Tender & Bid Management Service – How We Work

Tender & Bid Management Service

How do we work?

We use proven bid processes to increase chances of success when tendering for contracts.

Once a client has decided to proceed with a tender Thornton & Lowe will provide the following:

  • Acceptance that the tender can be completed and submitted on time
  • Timescales and deadlines (Project Plan)
  • Full assessment of all tender documentation highlighting clarification questions and any further information and technical input required from the client
  • Full bid writing and bid management service ensuring all questions are answered; all supporting evidence is in place, key company messages, USPs and win themes are clearly apparent and that the document is designed to ensure it stands out.

Depending on the project we can supply a full bid team to work from your offices. For example, most recently we supported a significant joint infrastructure bid with two national clients, which as well as us providing quality assurance, design and formatting from our head office in Bolton the project team included:

  • Bid Director
  • Bid Coordinator
  • Bid Writer x 2.

In total our bid experts were onsite for five weeks and the project was completed on time and we have already been informed of the extreme satisfaction from the client.

This compared to a more basic PQQ for a client, which could be completed in anything from one day and would be completed by one of our experienced bid writers in conjunction with the client but largely from our office. This would then be reviewed by our bid manager, an experienced bid consultant, and by one of bid directors ensuring our tendering expertise is included in all bids we manage.

We benchmark performance so it can be broken down by tender stage, location, value, service description, ranking and feedback. This is essential to ensure continuous improvement. We build this into our in-house unique and creative software Tender Library.

Who would we work with in your company?

Typically, we either work with teams of tender writers to improve performance (PQQ, ITT, Interview success) and look to manage the workload more efficiently, or support Sales Directors, Managing Directors who may work with a PA/Admin Team to complete the documents but may find the workload overwhelming and do not have the success they thought they would.  This is especially the case when carrying out a high number of mini-competitions from a framework, previously awarded.

Why use us?

As one of the leading bid management and tender writing specialists in the UK completing over 400 bids per annum Thornton & Lowe has the experience, expertise and capacity to really help.

To see an overview of the bid team and their experience click here. If you are looking for a specific skill set of experience from your bid writer or bid team then contact us and we can provide more detail on request.

We provide quotes prior to carrying out work based on the maximum number of expected hours.  Where the number of hours exceeds our quote we do not charge extra.   In the event that less time is spent on the work than quoted, we only invoice for the actual hours worked.

We tailor the service to every customer so for example if you have a ‘tender/bid team’ in place then we can work more on training, building up an effective tender library and providing an audit service. If you don’t, then we can actually write the whole tender document (apart from the prices) for you.

To find out some of our differentiating factors click here.

Contact us now to increase your success when tendering for public or private contracts, PQQ’s, ITT’s – Call us now – 01204 238046

We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Us

  • 01204 238046 (Bolton office)
  • 01334 208312 (Scotland office)
  • 0191 580 0636 (Sunderland office)
  • 0121 285 9895 (Birmingham office)
  • 0203 4752647 (London office)

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Contact Info

  • 40 Higher Bridge Street Bolton BL1 2HA
  • 6 Lady Wynd Cupar, Fife Scotland KY15 4DE
  • The Jewellery Business Centre 95 Spencer Street Birmingham B18 6DA
  • North Sands Business Centre Liberty Way, Sunderland Tyne and Wear SR6 0QA

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