the structure chosen by the consortium. In this article, we examine the role of pre-bid agreements for consortia involved in competitive situations. Preparing a pre-agreement can help members in their planning phase by addressing key issues before the bid date. In particular, it can help them decide on the most effective way to cooperate in order to obtain a tendering procedure and what process should be followed after the tendering process, without the time, effort and money to negotiate and finalize in advance the terms of a more detailed consortium agreement. In preparing a pre-auction agreement, members should address the following issues: Several specific key issues have been addressed in the pre-protocol agreement, including: a multi-party consortium for each major project should prepare and conclude a consortium agreement reflecting its chosen structure and regulating relations between its members during the duration of the project`s implementation. However, in a competitive situation, it cannot be profitable for consortium members to negotiate and agree on the terms of a detailed agreement at the beginning of the preliminary phase. If the consortium`s offer were to fail, the time and cost of a detailed agreement would be wasted. Taking the time necessary to prepare a pre-offer agreement (sometimes called an agreement) governing members` operations during the tendering process can go a long way to facilitating effective communication between consortium members and saving time and money for all. In the above case, the work in the pre-protocol agreement ensured that all consortium members were able to follow the “unsurprising” bidding process, with a common vision of how to manage each step of the process, giving the project manager the confidence to meet a tight deadline. Although there were preliminary investments in this process, this ultimately meant that members were organizing properly to meet the deadlines of the tendering process and that they did not present any problems as a result of the offer.