Constant advances in technology make the IT industry one of the most exciting sectors to be involved with. As the economy recovers, upgrading software and equipment can now be considered by SMEs that previously would have avoided big outgoings due to the economic climate.
This highly innovative industry brings an estimated £58 million to the UK per annum. The opportunities for contracts span across the private and public sector. As we become more and more reliant on technology, there is a higher demand for development and this has led to a stream of contracts being made available.
Cloud computing, data storage and the mobile platform market are just three current channels that are seeing success. Yet with technology constantly developing, who knows what’s around the corner? Thornton & Lowe has seven years’ experience in managing bids to help you crack into this lucrative industry.
What services do we offer?
You can work with us on an ad hoc basis or create a fixed-term contract.
Fixed contract – A fixed contract lets you take advantage of our ‘banking’ system. You can designate a certain amount of time each month for us to work on your bids.
Interim bid services – We always try to be as flexible as possible for our clients and if you don’t have any contracts lined up at the moment, you can contact us on an ad hoc basis further down the line.
We appreciate the fact that our clients have unique needs and we will help you find a plan that is right for you.
Bid design services
Regardless of your company reputation, your bid needs to be flawless. There is no room for error and with a lot of people working on one document, accidents can happen. One common issue is a lack of a uniform writing style throughout the document, but our keen-eyed, expert team will resolve any issues within your bid. We can proofread your documents, make sure it flows and is free from spelling and grammar mistakes.
Support for your company
We’ve developed our own bid management system. The Thornton & Lowe Tender Library is an essential tool for monitoring your progress. It has been a great success for both us and our clients. The software can be customised to fit the needs of your company so that you can keep track of your bid every step of the way.
We can also provide support for your internal team. If you’re not confident in you bid team’s abilities we can provide reports on their progress. We call this the ‘critical friend’ approach. By working alongside your team in this way, we can train them without taking them away from the workplace.
If you’re still struggling to pull your team together, we can provide a list of talented candidates to join your company. The recruitment process can be costly in any industry, so let us take the burden off you by interviewing clients and putting them through their paces.
If you’re interested in tendering for a contract in IT, contact Thornton & Lowe today.