Bid Solutions is the leading recruitment consultancy for bid and proposal professionals. As the pioneers of bid recruitment, we offer permanent and contract solutions and are experts at connecting winners. Typical roles recruited include bid writers, bid managers, proposal managers, pitch specialists, submissions managers and all work winning related roles.
We have successfully recruited more bid and proposal professionals than any other business.
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Bid Writer 12 Month FTC
- Homeworking & Manchester
- Up to £32,000
Our client, a major healthcare provider, are seeking a Bid Writer to join their team on a 12 month maternity cover contract. The team are based in Manchester, however there is potential for extensive home working.
- Up to £40,000
Our client, an international law firm, is seeking a Pitch Executive to join their London team. The role will be highly involved in the bidding process and will require engagement with senior stakeholders in the business.
Senior Bid Writer x 2
- Up to £37,000
Our Client, are seeking two senior bid writers to join our growing Bid Team who will play a key role in the continuing growth of the Company. The role is for experienced bid writers with strong writing skills who wish to develop into managing bids.
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Over 8,000 registered bid and proposal professionals in the UK
We place more permanent bid and proposal professionals than any other business
More than £10 billion in new business has been secured with our help
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Having rapid access to a flexible bid and proposal workforce can often make the difference between winning and losing.Find out more
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Bid & Proposal Writing
Our Bid Writers will add significant value by leading storyboarding sessions, developing win themes and articulating value propositions.Find out more
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Clients Who Win More Often
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.
Head of Bid Management, Virgin Media
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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.
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?
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
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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