Wondering how to go about winning bids and tenders? Writing first-class bids isn’t an exact science – but at Win That Bid, we’ve got the expertise to help you secure your dream contracts with ease. Top Ten Tips for Winning Tenders 1. Be thorough: answer every question in the bid document – missing out a … Read more
New information has emerged from the Cabinet Office describing the £84bn ‘procurement pipeline’ planned for the next five years. Covering 18 business sectors, the pipeline lays out the government’s anticipated project needs over the next few years. Notices of this kind have been published since November 2011; the most recent announcement adds professional services, financial … Read more
The origins of the Virgin Rail scandal last month rapidly became lost in the recrimination and blame, as the Department for Transport attempt to apportion culpability and pundits discuss the role and capabilities of the civil service. When self-styled “tie-wearing adventurer” Richard Branson launched his legal challenge to the West Coast franchise decision two months … Read more
The government wants to cut down on the amount it spends on consultants. In the last year it cut its consultancy spending by almost two thirds. The latest change was announced by the Cabinet Office last month. All consultancy contracts worth over £100,000 will be have to be procured by means of a framework agreement … Read more
May 2011 saw the publication of a report outlining Bristol City Council’s Carbon Footprint that related directly to procurement activity. [Please see the full report: Carbon Footprint of Procurement] Will we see more local authorities asking questions on carbon footprints? Probably not! The report does provide a response to the question ‘is the Carbon Foot … Read more
Being knowledgeable about Framework Agreements is important before embarking on completing the reams of procurement documentation. The article highlights some areas to look out for as well as giving the reader useful background on the topic.