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  • Bid Coordinator

    • Swindon
    • Up to £35,000
    • Permanent

    Our client, a major construction company, is seeking a Bid Coordinator to join their busy team in Swindon. The Bid Coordinator will assist the Head of Submissions and Bid Managers with the preparation and production of PQQ and Tender submissions in line with agreed deadlines. Ensuring all tender documentation is presented to a uniformly high standard, editing and proofreading submission documents, as well as deputising for the document controller and other administrative duties as required. The ability to prepare graphics such as flow charts and organisation charts is also required to support high standard submissions.

  • Bid Manager

    • London
    • Up to £55,000
    • Permanent

    Our client, a well-established travel firm, is seeking a Bid Manager to manage their bid process from start to finish, as well as writing key content for each submission. This is an important role for the business and will require the ability to manage multiple bids concurrently.

    Key Responsibilities include writing and producing tenders from first draft to final submission, managing the tender process from start to finish, developing strong collaborative relationships with sales, account management and executives and developing and maintaining the bid library and lead best practice in the quality of collateral and content available for bid submission.

  • Bid Manager

    • Leeds
    • £34,000
    • Permanent

    Onto the Page Limited was founded in 2008 and is a dynamic, multi-client agency representing clients from many sectors. In 2018 they worked on 150+ client bids (public and private sector), worth tens of millions of pounds and won 80%+ of them. Client satisfaction levels are exemplary.

    They deliver highly-rated bidding masterclasses, alongside tailored training / coaching to in-house bid teams. Their service portfolio includes an opportunity search service and knowledge management. Their Knowledge Central portal helps clients achieve high productivity without compromising quality.

    They offer progression and development opportunities for every team member. They fund UKAPMP membership for staff involved in bids, and sponsor employees’ accreditations.

    Onto the Page Limited are currently looking for a Bid Manager to join their team in Leeds where you will be responsible for managing a multi-client, concurrent bid workload to challenging deadlines.

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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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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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How Do You Measure the Success of Prewritten Content?

I’m a bid library content manager for a large print solutions organisation. We have a well established and regularly used content library to support bids for a variety of customers, from both the public and private sectors. As part of my role, I’m required to measure the success of the prewritten content. We’ve previously measured this using the quality scores received, however, as I don’t get involved in the bid management process, and therefore the quality of any tailored responses for the final submission, we’re exploring other ways of determining content effectiveness.

Do you have any suggestions or advice about how we can achieve this?

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How Should You Brand Your Proposal Documentation?

Should your proposals incorporate supplier branding, buyer branding, or both?  Our Deal Management Expert, Alison Gurd has been posed this question via our Ask the Expert forum and offers her guidance on the matter.

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