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  • Senior Proposal Manager (12 Month FTC)

    • London
    • Up to £50,000
    • Fixed-Term

    Our client, a major real estate firm in London is seeking a Senior Proposal Manager to join their team on a 12 month fixed term contract. This is a highly networked role that requires candidates with a strong background of managing bids within real estate.

  • Bid Production Specialist (10 Month FTC)

    • Farnborough
    • £30,000 Pro Rata
    • Fixed-Term

    Our client, a leading Corporate Travel Management company is seeking a Bid Production Specialist to join them on a 10 Month FTC to cover maternity.

  • Bid Manager (12 month FTC)

    • Uxbridge
    • Up to £45,000
    • Permanent

    Our client, a leading provider of parking solutions are recruiting for a Bid Manager to join their well-established team based in Uxbridge.

  • Senior Bid Writer

    • London
    • £60,000
    • Permanent

    Our client, a leading ethical debt and enforcement management organisation based in London are seeking a Senior Bid Writer. The Senior Bid Writer will be responsible for producing compliant, compelling, competitive and successful PQQ and bid submissions.

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Corporate travel bids versus other sectors?

Hi Emma, it’s great to see corporate travel being discussed by the bid & proposal sector.

Business travel and associated expenses are often the second or third largest controllable expense for many companies (behind salaries and IT expenditure), so I know competition for corporate accounts can be fierce. How does bidding for corporate travel management compare to other industry sectors?

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Measuring Bid Team Success

Hi Jon, as we set our objectives for 2018, I am pondering how best to measure bid team success over the course of the coming year, and I wondered whether you might have any thoughts on this? It’s all very well looking at win rates, however these can only be as good as the pre-preparation that goes into each bid (i.e. capture planning) and the bid/no-bid decisions made at executive level. Where capture planning is not entrenched as standard company procedure, and where bid opportunity qualification is not as rigorous as it could be in weeding out unwinnable opportunities, is it fair to measure a bid team’s effectiveness in terms of their win rates – and if not, what other measures are appropriate?

I’ve already had some interesting feedback from other industry experts but this is the first time I’m sharing my question here on the Bid Hub; look forward to hearing back!

Many thanks


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Calculating the Internal Cost of Bidding?

Hi Pete,

I am trying to calculate what the internal cost of pitching is at my firm to help drive usage of pitch qualification and behaviour changes with our internal customers.

Do you have any suggestions or tips into how best to approach this please.

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Bid presentation preparation and delivery

Hi Holger

I am interested in your particular combined back ground of bid writing and mentoring/coaching.

Making a presentation to Clients and preparing for likely questions is usually the critical final deal clincher on major contracts.  Using your unique combined skill set, could you give the top 5 points that a company should take in account when preparing for such an event. I’d also be particularly interested in your views on the most appropriate team and discipline selection to represent a company at such an event.

many thanks,

Chris Shaw


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