Get Tender Ready with The TROC button today

What Does It Mean? Companies that have passed the TROC (Tender Readiness Online Check) or otherwise prequalified to respond to large private or public sector invitations to tender may display this symbol. What Does It Mean For Tendering Authorities And Procurement Officers? Public Sector organisations should look for this symbol on SME company websites, because: … Read more

New tender opportunities in Defence?

The Defence white paper released on 1st February 2012 has some important news for bid writers. Notably, it raises the possibility that the MOD will be procuring from a much wider range of sources than they had been previously. The paper states: “Wherever possible, we will seek to fulfil the UK’s defence and security requirements … Read more

What exactly does the buyer want?

When aiming for a tender contract it’s important to consider what the procurer wants from the contract. This is a vital part of winning contract opportunities. Public and private sector organisations are putting a relentless focus on cost efficiencies. Many companies believe that the main role of their procurement team is to deliver cost savings … Read more

Why aren’t your PQQs being shortlisted?

When assisting clients with their pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs) you’d be amazed at just how often we see the same mistakes rear their heads time and time again. And if we notice them, you can bet your prospect will too. Unfortunately it’s a bit of a catch 22 situation – you know you have to improve your responses, but each practice PQQ is a missed contract and worse still possibly a dent in your reputation.

How many public contracts are out there for my business?

This blog suggests ways to research the size of the market for your type of business when building public contract tendering into your business strategy, along with some useful insights on how to begin the journey of preparing your business to take part in public contract tendering.