Public Sector Contracts

How to Win Government Tenders as an SME with 6 Top Tips

For a small business, it can feel intimidating or overwhelming trying to find success in the competitive world of government body tenders. It is no secret that lots of businesses similar to yours will want to win the same tenders as you and this is a big concern for many small businesses who feel like …

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What is a Private Sector Tender and how can You Win Them?

A majority of tenders come from the public sector, however, there are many private sector businesses that are using tendering to fulfil their needs. Private sector tenders don’t have to legally be published on Government portals. This means that private sector businesses will follow their own procurement policies to make decisions on where and when …

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The Less Common Types of Tender You Should Know

In the world of tendering there are lots of different types of tenders that are available to different businesses. The most common three are open tenders, selective tenders, and negotiated tenders. Two of the less common types of tender are serial tenders and framework tenders.  Serial tendering centres around preparing tenders based on a typical …

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Everything You Need to Know about Tendering in Scotland

In Scotland, the public sector spends approximately £11 billion in purchasing goods and services, a vast majority of this is through tenders. This means that for businesses looking for lucrative opportunities to tender, looking beyond Hadrian’s Wall may be a wise move as the opportunities are plentiful. Scotland’s public sector is overwhelmingly made up of …

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What Kind of Tenders can you Expect to Win in the Health Sector?

Over the past 18 months globally we have come to find a new appreciation for just how important our health services are, with the pandemic making everyone a little more appreciative of what bodies like the NHS do for us as a country. The NHS is a massive organisation that is one of the largest …

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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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The Importance of Social Value in Tendering

Social value is an important aspect of modern tendering and bid-writing. It is essential that you and your business are capable of responding to the questions related to the social value that may and will occur as part of a bidding process. It is also key that you are able to understand and evidence how …

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What Types of Business Use Tendering the Most?

Contents: Public Sector The NHS Education Local Councils Government Agencies Other Public Sector Businesses Private Sector Tendering is a common way for businesses to procure goods and services from outside contractors, and it is a very common practice for many businesses. It is most often used by public sector businesses, think schools, the NHS, local …

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What is a PQQ and an ITT?

What is a PQQ? A PPQ is a pre-qualification questionnaire used by buyers when identifying potential clients. It helps the company understand who can meet the requirements of the contract. The PQQ process removes any suppliers that are unsuitable for the tendering process. The PQQ document focuses on company information, what the company does, and …

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