Major changes, such as those currently happening in the oil and gas sector, present great opportunities for companies tendering for new work.
In public sector procurement, it is usual for the client team to hold an open session to brief potential bidders and allow them to ask questions.
Win themes must be tangible and evidence based. They should clearly differentiate you from your competitors.
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 writing a proposal, you should aim to do two things:
It can seem laborious to write detailed method statements for core parts of your service but it is essential that you do so.
A little glitter can make the most mundane Christmas card sparkle.
If you want the customer to think you’re better than the competition you must tell them what makes you better. Don’t expect them to work it out.
When writing your proposal you should always consider who you are competing against.
Many companies treat a winning tender as the holy grail of documents. They assume everything in it must be good, and therefore re-use sections of text in future tenders.