How can you get ahead in the bid process?

Organisations that have a track record of delivering winning bids usually do not wait to start their work on a bid until the PQQ or tender first appears. Has the client issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN)? This will contain some useful information and possibly a contact for further questions. It is well worth calling […]

Bringing social value/community benefits to life in your bids

When it comes to bidding for contracts with the public sector, there is now substantial emphasis on social value/community benefits. Bidders need to demonstrate that they are good corporate citizens in the local areas they operate in. For some businesses, the terms social value/community benefits can be mystifying. However, when simply asked – what does […]

Meet the Team – David Gray

Name: David Gray Position: Bid Development Director Can tell me a bit about your role at AM Bid? My role in the company primarily involves bringing new clients into the business, working with them to get to know the sectors that they work in and – crucially – the markets they are aiming to win […]

Who Is Marking Your Bid?

When composing responses to bids, how much thought do you give to those who will be marking the bid?  How much do they matter ... you just need to answer the questions, right?  Let's take an imaginary Facilities Management contract for a Housing Association ... How many will be on the evaluation panel? This can vary [...]

Bid Specialists continue growth with membership of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

AM Bid is delighted to announce that it has joined the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to continue its North West growth. This news follows on from the appointment of North-West based Chris Blackburn as a Senior Bid Manager in September 2017. AM Bid is growing exponentially posting a 73% increase in turnover in the […]

High growth trend continues for fourth consecutive year at leading bid specialist

High growth trend continues for fourth consecutive year at leading bid specialist AM Bid reports strong revenue for first half of financial year   Award winning bid and tender specialist, AM Bid, has reported revenue of over £285,000 for the first half of the company’s financial year, an increase of 22 percent on the same […]

Update on CCS Construction Works Framework valued at £30 billion – coming to market soon!

One of the most active sectors for bids and tenders has always been Construction and Infrastructure with high-value framework opportunities on offer. Yesterday, Chris Blackburn, our Manchester-based Senior Bid Manager attended the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) webinar to learn more about the Construction Works frameworks to be tendered this year. This session was part of […]

Missing out on bids? Reverse the trend

If you are frequently losing bids on price, then it’s time to pause and take a look at what you can do to reverse the trend. Allowing some thinking time on the eight points below will help improve that win rate: 1. Warm or Cold Bid – does the buyer know your organisation or will […]

How to tackle pricing within bids and tenders – is the price really right?

Pricing a bid can seem like a shot in the dark to many people. Especially if you have limited experience of tendering, how do you know what prices to submit? There will always be unknowns in where to fix your prices, and while our work focuses primarily on the capturing, solutioning and technical writing of […]

Meet the Team – Gavin Cowan

Get to know our Client Account Executive Gavin Cowan, who shares some tip bidding tips for 2018 and what he enjoys the most about working for an award winning company! Tell us about your role I am responsible for building relationships with new and existing clients. This involves identifying new client leads, business opportunities for […]