The UK Bid Writer Podcast

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I’m recording my back catalogue of written resources and adding some new stuff into a series of 15 minute-or-less podcasts, designed to help UK SMEs find the right contracts to tender for, understand the processes involved and improve their bid writing and management skills.

There’ll also be occasional, longer specials, looking into the hot topics of procurement in 2020 and beyond.

I might even invite a guest or two on from time to time *GASP*

Links to individual episodes, plus show notes, will be updated below as they are released.

Don’t forget to subscribe and rate the show through your preferred podcast outlet and if there’s a specific tendering-related topic you’d like me to tackle, get in touch!

Latest episodes

To bid or not to bid?

Responding to tenders takes time and effort. It’s essential to have a clear idea of the types of contracts that are worth your company’s time and energy to bid on.

In episode 2 of the UK Bid Writer Podcast series ‘The Essentials’, I show you how to create a flexible strategy to help you decide quickly and easily which contracts are right for your business and which ones you can safely ignore.

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To bid or not to bid – the original post!

Social value – what is it and how can it give SMEs the edge?

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Where and how to find tenders:

There’s no one single place to find all the contracts up for tender in the UK and across Europe! Frustrating, no?

In episode 1 of my first UK Bid Writer Podcast series ‘The Essentials’, I show you how and where to find the best tenders for your business.

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Procurement thresholds (new thresholds will be in place for 2020; will update as they are published on Gov.uk)

Guide to TED

TED’s own video guides

To bid or not to bid

And finally…….

How to find tenders – The List!

Coming soon:

As the UK Bid Writer podcast rumbles into existence, here’s what’s coming up for the first handful of episodes and how to contact me if there’s a tendering topic you’d like me to tackle

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To bid or not to bid

How to find tenders

What do points make? Confusion, mostly

What a business continuity plan is and why you need one for tendering

Reusing bid content: A warning

How social value can give SMEs the edge

Are you tender ready? Five things to consider before you start your bid:

A quick 5-minute taster of the new podcast (with support from next door’s daschunds in the background 😀 ):

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Developing your bid or no bid strategy

How the points and scoring system works

What a business continuity plan is and why you need one for tendering

The perils of reusing bid content