Business Funding

How to tender for council contracts

What is the public sector? The Public Sector consists of non-profit organisations that are owned and operated by central, national, and local governments for the benefit of their citizens. This can include defence, education, fire services, healthcare, law enforcement, and garbage collection. A third of government public spending is attributed to procurement of goods, works …

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The Importance of Social Value in Your Bid Writing Response

What is Social Value? Since the introduction of the Public Services (Social Value) Act in 2012, commissioning authorities have increasingly sought to obtain broader societal benefits when acquiring services, purchasing, or hiring commodities, or carrying out work. As a result, it is typical for tenders to include social value questions, in which tendering organisations are …

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How to bid write for grants

Over the past several years grant fundraising has become progressively more competitive. Here are some top tips to help you out with your funding bid. Your funding bid is usually the initial impression the funder will have of your organisation. To make a great impression, you will need to provide evidence that your organisation is …

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How to bid for security contracts

Security tenders are a competitive process; there are approximately 1,000 security tenders in the UK, with 500 security firms interested in pursuing them. As experts in the tendering process, we are well versed in successfully tendering for sought after contracts on behalf of our clients.  Every public and private sector body commissions security services. They …

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How Has Tendering Changed Following Brexit?

Back in 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Over the following years, businesses have dealt with a great deal of uncertainty about how they will be able to operate once the country finally leaves the EU. Throw in a global pandemic and it is safe to say that the need to have …

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7 tips to bid for grant funding efficiently

1. Make sure you’re eligible for the funding Firstly, you need to make sure you’re eligible to bid. If you’re ineligible it’s a major waste of both time and resources. It is also important to make sure your funder’s aims and objectives align with your own. Then you need to be certain that the size …

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MEAT: Most Economically Advantageous Tender

What is MEAT? MEAT was introduced by the European parliament in 2004 as part of the public procurement rules. These are known as the public contract regulations in the UK. MEAT stands for the Most Advantageously Economic Tender. It is what most buyers use during their selection process when deciding on the right supplier for …

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UK Government R&D Grant Funding at the Highest Level in Four Decades

UK Government R&D Grant Funding Totalled £14.9 Billion in 2021/22. Scientists and researchers will get an extra £250 million grant funding this year to support pioneering research and drive the UK’s ambitions to become a science superpower. As a result, UK scientists will have access to more public funding than ever before. This takes total …

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