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The Tender that Didn’t Steal Christmas

By |2022-12-05T14:59:16+00:00December 5th, 2022|

The Tender Grinch is in danger of upsetting Bridget Bartholomew’s planned Christmas getaway. A business-critical opportunity has been delayed and is now due to be advertised two weeks before the festive season begins. With key people taking holiday into mid-January, completing the tender by the 8-week deadline is going to be a big challenge. Thankfully Bridget

Delays to Avoid in Tender Opportunity Management

By |2022-11-25T09:26:35+00:00November 7th, 2022|

We all know every hour counts when you potentially only have 40 working days (8 weeks) to craft and submit your tender response. Any delays in sourcing and qualifying tender opportunities can have big implications further down the line. Days and even weeks can pass before your Bid Team has sight of the work they need

Natural Personality Traits of a Great Bid Manager

By |2022-10-14T11:46:57+01:00October 14th, 2022|

Whether you are an existing Bid Manager or thinking of becoming one, there are certain natural personality traits that will boost your abilities to prosper in this role. Let’s take a look at the everyday hints that suggest you can successfully manage heavy, complex workloads and consistently submit quality tenders. All within tight deadlines and

10 Ways to Improve Tender Responses & Scores

By |2022-09-07T15:01:33+01:00September 7th, 2022|

Submitting tenders that secure the highest evaluation scores and win contracts is a huge business-critical challenge. It’s a difficult one to sustain given its highly competitive nature. In this article we explore practical ways your Bid Team can improve the quality of your tender responses, and thus secure higher evaluation scores and increase win probabilities.

Best Way to Source Best-Fit Tenders

By |2022-08-10T16:14:43+01:00August 10th, 2022|

Sourcing tender opportunities from the 1000's advertised every day, can be frustrating and time-consuming. In this article we examine three mechanisms, commonly used by Sales & Bid Teams to search Public Procurement Portals for high value public sector contracts. We discuss the pros and cons and the impact each method has on targeting, qualifying and managing

How to Use CPV Codes to Find Best-Fit Tenders

By |2022-07-14T09:39:44+01:00July 13th, 2022|

CPV Codes are a critical component of finding your best-fit tenders! Tenders, that are aligned to your business strategies, goals, products and services. And giving you the best chance of compiling higher scoring tender responses and improving your win rates. But are your targeting strategies and sourcing methods working? CPV (common procurement vocabulary) codes are

Top 7 Repetitive Activities to Avoid in Tender Management!

By |2022-06-24T10:00:59+01:00June 20th, 2022|

According to our research, manual, repetitive tasks are at the top of Bid Teams frustrations in doing their job. This impacts morale and time available to generate high scoring quality tender responses. In this article, we explore the issues around these working inefficiencies as well as ways to resolve them with the adoption of dedicated

Best Tender Management Tools to Win More Business!

By |2022-06-20T15:22:04+01:00May 5th, 2022|

We all know having the right tools for the job is essential! So why are so many Bid Teams still struggling with generic business tools to manage their highly complex and pressurised tendering activities? In this article we explore the risks associated with relying on these tools and the impact this approach has on the

The Tender Process: What to Expect, Step by Step

By |2022-04-13T14:26:41+01:00April 13th, 2022|

Competing for high value public and commercial tenders is a big investment for any business. Being able to optimise activity within the set tender process and tight timescales is critical to delivering world-class tenders. Let’s look at requirements for each stage of the tender process, challenges faced and how bid management technology can help make

6 Types of Tender Used in Public Procurement

By |2022-04-13T14:26:08+01:00March 14th, 2022|

Competing for tenders can be complex, depending on the intricacies of the contract and the type of tender procedure chosen by the Procuring Agency to manage supplier evaluation. In this article we give a brief summary of the types of tender procedures both public and commercial organisations adopt for their procurement. For any bidding organisation,

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