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Guidelines for Uploaded Files


The files you upload to Tenders.Net, whether as an Advertiser uploading tender documentation or as a Supplier uploading your tender submission, need to be easily opened and used by others. To assist this, we have placed some guidelines and restrictions on the files you upload.

File Names

  • The file name should be in standard English alpha-numerical characters.
  • The file name should not include these characters: \ / : * ? " < > | .
  • Do NOT name your file with one of these as they will not work on some computers: CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9 .
  • Do NOT have multiple files of the same name but in different cases (e.g., "test.doc" and "TEST.doc") as this will not work well on some computers.
  • The file name should not start with a period as this will cause the file to be hidden on unix-style operating systems (e.g., ".hidden.txt").
  • The file name should be less than 50 characters in length, including the final extension (e.g., .docx or .pdf).

File Types

  • Try to use PDF (Portable Document Format) files where possible for best compatibility
  • Try not to use proprietary file formats that require the user to purchase specific software to open.
  • Do NOT upload Applications, Installers or Executables that need to run on a computer.

File Size

  • Remember that some suppliers may be on a data cap or using a mobile device to download.
  • Large file sizes take longer to download and may fail to open on older computers.
  • Try to keep individual files to less than 100 MB. If you have large images, keep them in separate files instead of embedding them in the same document.
  • Try to keep the combined total size of all your files to a minimum.
  • If you have large files, try putting them inside a compressed archive, such as a .ZIP file.