Bid writing – not as scary as you think

One of these days you may be asked to write a bid, whether you work in the commercial world, the public sector or even the third sector. Here we welcome bid writing expert Nicola Gordon-Thaxter CP APMP of NGT Associates Ltd, who shares her top tips with us now… 

Bid writing tutorial

Message from the President of the United States, to the two houses of Congress at the commencement of the first session of the Thirtieth Congress, December 7, 1847…

**Are you a small business owner who has to bid for new or existing contracts?
**Do you find it daunting, time consuming, perhaps a little bit scary?
**Bidding can be all of these things at times but you still have to win new work, right?

[Read more…]

Better bid writing: the key to capturing new contracts

by Katy Berrill

You’re looking for a new employee and in walks someone in ripped jeans and a stained t-shirt for interview. What would be your first impression?

Better bid writing: the key to capturing new contracts

Could this be how your business is perceived if you write your contract bid badly?

Not great!  Compared to the previous six candidates in smart suits, this person is bound to go to the bottom of the list. If they can’t make an effort at interview stage, what makes you think they’ll put any more effort into their role?

Similarly, if you’re looking for new business, a poorly written bid won’t get you very far through the door no matter how expert your company is in that field.

The art of bid writing: your way to successful new business

[Read more…]