The difference between Selection Questionnaires & Pre-Qualification and the procurement sector can often be a confusing place to navigate, with processes varying from tender to tender. Terminology is ‘thrown’ around, and suppliers are just expected to know what it all means. Below we go into detail about pre-qualification questionnaires and supplier questionnaires to help explain what […]
What is a CCS Framework?
What is a CSS Framework? First things first, what does CCS stand for? It stands for Crown Commercial Services. CCS brings together policy, advice and direct buying by providing commercial services to the public sector. They work with over 17,000 customer organisations in the public sector and their services are provided by more than 5,000 […]
BWS certified as Carbon Neutral
Bid Writing Service are delighted to announce that they have been certified as a carbon neutral company. BWS have undergone a complete review of their carbon footprint with sustainable business advisory company Positive Planet, being measured on all aspects of the company’s emissions from direct to indirect, upstream and downstream. Following a thorough process, the […]
The Bid Management Process
Many businesses earn contracts from the public and private sectors by bidding on projects. This helps them obtain new business and expand their operations. For businesses to successfully use bids to earn new clients and projects, it is important that someone oversees the bidding process. What is bid management? Whether it is an individual or […]
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 […]
Covid19 A Year On – Impact on Bid Management Best Practice
Bid Management Best Practice – Using the incorrect competitive bidding strategy is akin to trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.