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So far Helen Skelton has created 8 blog entries.

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

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

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

Tender Teams Undefeated by the Weather

By |2022-02-25T14:52:28+00:00February 25th, 2022|

With the UK recently battered by Storm Dudley, Eunice and Franklin in just seven days, many businesses have been impacted by the loss of power. Not great when we all rely on technology so heavily. However, it is such technology that can save the day, especially when critical tender deadlines need to be met. Let’s

Tender Success! Essential Collaboration Tactics

By |2022-02-15T14:43:27+00:00January 20th, 2022|

Responding to high value tenders involves a diverse range of business disciplines and people. The quality of your tender responses relies heavily on your teams working well together. It is, therefore, essential for your Bid Team to establish and maintain good working relationships with your collaborators and approvers. Let’s look at ways to make this

Better Data Management, Better Quality Tenders!

By |2022-02-15T14:38:24+00:00December 20th, 2021|

Information is at the core of any tender. Securing up to date, detailed, accurate content greatly impacts the quality of tender responses and evaluation scores. But managing vast amounts of business information remains a huge challenge for many organisations. Much has been published on the subject, from the wider business perspective. So let’s take a

Top 10 Bid Management Challenges to Conquer!

By |2022-02-15T14:50:31+00:00October 4th, 2021|

Any Bid Manager or Bid Team targeting high value public sector and commercial tenders, requires skill and dedication to deal with the complexities of the work and pressures of a highly competitive environment. Let’s face it coming second just doesn’t count! 1. Managing a Varied Workload

TenderEyes in Focus: Solution Overview

By |2021-11-02T11:45:21+00:00July 26th, 2021|

In response to growing demand for digital transformation within top-tier bid teams, we take a tour of the TenderEyes solution in a series of new blogs. In this first quick guide, we introduce all 9 modules and demonstrate the role that each play in delivering end-to-end seamless opportunity, bid and contracts management and the

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