Bid Trends in 2016

What Bid Trends are we likely to see in 2016? This article will help you to be aware of 5 important developments, some sector specific, that will impact the bidding process in 2016. As with all trends, the earlier you are aware of the direction of travel, the more time you have to bring your […]

3 Experience Levels in Which You Need to Hire a Bid Specialist

This article will identify 3 levels of experience in bidding. Each level presents an important occasion in which you need to bring in an expert in bidding to support your bidding process. Familiarity with these occasions is important as ultimately they are opportunities to grow your business. In a tough bidding environment it is easy […]

2016 – How Bid Ready Are You?

With a growing economy operating in a context of increased pressure on both public and private sectors to extract value from tendering, 2016 will see significant bid activity.  How bid ready is your business, or do you just go from one bid to the next?  This article provides a simple checklist of 10 elements of […]

What Is a Bid?

You may have heard of bidding but not know a lot about it.  Here are some common questions and answers that will help raise your awareness of what a bid is. What is a bid? A bid is a response to an Invitation to Tender or a Request for a Proposal. What sort of organisations […]

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The Company AM Bid Services Ltd started trading in October 2014. We provide bidding consultancy services including Bid Writing, Bid Review, Bid Strategy, Bid Training and Commissioning. Our customers include FTSE-100 companies, large national companies, SMEs and small businesses. Our first year saw turnover of £85k and we are keen to substantially increase this. AM […]

Who Needs to Be at Your Bid Kick Off Meeting?

If you were going to build a house, it would all start with the plans, then getting the foundations right. The same applies to bidding successfully. Time invested in the Bid Kick Off Meeting will reap many rewards during the bid process. Having the key people there will help get the project off to a […]

12 Reasons Why Contractors May Not Bid

With the recession apparently over, there is currently a glut of work available, especially in the construction sector.  Whereas 2 years ago contractors were searching for bidding opportunities, now many are able to be highly selective about what they go for.  What are some of the reasons why they may choose not to bid an […]

To Bid or Not To Bid??

Putting some structure around the Bid / No Bid decision is an important part of any bidding strategy.  Bidding everything in the belief that it’s a numbers game – the more you bid, the more chance you’ll win – is flawed reasoning.  It’s much better to be strategic about what, when, how and why you are bidding opportunities. So what criteria would you […]

What Is Your Bid Client Thinking?

Uncovering the thought processes of clients who are evaluating bids could give you the winning edge Whilst each client is unique, there are some common lines of thought that many will share.  It’s our view that the factors below are often insufficiently considered by busy bidders. Existing Supplier Relationship – Is this for a contract that […]