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How to win construction tenders

Construction tenders come in all sizes, covering a wide range of disciplines, for both the public and private sector. However, identifying and securing construction tenders can prove difficult for many small and large businesses with a demand on resource and time to gain advantage of securing such contracts. We've helped both Tier 1 contractors and local contractors find the right opportunity, then plan and develop a winning construction tender.

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How to win construction tenders

In our experience we have generally found the following helps to secure construction contracts:

  • Social Value and in particular community benefits (the idea of giving something back)

  • Innovation and integration of technology in building, such as Building Information Management (BIM)

  • Cost and value engineering

  • Health & Safety as priority

  • Innovative ways to manage sub-contractors

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Construction tenders cover

Minor Works
Major Works
Construction tenders cover
Repairs & Maintenance
Design & Build

Challenges to overcome when bidding for construction tenders

One of the biggest challenges we have found most clients face is identifying the most suitable opportunity for the businesses services. Then, most struggle to showcase the skills and capabilities specifically for the works involved. With a broad range of construction tenders available it can be difficult to keep track of those that suit your business and provide the best success rate.

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Why use Thornton and Lowe for construction tenders
Where to find construction tenders?

Our success rate is over 70% for construction tenders which can be challenging within a heavily competitive market and as profit margins are increasingly tight. We can assist you to increase the volume of tenders you apply for and improve your success rate by providing new insights from other sectors, challenging your existing content.

For smaller construction companies, our experience working with some of the UK’s larger Tier 1 contractors allows us to pass on our knowledge of best practice.

Using our Tender Pipeline software, below, you can search for LIVE construction tenders. Also, sign up today to receive notifications of construction tenders tailored to you.

There's a high amount of both large and small construction contracts available. These include minor and major works across the UK, covering a wide range of sectors, in terms of frameworks and projects.

Some large, well-known frameworks for example are; Crown Commercial Services (CCS), Regional bodies such as North West Construction Hub, Scape and Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO).

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