There is no definitive answer to whether it is advisable to embed video clips in your tender or bid. You should seek guidance from the individual buyer because there are differing views, even within the same industry sector. If you do add clips ensure they are directly relevant to the response, as generic marketing material … Read more..
Some tender formats can be very prescriptive as they dictate the space, font size and typeface that can be used. To avoid your answer becoming a ‘wall of words’, try to be creative with the inclusion of tables, jpeg images and bullet points. If the formatting prevents the use of these graphics, you can still … Read more..
It is normal to include staff photographs on CVs which are submitted with bid, proposal and tender documents. A good head and shoulders shot is all that is required but you should ensure these are up-to-date and look professional. If you present an assortment of selfies and outdated images, the client will probably form an … Read more..
Call-out boxes (shaded areas) are very effective for highlighting quotes or key messages however they are often misused to emphasis an initial paragraph or section of main-body text. The nature of call-out boxes means that contents are separated from surrounding text so readers frequently skip them when they are actually reading the response. Use them … Read more..
Many people add photographs to proposal documents without thinking about the impression they will create.
When you are asked to submit an organisational chart, make sure it is tailored to the project.
Tailored organisational charts make excellent additions to proposal documents.
Good graphics will improve the competitiveness of your proposal because they communicate key messages more effectively than text.
Diagrams and graphics are powerful additions to tender documents. You must, however, ensure they reproduce clearly.
The careful use of colour in your proposal documents is a super way of making them more readable.