WIN THAT BID ANNOUNCE THORNTON & LOWE MERGER!

London based Win That Bid, one of the UK’s leading bid-management firms, has announced their merger with tender and procurement specialists Thornton & Lowe, with offices in Greater Manchester, Central Scotland, North East and West Midlands, to further strengthen its position as the industry leader in the bidding and tendering arena. Following extensive discussions between … Read more

OJEU opportunities: 2014 Thresholds & Limits

Proposal writers may have noticed that on the 1st January 2014 the EU published new public procurement financial thresholds. These will apply to all award procedures under the public contracts regulations 2006. With these recent changes, now is a good time to look at what the financial thresholds are and what they mean for proposal … Read more

Did your Win Theme get bronze, silver or gold?

The client has a problem that it can’t solve itself. So it submits an invitation to tender (ITT) in order to discover the best available solution to that problem. In order to attract the client’s attention, a bid writer needs to have the most compelling solution to that problem, and that should all be encapsulated … Read more

Two Stage Tendering for Destination Builds

Perhaps the most crucial factors contributing to the success of a destination builds (tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants, head offices) are location and design.  Once chosen, there’s not much you can do about location.  Design however, is a different matter.  Not only does it cause challenges throughout the initial fit out, over time the building will need … Read more

Are you ready for the Bribery Act?

The Bribery Act 2010 is due to come into effect very soon but are you prepared for the change it will bring? Increasingly, public sector tenders require the supplier to explain their anti-bribery and anti-corruption processes and procedures. Despite a number of delays The Bribery Act is now due to come into force on 1st … Read more

Tender Writing Insights: What no PQQ, Francis Maude?

Francis Maude’s confirmed that by scraping certain parts of the PQQ process, it will help encourage small and medium-sized enterprises to win public sector contracts. Nice sentiment but is it really going to help the SME?

How to Successfully Manage a Proposal

3) Proposal checklist – Writing your Proposal Even though you’ve already spent a lot of time in preparation, writing the document is the most important part of the process.  Aside from the more general groundwork, it’s now time to think about the text itself.  Collating all the necessary information into an easy to read document … Read more