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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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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 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 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 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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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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