9 Bid Trends for 2019

It’s a brave person who would confidently state what 2019 will bring! While no-one can be certain of the exact impacts of all the possible political, economic, societal, technological, legal and environmental changes, what is certain is that 2019 will bring some of the most challenging conditions for business since the last recession. What will […]

Wigan, Bolton and Bury Construction Club

Recently Chris Blackburn, our Lancashire-based Senior Bid Manager attended the Wigan, Bolton and Bury Construction Club, organised by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Chris reports back on the range of developments underway in this part of the region…. For those not familiar with the region, Bolton, Bury and Wigan are three major towns which […]

Tender specialist AM Bid to share its expertise at Europe’s premier bidding conference

Senior staff from multi award-winning bid and tender specialist AM Bid will share their expertise and successes this week at Europe’s premier conference for bid management professionals. In his ‘Diary of a Bid Doctor’ presentation at the APMP UK Annual Conference in London, David Gray, Bid Development Director with AM Bid, David will reveal some […]

Bidding specialist AM Bid announces record results, predicts strong future for outsourced bidding

Multi award-winning bid and tender specialist AM Bid has announced a record increase in turnover as it establishes itself as one of the leaders in its sector. AM Bid achieved £729,000 in sales in the year to 30th September 2018, a 57% increase on 2017. Net profits are likely to remain stable. Since its launch […]

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 [...]

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 […]

How can SMEs Bid to Win in the post-Carillion World

The collapse of Carillion (the UK’s second largest construction company) on 15th January 2018 was a disaster for its staff, sub-contractors, suppliers and shareholders. It will have significant impacts for many of its clients. But to quote Winston Churchill, “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. Andrew Morrison examines how a crisis can, and […]

How to Bid and Win in the Social Housing Sector

The urgent need across the UK for more homes, including in the social housing sector, is receiving increasing media attention and is now attracting substantial additional funding from Government. The November 2017 Budget announced £15.3 billion of new financial support for house building over the next five years and more money to help SME builders. […]

To Bid or Not to Bid?

With a wealth of opportunities on offer, its easy to forget that you don’t have to bid for every contract. Take a look at Andrew Morrison’s top tips below on when to hold back: When might you decline to bid an opportunity? To achieve a high bid win rate, you will also need to establish […]