EFFECTIVE TENDER WRITING – PUBLIC & PRIVATE CONTRACTS
Formal procurement and tenders are big business. This is not only within the public sector but we are seeing more and more large private sector organisations taking this formal route to ‘buying in’ goods, services and works. But tendering for this business can be time consuming, competitive and often frustrating.
At Thornton & Lowe we use proven processes to support businesses through this and ensure we maximise their success at every stage, whether it be PQQ (pre-qualification questionnaire), ITT (invitation to tender) or interview our team of tender writing experts can help. We also find whilst many clients have the required expertise they do not have the time. Tenders are always time critical/ deadline driven and we have the capacity to support you. This could be a Technical Writer, Bid Coordinator, Bid /Tender Writer or Bid Manager – or let Thornton & Lowe become your entire Bid Team.
We are based in Bolton, Greater Manchester and work closely with many businesses from Manchester, Lancashire & North West area. We are equally effective working with companies all over the U.K. We are currently supporting clients in London, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Glasgow, North Wales and Birmingham – as well as our North West base.
This enables public sector purchasers to identify the most suitable suppliers to invite to tender for contracts. It is way of shortlisting and examines core business information, finances, insurance, accreditations, experience and capacity.
This is a document inviting potential suppliers to tender for a contract. Depending on whether they have used a PQQ or not, it would include a pricing section (for your quote) and a quality section, which tends to be how a supplier would approach their requirement (method statement).