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Why Deadlines Are Important

A robust bid management process will set internal deadlines for the submission of material. These may be for interim review or for final compilation.

When deadlines are not met a number of negative things happen:
• Later stages of bid preparation are compromised
• People involved become stressed
• Quality of work decreases

As a result, your competitors gain an advantage.

Setting and meeting internal deadlines are fundamental to good bid management. These should not be seen as ‘nice to have’, they are essential.