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Commercial Bid Manager (Wirral)
- up to £45,000
A leading provider of HR systems and technology is seeking a Commercial Bid Manager to join their busy team. This is an ideal role for a commercially minded bid professional looking for a new challenge.
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.
Senior Bid Writer (Homebased)
Our client, a well-established healthcare organisation, is seeking two senior bid writers (one permanent, one maternity cover) to join their growing bid team. These roles are for experienced bid writers with strong writing skills who wish to develop into managing bids.
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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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