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

How To Win Bids and Tenders

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

Have you been paid yet?

Recently an alliance of small business lobbying groups sent a letter to the Business Minister Mark Prisk, highlighting one of the biggest problems facing companies tendering for contracts in the UK today: late payment. The numbers present a clear picture of the both the scale of the problem and who the mostly likely perpetrators are. … Read more

Procurement – Carbon Footprints

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

SMEs and public sector tenders

What do the latest changes mean for your business? Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can feel locked out of government tenders by the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) requirements. The Cabinet Office wants this to change and over the last year they’ve taken some steps to do just that. In this article we’re going to take … Read more

How to Find Tenders

This article sets out some of the ways to find yourself some great tendering opportunities.

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?

Tender Writing: Your proposal checklist

Proposal Checklist – Preparing to write your proposal submission Now that you have thought about how your company will handle the tendering process, it is time to think about writing the tender itself.  There are things you should consider, and information you should gather, before beginning to write so you create the best document you … Read more

Landscaping Contracts and how to win them

With all the possible variables and changes involved in the work, contracts for landscaping can be tricky to get right.  Before you start it may be useful to do a ‘walk-through’ of the property.  Not only will you get a better idea of what the client wants but you can start to think about how … Read more