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PQQ & ITT – Disabled Adaptations

This micro business had been successfully providing services to a council for over two decades via referrals and requests by satisfied residents. A shake-up within the council’s procurement department meant the company now had to tender for all future work through a framework agreement.
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PQQ – Grounds Maintenance

A well-established, local company had several contracts coming up for renewal over the course of the year and needed some assistance in becoming ‘tender ready’.
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ITT – Agency Nurses & Social Care Workers

This exceptionally complex ITT comprised of several ‘lots’, with detailed pricing and discount structures and a mountain of evidential information required. It was a highly competitive tender with at least 300 other bidders vying for a limited number of contracts per lot.
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PQQ – NHS Patient Transport Services

This taxi service's long term contract was up for renewal. Over the years, they had helped the trust develop and strengthen its own policies and processes to ensure safer and more efficient transport for their patients and they were determined not to lose this vital part of their revenue.
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Are your policies ‘tender ready’?

You can be pretty sure that most PQQs will require you to provide copies of your policies and overviews of your working practices. Having your policies and procedures up to date and ready to go can save you a lot of time when you're busy working to a tender deadline. If you'd like a review of your current policies and a quote for bringing them up to date, get in touch.
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SMEs Vs Public Sector Procurement

Building.co.uk highlights a new report by the National Federation of Builders about how current public sector procurement practices affect SMEs. I haven’t read through it all yet (I’m saving it for my Friday night entertainment), but the headline stats are pretty grim: ‘SMEs slam poor government procurement practices’ – article on building.co.uk The full report […]
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Review of free e-course ‘Winning the Contract’ (LearnDirect course)

Many of my clients despair of the tendering process, particularly the seemingly endless hoops to be jumped through when tendering for public sector contracts. While researching what other resources are available ‘out there’ for my upcoming book (available in autumn 2012), I stumbled across a free e-course ‘Winning the Contract’ from LearnDirect. Before I recommend anything, I like to make sure it does what it says on the tin, so here is my review and a few comments:
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ITT – Interactive Tourist Destination Website

This ITT offered an exceptional opportunity to create and deliver a truly unique and interactive online experience, using the best of online technology and social media, through a highly detailed specification that still allowed for innovation and added value.
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