“During a full day workshop Philip Thomson made a potentially dry subject engaging and enjoyable. His practical approach based on many years of experience meant that we came away with many new insights and a much deeper understanding of the bids and tenders world. Thank you Philip!”
“We met AM Bid at a Procurex event in 2022, at the very beginning of our journey into public sector work (we had been focussed exclusively on private sector to date). It proved a timely meeting as we quickly engaged them to perform a Bid Readiness session. This gave us a view on our current readiness to bid for public sector opportunities and also a really clear picture of where our current gaps were. We have since followed that action plan and have now been successful in getting on some frameworks, and have won our first piece of public sector work. Andrew and team are very experienced in this field and it was exactly what we needed to kick-start our public sector practice.”
“We are delighted to have found AM Bid. They made all the difference to a recent high value bid, providing expert support, advice and bid writing input. Without their help, insight and knowledge of the public sector bidding process, we would not have won this commission – which has been genuinely transformational for our business.
We continue to work with AM Bid and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”
“We have won a significant bid for cycle hangars with AM Bid’s assistance. Thank you to Andrew for the initial bid readiness workshop and to Chantelle in particular for delivering a fantastic MS Teams 3-hour bid kick off workshop with informative slides and great professionalism. This gave us all the tools we needed to create a strong bid. Also, thanks to everyone at AM Bid who was subsequently involved in the review of our draft responses. The comments pointed up some glaring weaknesses and showed us how to rectify them. There was some excellent attention to detail.”
The Clancy Group
“I have known Andrew and AM Bid for several years, but it wasn’t until mid-2021 that I fully engaged his services, shortly after I joined the board at Clancy. What I needed was someone that could help me navigate the fog of a department that, while effective, needed a culture change and increased throughput.
Andrew has really helped me over the past 18 months, offering sage and credible insight to myself and the team. He undertook a strategic review of our bidding activities including strategies, processes, and people – the full bid lifecycle. He also hosted workshops for everyone who touches bidding, to help promote greater understanding of the role of subject matter experts and bid contributors.
Our ability to make the right decisions, quickly, on whether to bid or not bid, has been a key success of Andrew’s time with us.
In addition, we have engaged many interim bid writers / managers from AM Bid as and when required and they have been able to hit the ground running whenever requested. I look forward to working more with AM Bid going forward.”
“Andrew’s wealth of knowledge and experience are invaluable for any bidders wanting to go from good to great. His insights into the bidding world that were relayed on our tailored 1-day course have enabled us to fine-tune our processes and make our tender responses more client-focused, persuasive and engaging.”
Duct Clean Services
“Everything went smoothly with the bid. We found the AM Bid team and their services very helpful. Previously we had been floundering in the dark, however, working with AM Bid we learned a lot from the experience and now feel more confident with bidding in the future.”
“As someone with 20 years’ experience of writing client proposals, but absolutely no knowledge of public sector procurement, I was unsure where to start or how to structure and frame my pitch.
AM Bid were incredibly quick to come back to me with a quote that made perfect sense given the size of project I was going for. Right from the off, they provided me with valuable insights of which I was simply unaware, and as the bid document progressed, their guidance was vital.
I was working on a tight timescale and Andrew went above and beyond the call of duty, I felt, to turn things around over the weekend – something that I hadn’t been expecting, but genuinely appreciated.
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending AM Bid’s services.”
“We have worked with AM Bid over the last 5 years to improve our public sector tender success rates. We have also worked with them on a project to help further define our marketing strategy. During this time, we have found them to be highly professional, extremely focused, and eager to deliver quality results.
Andrew is first class and takes a keen interest in projects. It’s reassuring to know that he has a team of highly proficient people who are more than capable of implementation.
It’s always a pleasure to work with the team at AM Bid. Unlike other consultants they do not take your watch to tell you the time. They are quick to understand your business needs and have always worked within the agreed deadlines.”
“Origo Services was familiar with pitch processes to win work in the private sector; but we were less familiar with how the public sector procured. I had followed AM Bid’s progress for several years and knew that they would be the right partner to work with on presenting our offerings to the public sector. AM Bid took time to understand our services – their team included both a technical bid author and a bid capture specialist working under the oversight of one of their experienced Bid Directors. Their expertise has been enormously helpful in getting us into a strong position with a healthy pipeline of public sector business.”
Green Cross Training
“Historically Green Cross Training had entered into tenders in the belief that we were experts in our subject and field. However, it soon became evident that the skill and knowledge required to submit a compelling bid was far greater than having the knowledge of the chosen subject. We have engaged AM Bid on a number of complex tenders and the results speak for themselves. Highly professional, very detailed and just an excellent investment!”
“We have found both the people and the service at AM Bid to be excellent. For us, tender writing was a daunting prospect, but the approachability and guidance given by the team was an enjoyable and educational experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend, money well spent.”
The Falkland Islands Company
“The Falkland Islands Company was presented with an opportunity to tender for a large housing project in The Falklands. As the potential clients were both The Government of The Falkland Islands and The Ministry of Defence, it was clear that we did not have the required skill sets within our business to professionally present ourselves and our proposal at the level necessary to be taken seriously as a viable supplier on such a high profile and valuable piece of business.
We went out to the market to establish who could be able to support us and early in the process started engaging with AM Bid. Dealing remotely from 8,000 miles away it was important that we establish trust and confidence, which we did with the AM Bid team. We contracted with them to support our bid, they were professional throughout and provided honest feedback and guidance as our bid was prepared. I am happy to confirm that we achieved preferred bidder status as a result of our bid and we expect to enter a formal contract in early course.”
“Having primarily operated within the private sector, delivering services to the largest technology companies in the world, Pursuit recognised our highly trained and motivated staff, combined with our cutting edge technologies, could be used to drive value within public sector projects. With no experience of completing tender bids for large public sector contracts, our chairman recalled some useful events hosted by AM Bid and put us in touch.
We were impressed with AM Bid’s depth of knowledge and experience within public sector procurement, and used the full bid writing service to support bids for relevant contracts. The team at AM Bid, particularly Philip, were highly responsive to our requirements, and took the time to fully understand our business – providing confidence that our brand would be effectively represented.
Pursuit now has a full understanding of the complexity of public sector procurement, and the opportunities available to us. We look forward to continued, joint success with future bids and would not hesitate to recommend AM Bid’s service to any organisation seeking to diversify to include public sector contracts.”
“Our company benefited from using the Interim Bid Staff service provided by AM Bid.
Our Bid Manager/Writer was very professional, keeping us motivated and ensuring we met the required deadlines.
It is a service we will benefit from utilising again.”
“We engaged with AM Bid to guide us through our first experience using a partner in this field. After our initial meeting, Andrew and the team professionally adjusted our focus to areas required to meet the high standard of sophisticated bid writing we had been missing. We now have a renewed confidence, meeting head-on the challenge of submitting bids with the assistance of AM Bid. We would also strongly recommend the management at AM Bid.”
Will Rudd Davidson
“We used AM Bid to review a recent bid submission for a key client project. They provided a thoroughly professional and engaged service to us, giving both overall strategic comments on the bid as well as specific line by line commentary on what worked well and what could be improved on. We felt that the team at AM Bid were able to help us better evidence the skills we had to demonstrate. We retained the client and are very happy with the service provided by the team.”