Thornton & Lowe, one of the UK’s premier bid-management firms, celebrated double tender success in Scotland recently, supporting two major clients on to national framework agreements with Scotland Excel.

MKM, one of the UK’s largest independent building merchants and Asbestos removal specialists, Clarke’s Environmental, secured places on different frameworks respectively, in their first foray into Scotland’s public-sector tendering arena. Both will provide their services for all 32 Scottish regional authorities.

Hull-based MKM, has 42 branches located across the UK, with three in Central Scotland. This latest framework success opens the door for them to provide various building supplies for the whole of Scotland, including, timber, roofing and other building materials. Out of the seven lots they tendered for, they were awarded a place on six.

For North Yorkshire’s Clarke’s Environmental, this landmark win will give the business the opportunity to provide remedial asbestos removal services across the whole of Scotland.

A place on frameworks of this size highlight the experience and tenacity of our team of tender professionals. From our Directors through to our bid writers, the team worked closely with both clients to guide them through the complete bid-management process. Providing strategic guidance and professional bid management and writing was at the forefront of this success.

These extremely detailed Invitation to Tender (ITT) submissions are highly detailed, and evidenced heavily with business collateral, policies and procedures, to support the client’s approach to areas such as quality, capacity, sustainability of resources and the environment. These are then underpinned by their competitive market pricing.

Thornton & Lowe works with a wide range of clients from SMEs through to blue-chip companies across the UK. guiding them through each stage of writing tenders, delivering training, business development and corporate strategy. If your business is looking to enter the world of public-sector procurement or you need your success rate increased, please contact one of our offices across the UK for further information – Greater Manchester: 01204 920 119, Central Scotland: 01334 208 312, Midlands: 0121 523 1051 or email:

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