As a business we have been providing Bid Writing Services since 2009. We strongly believe our role is not simply to 'write' or to respond to tenders but to support our clients to win contracts.

At Thornton and Lowe we are proud to have a wealth of experience working in all the main industry sectors from Construction right through to Office Furniture. Our strong team of tender writers work closely with you throughout the tender process to ensure you stand out from your competitors and have the edge in the bidding process.

If you would like to hear more about the sectors we serve, simply click on the links below to access a wealth of information on how we can help you successfully bid for contracts in your sector.

Bid Review Service

If a business has completed a draft and is looking for an expert external view point we will often provide a bid review service for our clients. This can take many forms including:

  • Review and comment: this is a lighter touch review where we look at compliance, response structure, unique selling points and added value. We review the draft documents and provide comments and guidance on how our clients can improve their proposal or tender response
  • Review and improve: this requires more time as when we take the draft we then manage the bid to completion. We collect further information, re-write and develop.
  • Strategy, review and improve: this is the same as the ‘review and improve’ above but with the addition of our involvement at the start of the process. We agree with you the storyboard, structures and win themes of the bid prior to the development of the draft. This means when we get sent the draft (which will be closer to the deadline) there should be less development work required as we are working from agreed starting point.

Bid Library

Many of our clients ask to us develop or redevelop their core bid library of information and collateral. As part of our gap analysis we will assess your previous bids and their requirements, along with our best practice sections to ensure when a contract is advertised you spend time tailoring your information and adding value rather than having to find it. This covers everything from Executive Summaries to Case Studies and CVs, as well as all your frequently asked PQQ and tender questions and answers.

It allows our clients to quickly work from a stronger and up to date set of information which is tailored and developed for their business requirements.

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I would like to thank Thornton & Lowe for their support over the last 6 months. As a Company we have worked with them over the last few years, however more recently i have been working Directly with the writers and they have made the process more manageable.

We work in a challenging industry where attention to detail and interpretation is vital. Thornton & Lowe have managed to capture this across varying projects for Councils, Private organisation and Charities.

Our latest piece of work is one of our largest and most complex to date and Stefan work continuously in ensuring we fully meet the criteria of all the questions, and wasn't afraid to challenge what we had provided to ensure the piece of work was of a high quality.

Again thank you very much and we look forward to working with you on the next project.

— Alix Ripley Business Development Executive Newcross Healthcare solutions
I would like to take the time thank you and your team for all the support with the Tender Bid. You have some very talented people working for you and they are a credit to your business.
— Martin Tweddle, General Manager, DSD Construction

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