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  • Bid and Compliance Executive

    • London
    • Up to £35,000
    • Permanent

    Our client who work in the language access industry is seeking a Bid Executive to join their team in London. You will be providing day-to-day support to both the Bid Manager and the Compliance & Implementation Manager.

  • IT Services Bid Manager

    • London or Slough
    • Up to £45,000
    • Permanent

    Our client, a major IT services organisation, is seeking a Bid Manager to join their busy team in London. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading IT services bid activities and ensuring all customer response requirements are provided on time to achieve a high success rate.

  • Bid Manager

    • London
    • Up to £60,000
    • Permanent

    Seeking a Bid Manager to join our client, a leading communications and software services firm in London. The Bid Manager will coordinate the end to end bid process when responding to Requests for Quotations (RFQ) or tenders with the goal to provide competitive offers while optimising project cost and protecting margins. Working with sales managers and projects teams, the Bid Manager will provide bid support for customer aligned proposals, making sound business judgement and maximising bid winning chance.

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Having spent over three months searching for a Bid Manager, we spoke to Bid Solutions who almost immediately provided a shortlist of suitable applicants. Within a month we had conducted interviews and made an offer to our preferred candidate. I was so impressed not only with the speed in which Bid Solutions were able to source the selected applicants, but how they completely understood our brief and were able to present candidates who suited not only what we needed professionally, but would also be a cultural fit within our organisation. I would not hesitate to recommend Bid Solutions and will definitely work with them again.

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APMP Certification – Do I really need it?

Hi Chris

I am from Pakistan and work as a Tender Manager at Biomedical Firm. I have been in the role for 10 years.

I am writing to get advice on APMP Certification and whether it is useful for me?

If you believe it is, how would you suggest I best achieve it?

I’m also keen to understand how I can best position my skills to secure a job in the UK/US?

I have joined Bid solutions Group a few days ago and I have found it a really useful resource.

Thank you

Qazi

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How should you brand your proposal documentation?

I have long been of the mind that at the bid stage any documentation supplied should be supplier branded rather than the buyer. Excluding any mockups (I’m in software).

However, our company has recently been acquired and upon meeting my contemporaries within the new company I have found that they heavily brand their proposal documents and swear by it. They go all out on the cover, include a smattering of on brand photographic imagery where appropriate and even place logos in the header and change bullet points to a brand colour or simple logo. The only supplier branding that remains is in the footer in the main.

I can appreciate both sides but wanted to reach out for an expert’s opinion.

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Can bid management / bid work be a career that allows for flexible working?

Can bid management / bid work be a career that allows for flexible working? Given the deadlines and time pressures of a bid, is it really possible to have the flexibility to work around your ‘other life’ commitments?

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Performance Management

Hi Alison,

I am a Bid Manager in a global bank based in the UK. I would like to know how you impose measures for success for your Bid Writers. Win ratio is the obvious, but given we often find ourselves responding to RFPs we have slim chances of winning, and are regularly used to benchmark tariffs, this doesn’t seem fair as the only tangible measure. Do you have others you use?

Thanks in advance

Sarah

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