Devil’s in the Details

So many people I speak to work so hard on bid writing. For the duration of the tender process, they are totally engrossed in every last detail and drafting those question responses. They are fully involved with bid management, know each answer backwards and are continually working out how to answer the big question when […]

Scottish startup posts 58 per cent revenue increase, on target for £1.21m

Scottish bid and tender startup AM Bid is on track to exceed £1m turnover ahead of its own projections after posting revenues of more than £450,000 in its half-year results. The Lothians-based firm has seen its revenues soar every year since launching in 2014 and Managing Director Andrew Morrison is aiming to continue that success […]

AM Bid Director named in Global Top 40 Bid Professionals

David Gray, Director with Scotland-based bidding and tender specialists AM Bid, has been recognised by his professional peer group in a global top 40 list of bidding and proposal professionals. The Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), the worldwide professional certificating body, included David in their coveted ‘Top 40-Under-40’ class of 2019 award recipients. The […]

Frameworks – What Does Good Look Like?

As part of our series looking at frameworks, what does good look like is a really pertinent question to ask. Often the clients we work with highlight lack of work, bid time, costs and the fact that they have bid and been awarded places on frameworks but subsequently not received any work. So, what does […]

Method in the madness – top 5 tips to help write better methodology responses

More often than not a tender quality submission will include a written methodology to demonstrate your approach for specific client objectives. These method-based questions are cross-sector and routinely include subjects like project management, programme management, change management and quality management. They also normally command the highest marks within a given quality submission and we commonly […]

3 quick tips for boosting Social Value / Community Benefits in your bids

If you are bidding for public sector work, you need to consider Social Value / Community Benefits. Procurement staff are legally bound by the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 (in England and Wales) and the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 to consider the social impact of procurement on local communities. This now forms a […]

CCS £30 Billion Construction Works Framework – Now Live!

The Crown Commercial Service are now welcoming bids for their £30 billion Construction Works framework. This is the largest value construction framework ever to be launched in the UK and also has a potential contract length of 10 years if all extensions are triggered by the CCS. There is also good news for the UK’s […]

AM Bid looks forward to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations Development & Procurement Conferences in Glasgow this week

AM Bid is exhibiting at 2 key Scottish housing sector events this week; the SFHA Development and Procurement Conferences in Glasgow. Here, we look ahead to what delegates can expect from these two important events. What is the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA)? The SFHA is the membership body for Housing Associations and co-operatives […]

Director Of The Year Shortlisting … For The Third Year In A Row!

Andrew Morrison, Founder and Managing Director of AM Bid, has been shortlisted for ‘Director of the Year’ at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards, to be held at EICC on 28th February 2019. Sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland, the ‘Director of the Year’ Award is open to innovative leaders who have shown exceptional […]

Frameworks – The Buyers’ Perspective

Frameworks remain one of the best routes for buyers to engage with the market. But before you go to market, here are some key things for framework buyers to consider: 1. Make your framework attractive to the market – what is it that makes your framework worth bidding for? This has to be one of […]