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An invitation to treat

By Craig Wright | 08 Nov 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech

An invitation to treat is distinct from an offer in that it is an indication of one party’s willingness to negotiate a contract but not the acceptance thereof.

Two examples of an invitation to treat are:

  1. A tender requesting proposals to be lodged.
  2. Goods being offered for sale in a store window.

In point 2, the store is not obliged to sell the goods to anyone who is willing to pay for them, and may refuse custom.