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 […]

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 […]

10 Ways to Ace a Bid Interview Presentation!

    You are in the final stages of an important bid and now have a Bid Interview / Presentation to prepare for. In many ways, this is like a job interview and success will come from thorough preparation and making a persuasive connection with your interviewers. The 10 tips below will help you to […]

Avoiding bid own goals!

First impressions are everything when you’re trying to secure business, Founder and Managing Director Andrew Morrison runs through his top ten tips on avoiding bid own goals to ensure you’re remembered for all the right reasons! Refers to the wrong client name … oops, could be a show-stopper! Not answering the question or answering the […]

Want to get the edge on your competitors and optimise prospects of winning?

Keeping ahead of competitors is at the top of every company’s agenda, but engaging a bid specialist could be a game changer to help you stay in the driving seat. AM Bid Services Founder and Managing Director Andrew Morrison shares his top tips on how a bid specialist can give businesses that all important competitive […]

Six reasons why there’s never been a better time for SMEs to bid on public contracts

Over £250 billion in public sector contracts is tendered out annually across the UK. These contracts represent major opportunities for businesses to win contracts with a guaranteed income stream from reliable customers. However, if you’re thinking that public sector buyers will only be interested in working with large scale providers, think again! There’s never been […]

5 Ways to Save Time During a Bid

When it comes to bidding, as soon as the client issues the documents, the clock is ticking. It’s now over to the bidder to ensure that the time available is optimised for the benefit of your submission. In other words, every minute, every hour and every day counts. We’ve put together this handy list of […]

7 Steps Clients Can Take to Attract Quality Bids

Smart clients are taking steps to ensure they attract a sufficient number of quality bids. Conversely, if clients adopt a “We’re the client; we set the rules; and bidders will just have to conform to what we want” they risk alienating bidders. When this happens, usually a lower number of bids are received – or […]

How to Beat Bid Fear

Picture this…you spot a tender online which is perfect for your business to bid for. You’ve worked in the sector you specialise in for many years, so you’re confident your business can deliver the client’s requirements. With not a moment to lose (as time is of the essence when it comes to bids) you download […]