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Bid & Commercial Manager
A leading provider of HR systems and technology is seeking a Bid & Commercial Manager to join their busy team. This is an ideal role for a commercially minded bid professional looking for a new challenge.
Bid Writer / Manager
- Gatwick or Manchester
A global financial services firm is seeking a Bid Writer / Manager to join their team in Gatwick or Manchester. The role will involve managing bids and writing key sections of the response document. This is a highly networked role that requires you to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment.
A major financial services firm in London is seeking a Pursuit Manager to join their team. The role will involve managing the bid process and promoting best practice throughout the organisation. This is a key role for the business that will hold responsibility for some of the most important bids.
Group Bid Manager (Maternity Cover)
Our client based is Leeds is seeking an experienced Bid Manager to step into a well-established and key role within their business – providing maternity cover for a 16-month period.
Technical Bid Writer
A global provider of risk management is seeking a Technical Bid Writer to join their busy team. This is a crucial role for the business and will involve dissecting technical proposal questions, sourcing content and creating responses that clearly communicate differentiators and services offered.
Proposal Writer (Macedonia Based)
- Competitive Salary
The Proposal Writer is charged with preparing compliant and winning proposals. The Proposal Writer develops proposal outline and compliance matrix, writes / edits / proofreads proposal responses, monitors the progress of the proposal responses, works with solution support functions to develop proposal responses. Effectively administers the proposal process for current and potential customers.
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Bidding for Large Public Sector Opportunities
I have recently taken up a position as the Senior Bid Manager in a new business division and we are targeting some large Public Sector bids. I need to set up a bidding function based upon the APMP methodology and I have two questions:
1. Should I recruit from within the business where I have some good project managers available, or should I look externally?
2. Are there any pitfalls I need to watch out for in the Public Sector market, which are not covered in the general best practice approach?
Digital Marketplace – Getting through the first round
We occasionally respond to DOS opportunities on the Digital Marketplace, but have never got through the first round. Is there a magic formula for writing the 100-word responses?
Framework Agreement (panel of contractors)
What is the best practice, protocol and governance in relation to contract variations, more specifically:
- When a panel of contractors have been appointed and one contractor requests a change to the standard contracts terms and conditions e.g. changing payment terms from 30 days to 10 days.
- Is an addendum always required int this regard or can it be managed operationally? Must all other contractors be treated equally and fair, i.e. if the institution agrees to a change for one contractor must the change also be made to the others?
Thanking you in advance for your assistance.
Win Rates at Scale
Could you please give me your views on how to increase win rates at scale? We’ve found we can raise win rates in pockets for medium term periods of time, but how do we do so consistently across a large organisation for the long term?
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