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Introducing PAGABO Frameworks

PAGABO is a specialist framework organisation building and managing modern, innovative framework agreements for a range of UK clients. As a preferred supplier to PAGABO, …

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Construction Consultancy in the 2020s

The past 18 months have seen incredible changes within the construction industry. Brexit, Covid and other significant issues have resulted in fundamental changes in virtually …

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Developing as a Bid Professional

Working in the bidding industry is a rather curious affair. Up until relatively recently, bidding and tendering was never historically viewed as a specialism in …

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Should you challenge a procurement decision?

Almost all organisations have felt the pain of spending considerable time and effort tendering for an important public sector contract and then being told that …

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Why All Bid Staff Need Refresher Training

Bid teams often require opportunities to reflect and refresh on updated training content that allows them to directly apply these into future bids. On occasion …

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Leading Remote Working Teams

Working from home has been the new norm over the past 18 months as businesses have adapted to the pandemic. Many organisations that required the …

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Managing Internal Lessons Learned During Bid Processes

Managing internal operations is critical in keeping synergy within a team involved in the bidding process. How can a bidding team improve its process? Have …

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How to Manage a Bid Effectively

Effectively managing the bid process is crucial and contributes to successful bidding. In most organisations this is the remit of the Bid or Proposal Manager. …

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Successful Local Government Bidding

In the UK, local governments award contracts of over £100 billion every year. They will not be going out of business and they always pay …

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Getting Bid Feedback and Learning from It

Getting feedback from the client whether a bid is successful or unsuccessful is vital for your organisation. You will have spent a lot of time and …

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Procurement – How to Help Bidders deliver best value to you

Bidding to win business can feel like a test of nerves at the best of times, but sometimes the format of the tender documents makes …

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5 Ways to Resource Your Bids During Holiday Seasons

Holiday periods can provide some headaches for bidders. Who will write and manage your bids when key staff are on holiday? We provide 5 helpful …

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40 Common Bidding Mistakes – and how to avoid them!

We all make mistakes, however diligent we are. This can especially be the case when working under pressure and/or on complex, high profile projects. Unfortunately, …

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What to Look for When Recruiting Bid Staff

Winning tenders, bids and proposals is a core part of maintaining the stability and growth of many businesses and having the right people in place …

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Writing Winning Award Submissions

Business Awards provide an excellent opportunity for an organisation to gain sectoral and professional recognition for their work and achievements. Why apply for business awards? …

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Data-Driven Decision Making

With an ever increasing amount of data being generated across the globe every second it is not surprising that data has become incredibly valuable and …

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Changes to the Domestic Heating Market

The government’s push to drive heating toward more sustainable energy sources and away from fossil fuels, will undoubtedly revolutionise heating systems in the future. With …

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Winning Bids in the Utilities Sector

Although we will focus on how retail utility services, gas, electricity and water, can win bids in the Public Sector, the principles of this article …

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We Have a Bid Team – Why Do We Need an External Bid Specialist?

When a company has an existing bid team, can there be value in bringing in an external bid specialist? Yes, there are many occasions when …

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How ISO Certification Helps Bid Qualification

How ISO Certification Helps Bid Qualification Industry recognised standards certification is increasingly important and is often mandatory when bidding. Certification provides buyers with assurance that …

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