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How to Grow Your Business through Tendering

Contents Generate Income Expand into new industries Build Connections Gain Experiences Build a good reputation One of the main aims of most businesses is sustaining consistent growth and ensuring a regular flow of income. One of the best ways your business can do this is through tendering for work. Tenders are the main way most …

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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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The mini-competition

What is a mini-competition in procurement? A further competition, previously known as a mini-competition, is a procurement process in which awarded suppliers on a framework produce a tender that outlines how they can meet the customers needs. A mini competition is basically a competition needed to secure a place on a call off contract. A …

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How to Write the Perfect Social Value Response in a Bid

Social value is one of the biggest buzzwords in the world of tendering right now and since the initiation of the Public Services Act 2021 it is a requirement that all businesses include a commitment to social value in their tenders. Social value refers to the benefits a project will bring to the socio-economic and …

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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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Everything You Need to Know about Risk Assessments in Bids

For many businesses, the process of tendering is something they do out of necessity to win contracts and deliver goods or services for public sector organisations. It is a very valuable industry, and because of this the process of winning a tender and bidding for one is rigorous and this can be off-putting to many …

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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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