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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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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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Tips to make your tender for business stand out

A winning bid response is in the planning. Analysing the tender request should be among the first steps that is taken when preparing a response. All public tender requests, often referred to as invitations to offer (ITOs), requests for tender (RFTs) or requests for proposal (RFPs), have common elements such as: Outline of the job’s …

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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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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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How to improve productivity in your team in 5 simple steps

Productivity in a working environment is key to ensuring excellent results and continuous improvement and effective output. All people in management and leadership positions need to be on the lookout for ways to improve and develop the productivity in the teams they lead and manage. This is a key way to make your team stand …

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How to find the best tender websites for your business

What is tendering? Why is tendering so important? Who is tendering? Why use a tender website? The 7 things that make for a good tender website. What is tendering? Tendering is an excellent and essential tactic for developing a business and expanding your outreach as a company. Tendering comes in three main forms, open tenders, …

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