How to Prepare for a Bid

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If you’re expecting a bid or tender to be released soon, you might be inclined to wait for it to...
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Losing Bids on Price? How to Reverse the Trend

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If your business is regularly losing bids because of price, we’ve got 12 Top Tips to help you reverse that...
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Frameworks – To Bid or Not to Bid?

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Public sector buyers often use Frameworks to select a short-list of pre-agreed suppliers. The organisations using that Framework (who might...
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Tender Clarification Question – Getting the Tactical Edge!

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Clarification Questions (CQs) are a fundamental part of professionally managed procurements and frequently the only way to engage in a...
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Winning Bids as the Incumbent Supplier

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You've done a great job as the provider of services to your client for the past four years. You're feeling confident...
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How to Tackle Pricing Within Bids

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All bids are evaluated on two key criteria: Price and Quality. Whatever the split between these criteria, you need to...
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Kick-Off Meetings – Fundamental to Successful Bidding

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Once you’ve made the ‘Go’ decision to embark on a bid, it can be tempting to get started on it...
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Bid Team Roles – Who Does What?

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In this article we describe all the key people who can bring bids to life. Whether you’re looking for someone...
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6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Bidding to the Public Sector

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The private sector has experienced a marked decline in the release of contracts and initiation of projects due to the...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Are You Bid Ready?

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A significant part of the UK’s business community is dependent on winning work through competitive bid / tender processes. What...
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3 quick writing tips to boost your bids

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Writing a winning bid can seem like a huge task. You not only need a compelling solution, but you also...
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How to maximise your time with interim bid support

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Taking on an interim bid support can be a great way of getting through busy times or completing a must-win...
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Preparing for procurement, how to get ready for a tender

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You know a bid is coming to market, so what can you do ahead of time to make sure you...
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10 Bid / Tender Trends for 2020

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2020 is not just a new year but the beginning of a new decade. I list below 10 of the...
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10 Bid Trends for the Construction Sector in 2020

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Writing this article as 2019 draws to a close feels a little easier than writing last year’s article. There would...
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An Easy Formula to Write Winning Case Studies

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Devil’s in the Details

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So many people I speak to work so hard on bid writing. For the duration of the tender process, they...
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Frameworks – What Does Good Look Like?

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As part of our series looking at frameworks, what does good look like is a really pertinent question to ask....
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Method in the madness – top 5 tips to help write better methodology responses

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More often than not a tender quality submission will include a written methodology to demonstrate your approach for specific client...
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3 quick tips for boosting Social Value / Community Benefits in your bids

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If you are bidding for public sector work, you need to consider Social Value / Community Benefits. Procurement staff are...
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