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  • Bid Writer

    • Stevenage (Travel required)
    • up to £45k + Car Allowance
    • Permanent

    The successful Bid Writer will be responsible for the generation of competitive bids to a number of water, gas, electric and telecommunications sectors. The role will be based nationally working for the all the firms that fall under the organisations umbrella.

  • Senior Proposal Manager

    • London
    • £50,000
    • Permanent

    Our client, a leading facilities organisation, is looking for a Senior Proposal Manager to join their busy team in London. The Senior Proposal Manager will generate high quality, persuasive business development materials that assist in winning new business and retaining/renewing bids in the firm’s portfolio.

  • Bid Manager

    • South West London
    • Up to £55,000
    • Permanent

    Our client, a leading software organisation, is seeking a Bid Manager to join their growing team. This role requires a Bid Manager with experience of working within the IT industry across the full bid lifecycle.

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Lavanya has a very considered and thoughtful approach to finding candidates, and has successfully filled 2 roles for me. She worked hard to understand our needs and was intent on finding the right person. I look forward to the next time we work together and I would recommend her services to anyone looking to fill a bid/proposal role.

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Automated Bid Tracking Software

Hi,

I’ve been keeping an eye out for some time, and am looking again at identifying whether there is any software on the market that can track the bid process, and provide reporting tools.

To put it into context – I haven’t implemented any sort of knowledge and bid production software, as we already have effective systems in place, and I have a very manual spreadsheet-based system for logging adverts/opportunities when they come in to the team, which is then manually updated as each stage of the process is completed (very time-consuming).

I use this to then look at performance and productivity metrics – such as volumes of different types of document (e.g. PQQ, ITT etc.) alongside conversions of each stage of the process (e.g. breaking down the overall win rate to look at success rate of individual team members, at individual stages of the bid process, by different parts of the business).

I would appreciate any guidance, advice or signposting anyone may have on any software out in the marketplace that would allow input of opportunities and tracking of each stage of the process, through to completion and final outcome/contract award. Of lesser concern is the actual document production side, but if the package came alongside this, then it would be something i’d look at.

Many thanks

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Bid Consultancy Advice

Hi Nigel,

I am considering setting up as a bid consultant specialising in bid coordination, management, formatting and design.

Please can you provide me with any advice and what I will need to consider as first steps?

Look forward to your response.

Kind regards

Neal Todosijczuk

Mobile: 07814 565 844

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What makes a successful bid?

Hi Pippa

In your expert opinion what makes a successful bid the winner from the loser, as it seems doing the actual job on the ground seems to be almost void.

Regards Ian

Connor Construction

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How do different roles work together?

In your opinion, what is the key difference between a Bid Manager and a Proposal Manager?

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