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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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Construction Tenders

There are many tenders relating to the construction industry. This can include projects for design build, infrastructure and ongoing repair and maintenance. Within the UK, public sector buyers are limited by certain regulations when it comes to issuing and awarding contracts. If the contract is over a fixed amount, a tender  process must be followed …

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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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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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What criteria do different buyers use to evaluate tenders?

The Public and Private Sector There are many different types of tendering procedures across the UK procurement landscape. In the public sector, within the UK, the most commonly used procedure is the two-stage tendering process. The public sector is heavily regulated and must comply with The Public Contracts Regulations 2015.  The private sector, although it …

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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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