There are a wide variety of people involved in any high value bid submission.
A Bid Manager, as well as managing their own team, will be responsible for ensuring effective liaison and collaboration with other stakeholders.
This will include the Sales Team, Managers and Subject Matter Experts from various business departments and disciplines, required to provide relevant decisions, information and supporting materials. Bids may also require collaboration with third party partners and suppliers, adding an additional complexity to the process.
Teams may be in different offices, locations and time zones, with the ‘working from home’ phenomenon making co-ordination and communication further challenging. Certainly Bid Teams will spend a significant amount of time nurturing these relationships to secure quality tender responses.
Supporting technology has become even more crucial in this new multi-dimensional world. A dedicated solution can certainly go a long way in supporting Bid Teams in overcoming these bid management challenges.