Bidding Quarterly

Bidding Quarterly is an award winning publication that provides the global bid and proposal profession with impartial advice, shared experiences, market trends and best practice. The panel of independent experts and guest writers that contribute to BQ generously volunteer their time and are passionate about developing the skills and knowledge of all those who work in our profession.


Issue 9 - Necessity Is The Mother of Invention

BQ9 is jam-packed with inspirational stories of tackling adversity head-on and thriving beyond it. Nigel Hudson, no stranger to adversity himself, kindly agreed to act as editor-in-chief for BQ9 and what a fantastic job he’s done.

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Issue 8 - Catch Me If You Can

Capture Management is without question in vogue. It may have been enshrined in your sales process for years, or perhaps you are new to the concept and considering its merits? Either way, it’s a pretty certain bet that one of your competitors is investing heavily in it right now.

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Issue 7 - Freelancing. Finally the Facts

There are now over 1,000 bid and proposal contractors, consultants and freelancers delivering services in the UK. Having passed this milestone, it felt like an appropriate time to dig beneath the surface and find out exactly what life is like for those that made the transition – mostly from permanent employment.

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Issue 6 - Pursue Your Passion

Whilst canvassing ideas for Issue 6, we were overwhelmed by the energy and passion our experts showed for a variety of different subjects. Rather than stifle this, we decided to remove the shackles and let our experts run free. The only request? Write about something you are truly passionate about right now in the bid and proposal profession.

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Issue 5 - Evolving the Profession in 2019

At the time of writing, 2019 has significant uncertainty surrounding it. Thankfully, our experts are adept at dealing with such ambiguity and have provided a fantastic set of articles in Issue 5 of Bidding Quarterly, full of great ideas and suggestions to evolve our profession in 2019.

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Issue 4 - The Hidden Costs of Bidding

With more than 1 in 4 people now expected to be impacted by mental health problems, there has never been a more important time to prioritise your own well-being. I really hope you enjoy this edition of BQ and can take some useful learnings from it to manage your own personal well-being. If you have any specific questions, our experts can be reached via our homepage.

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Issue 3 - Putting yourself first in 2018

Putting ourselves first is generally a difficult and often unnatural thing to do. We all claim to be ‘team-players’ on our CVs and are regularly reminded by the corporate and sport worlds that there is no ‘I’ in ‘Team’. So how then are we supposed to flip this paradigm on its head and justify finding the ‘me’ in ‘Team’? Thankfully, help is at hand. Issue 3 of Bidding Quarterly and our panel of experts tackle this subject head on, in our biggest and most comprehensive edition yet. If you are eager to develop yourself and stand out from the crowd in 2018, we have 12 thought-provoking articles that are brimming with ideas, tips and actionable plans that can get you started today.

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Issue 2 - Bid Utopia

Utopia can be interpreted in many different ways. A utopian ‘bid society’ might be one where everyone is happy and its systems and processes run perfectly to deliver the perfect solution.

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Issue 1 - Hope is not a strategy

Tales, insight and opinion from Bid Industry Experts.

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