6 Bid Trends for 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, what bid trends can we expect to see in 2017?  Reflecting on activity in the diverse sectors in which I am active, and looking ahead to 2017, I am calling out 6 Bid Trends for 2017.  To quote Bob Dylan, The times they are a changin’, so it is vital that you […]

Welcome to the 3rd Edition of ‘How to Bid and Win!’

About AM Bid Services We are Award Winning Bid Specialists who assist local, regional and national organisations with delivering business growth by creating winning bids and proposals. Our services for you include: Full Bid Writing; Bid Review, Edit & Improve; Bid Training; Bid Strategy & Processes and Providing Interim Bid Staff. Our success rate is […]

Thinking about a Consortium Bid?

Bidding as part of a consortium can increase the opportunities available to your organisation.  There are some important factors though to take into account before embarking on a consortium bid.  Making sure you have these covered will increase your win prospects. What is a consortium bid?  This is where more than one organisation comes together […]

Bid Specialists post 195% increase in turnover

Award Winning Bid Specialists, AM Bid Services are delighted to report an exponential 195% increase in the company’s turnover for its second year of year of trading. Turnover soared to £268k (with net profit of £68k) from £91k in Year 1 – all achieved with no external financial support. /> Since AM Bid Services inception […]

Bidding Consultancy Wins Graduate Employer of the Year Award!

Bid Specialists, AM Bid Services were thrilled to be crowned winners of the coveted ‘Best Employer for Student & Graduate Recruitment’ Award at the 2016 Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Awards./> The ‘Best Employer for Student & Graduate Recruitment’ Award AM Bid Services received was sponsored by Queen Margaret University, where graduate employee Dane Thomson successfully gained his […]

Our Survey says…our customers love us!

AM Bid Services issued our ‘You Say, We Listen’ Customer Satisfaction survey to all our valued customers past and present. Our questions provided opportunity to give feedback on what extent their expectations of our services were met. We also asked them how likely they would be to recommend us to others, and most importantly, what […]

Beginners Guide to Public Contracts Scotland

As a first time or relatively new bidder, you may have heard the term ‘PCS’ being mentioned, but may be wondering what it means? Let us put you in the know, ‘PCS’ is the abbreviation for Public Contracts Scotland. What is Public Contracts Scotland? Public Contracts Scotland is the national advertising portal for all contracting […]

5 Ways to Save Time During a Bid

When it comes to bidding, as soon as the client issues the documents, the clock is ticking. It’s now over to the bidder to ensure that the time available is optimised for the benefit of your submission. In other words, every minute, every hour and every day counts. We’ve put together this handy list of […]

Mind the Gap… Why undertake a Bid Gap Analysis Review?

Picture this… You’ve been working hard for 20 days completing a bid. You’re confident that you’ve answered all the client’s questions. You congratulate yourself for staying calm and for all the extra time outwith your working hours you spent getting it completed. 30 days later, the bid feedback comes in… unfortunately you’ve not won on […]

Bidding Specialists Get Year 3 off to a Winning Start!

Bid Specialists, AM Bid Services are delighted to announce the appointment of David Gray to the newly created role of Bid Development Director. David joins the business on 3rd October 2016, at the start of Year 3 for AM Bid Services. The first 2 years have seen the company grow at an exponential rate, with […]