Furniture manufacturing and supply in the UK is worth in excess of £7.4 billion. Over the years Thornton & Lowe has supported clients to win key furniture contracts across this industry ranging from Local Authorities, Housing Associations, NHS, large private corporations, and most of the largest frameworks across the Country.
We can help you to find, develop and win lucrative furniture tender opportunities.
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What does a furniture tender cover?
With works across a wide range of sectors, furniture tenders can typically cover;
- Kitchen furniture and equipment
- Residential Furniture Framework
- Furniture furnishings, domestic appliances
- Soft Furnishings Framework
- Delivery and Installation of Furniture and Associated Services
- Furniture Supply Frameworks
- Ward and Residential Furniture
- School Furniture
How to win furniture tenders
The use of generic content or solutions which aren’t shown to be well thought through will not be well received. It's important to demonstrate to the buyer that you understand and have accounted for their bespoke requirements or site-specific challenges – crucial when you may have been offered a site visit.
Maintaining pace with technological advancements and innovative solutions is a good way to stand out from your competitors, consider what research and development you have done or could be doing to keep one step ahead.
Another way to differentiate yourselves is by making links between the value and pricing. All too often, these elements are missed but if you have secured an excellent deal for parts, materials or items of furniture, this may be a crucial way to show added value in the quality submission.
Why use Thornton & Lowe
We had a 100% success rate for furniture tenders in 2019, providing support at all stages of the tender process. We can also help to challenge your solutions by researching your customer, competitors, and detailed analysis of the specifications.
Writing bids across all sectors, we can also provide best practice suggestions for content relating to health and safety, implementation and contract management going above your industry standards; and providing graphic design where needed.
We help you to stand out from competitors, we will work with you to develop clear “win themes” (selling points) which are consistent throughout the bid. In particular, these can include highlighting the long term cost savings a buyer may be able to achieve with you.
Where to find furniture tenders?
Popular furniture framework contracts include CCS, ESPO, NHS, YPO and local council contracts, but how do you know about them?
Well, with the use of our Tender Pipeline software, below, you can search for ALL LIVE furniture tender opportunities. You can also receive notifications of new opportunities tailored to your needs.
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