Talk and surgeries – ‘Big Lunch Extra’ Roadshow

Not a bid but a bid writing workshop! I was invited to the Eden Project’s ‘Big Lunch Extra’ Wolverhampton Roadshow to give a talk on bid writing skills and techniques and hold confidential one to one ‘surgeries’ with attendees to help them gain more funding and/or service contracts.
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RFP – High Level Security Escorts – Private Sector

A global leader in state-of-the-art technology requested proposals for the provision of high level security escorts to ensure the safety of both their engineers and products in locations across the world. My client required assistance in compiling a comprehensive proposal that demonstrated their experience, expertise and dedication.
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Writing to Word Limits – a new 3 part series

Do word limits in tenders fill you with terror or joy? My new, 3 part series will help you understand the reasons buyers impose word limits and give you tips and tricks to help you structure, polish and perfect your responses.
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Response Libraries – Pros and Cons

What’s a response library? A response library, tender library or bid library, is a set of semi-standard answers containing information you are most likely to be asked in any given tender. On the surface, a response library seems like a no-brainer – the aim is to maintain a collection of answers to previous bids, relevant […]
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Cabinet Office Mystery Shopper Report – 3 Years On

The Cabinet Office recently released their latest report on their ‘mystery shopper’ scheme, which was implemented in 2011 to provide suppliers with a standardised method to raise concerns about public sector procurement practices. It aims to identify issues and take steps to resolve them, either on live tenders or through proactive guidance and setting of […]
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