Reflections on 2020 in the Public Sector, Procurement and the Bidding World

Reflections on 2020 in the Public Sector, Procurement and the Bidding World 2020 – only once in every century do the first two digits in the year match the second two and this has certainly been a marked year, although not special in the way we would have perhaps hoped. Like 1919, which saw the […]

Prestigious Double for UK Bid Specialist

Prestigious Double for UK Bid Specialist Scotland’s largest bid and tender specialists, AM Bid (active across the UK and Ireland), is celebrating a prestigious double for managing director David Gray. The Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) UK has recognised David as one of the profession’s top leaders with the 2020 APMP UK Outstanding Leadership […]

Upcoming Crown Commercial Service Opportunities

Crown Commercial Service are planning on procuring a variety of UK-wide frameworks including energy services, food supply to cloud computing in the coming months. What is Crown Commercial Service responsible for? managing the procurement of common goods and services, so public sector organisations with similar needs achieve value by buying as a single customer improving […]

£250 Million South East New Build Framework

South East Consortium is procuring a framework for the provision of New Build works to include, but not be restricted to, affordable housing schemes predominately in the South East of England. The contract notice will be published on 20 July. The Prior Information Notice is available at the link below. https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:287875-2020:TEXT:EN:HTML The estimated value of […]

AM Bid Directors Share Expertise

AM Bid Directors Share Expertise David Gray Delivers ‘Million Dollar Questions: How, when, and why to ask a buyer questions during the bid process – and why it can potentially be worth millions to your organisation’ Join David on Tuesday 23rd June 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Registration here What You’ll Learn The critical importance of asking […]

6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Bidding to the Public Sector

The private sector has experienced a marked decline in the release of contracts and initiation of projects due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Contractors feeling these effects must identify more consistent and guaranteed sources of revenue if they are to operate and grow in the Covid-19 era. Pivoting to deliver public sector […]

How to Bid and Win in the COVID-19 Era

Following a sharp decline in tender activity during March and April 2020, we are now seeing the return of opportunities to bid for contracts. However, bidders need to take account of the changed environment that we are all in (the “new normal”), especially when the virus clearly has some way to run. In this article, […]

10 Bid / Tender Trends for 2020

2020 is not just a new year but the beginning of a new decade. I list below 10 of the most likely (and not the only) trends that are likely to affect both public and private sectors – and both clients and contractors / bidders. 1. Brexit – For the 5th year in a row […]