New Procurement Thresholds from January 2022

On 1 January 2022 new procurement thresholds were introduced by the UK government via the Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. The new regulations apply to all procurements that start on or after 1 January 2022 conducted under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016, the Utilities Contracts […]

What Does a Bid Manager Do?

The short answer to the above is a multi-tasking plate spinner. While Bid Writing focuses on constructing responses that will pique a client’s interest and meet all their requirements within word or page limits of the bid, a Bid Manager must not only ensure the content contains all the necessary and relevant information but must […]

PQQs – A Guide

What is a PQQ? Simply, PQQ stands for Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and were traditionally used across private and public commissioners. The public sector however, now uses a standard based Selection Questionnaire SQs), which can vary in technical requirement depending on the Buyer and services/products required. PQQs are often used as an initial filter by Buyers when […]

What is an Invitation to Tender (ITT)?

An invitation to tender, or ITT, is a formal document distributed by the buyer which formally invites suppliers to bid for a contract of works (goods or services). It can be known as a call for bids or a request for tender. An ITT is quite simply an offer for a supplier to apply to […]

Framework Agreements – What Are They?

What is a framework agreement? Framework agreements are an agreement between a buyer and one or more organisations which clarifies the key terms (usually quality, price and quantity) governing work which will be awarded during a given time period. If a supplier is successful in gaining acceptance onto a framework agreement they are an approved […]

2021 Guide to A Successful Tender Submission

Writing a successful tender submission is a fine art, but one which, if done effectively can reap significant long-term benefits for your organisation. We’ve written the following guide to support you to write a tender submission that stands out: Preparation is Key to A Successful Tender Submission Research your target client A tender submission that […]

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