I'm confused about the structure of this sentence when I read this text:

And that's why I start the businesses that I start, that's usually consumer brands, that have embedded in them the very best of my African culture. And what I do is it's all packaged, 21st century, world-class tendered, and I bring that to one of the most sophisticated markets in the world, which is the US


And what I do is it's all packaged, 21st century, world-class tendered

What kind of word is "world-class tendered"? As what I saw in dictionary, "world-class" is an adjective, but how about "tendered" here? is it a participle? This confusion makes me misunderstand the meaning of this sentence. Please help me.

Thank you.

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    Syntactically, your cited text is all over the place - it's an example of what happens in off-the-cuff speech, when people aren't necessarily too bothered about precise grammar. But despite the name, analysing it for "parts of speech" is probably a fool's errand. Oct 6 '18 at 18:09
  • ...so far as I can see, the sequence world-class tendered has only been indexed 7 times by Google, and all hits except this specific cited (invalid, imho) example are for world-class tendered procurement strategies - which does seem syntactically credible to me. Oct 6 '18 at 18:15
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    You're confused about the structure? I'm confused about the content and meaning. I presume the writer knows what he (or she) is trying to say but he (or she) has not expressed it in normal, clear, colloquial English.
    – BoldBen
    Oct 6 '18 at 23:51

Let's break it up into sections, then:

And what I do is it's all packaged, 21st century, world-class tendered.

"And what I do is ..." stands for "And here is what I do:" or "And what I do is as follows:"

"It's all packaged" is really "Everything [i.e. all my merchandise] is packaged."

"21st century" means "Truly up-to-date," "very modern," "state-of-the-art."

"world-class tendered": "Presented in a manner comparable to that of the best companies in the entire world."

I hope this helps.

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