Tendering

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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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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What is an FOI Request and how can it help me Win Tenders?

In the UK all businesses have the right to request information recoded by a public body, as long as it is non-confidential in nature. This is thanks to the Freedom of Information Act which is in place across British and Scottish law. The Act works in two ways, public bodies are required to publish certain …

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The most common mistakes in Bid Writing you need to avoid

For a business looking to pick up new contracts and expand their output through tendering one of the most important skills to develop is your ability to write a bid successfully. While it may be wiser to outsource your bid-writing (find out why here), if you want to be hands-on in the process there are …

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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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Why Outsourcing Bid-Writing can be the Best Business move you’ll ever make

Bid-writing can be one of the most time-consuming activities a business has to complete in order to expand, win lucrative tenders, and make serious income. Bid-writing is the process of completing PQQs (find out more about PQQs here) and bids to tender which need to include a variety of information. Tendering can be confusing and …

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