Robust bid processes save you time and help with the efficient allocation of resources. Complicated processes are cumbersome and can be off putting for bid writers.
Since you will rarely get extensions to submission deadlines, you must make best use of the time available.
It is possible to significantly reduce your bid preparation time if you have a good library of tender material available.
When a client asks for a proposal or tender, one of their key criteria is to judge the risk involved in employing a supplier.
When submitting a proposal or tender, you will probably need to include policy and procedure documents.
Merely attaching a policy or procedure document to respond to a question about quality or health and safety will not score highly.
There are many ways of offering best value when tendering.
The win theme is the single most important element of your bid, proposal or tender.
Many companies complain that the public sector procurement process is unduly complex and discriminates against smaller organisations. While parts of it are certainly in need of review, the brutal fact is that a great many companies submit shockingly poor tender responses.
The way you plan, structure and write a bid should not vary according to the value of it. It doesn’t matter if your proposal is for £5k or £500m.