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 […]

Frameworks – The Bidders’ Perspective

Frameworks remain one of the most interesting opportunities for all bidders with the scope to gain multiple work packages and build long term partnerships. The success of frameworks has also been one of its challenges and with so many to go for, what should bidders do to succeed and pickup the right work packages. So […]

Construction Works Framework – Latest Update

Construction is always one of the most active bidding sectors with around 7,000 frameworks active across the UK. The largest one which will be open in the UK next year is the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Construction Works Framework which will be released in January 2019. Chris Blackburn, our North West-based Senior Bid Manager, attended […]

How to Handle ‘Parkinson’s Law’

One of the biggest challenges for bid specialists, and something which is becoming more common, is how to handle Parkinson’s Law. For those of you that aren’t familiar with this concept, there is an adage that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. This is not a new idea as […]

AM Bid continues its support for Social Bite and Sleep in the Park

AM Bid is delighted to continue its support for Social Bite, the Edinburgh-based charity with a mission to end homelessness in Scotland, by sponsoring Oliver Luhrs, one of our Bid Writers, who is taking part in this year’s Sleep in the Park event in Glasgow. Oliver is taking part in the sleep-out in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove […]

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 […]