Transport Tenders

Investment in the transport network and the growing importance of logistics are providing a wealth of tender and contract opportunities.This lucrative industry is not limited to private businesses, as many local councils provide a wealth of public sector contracts.

As this growing industry covers a range of services across the UK, and beyond, tender opportunities are frequent but relatively broad. It's important to search and identify the most relevant tender for your business. 

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Transport tenders can typically include;

Tenders come in a variety of sizes for the transport sector with a diversity of services, works and products that suppliers can offer, providing innovative solutions to transform this industry. Some examples include;

  • Conversion Service for Protected Personnel Carrier
  • Education Transport, Vehicles and Ancillary Transport Services
  • Home to School Transport
  • Mini-bus and Coach Hire Service
  • Passenger Transport Services
  • Private Hire, Taxi and Attendant Services
  • Special Educational Needs Transport
  • Specialist Vehicles
  • Spot Hire
  • Supply & Delivery of Light Commercial Vehicles
  • Transport Services for Adult Passengers

How to win transport tenders

With a remit spanning several key areas, it can sometimes be complicated to understand the specific requirements of each individual bid. As with all tenders, councils are usually looking to see suppliers going above and beyond the requirement and what value for money they can get due to cuts in spending.

Innovation is also key across the transport industry, with increasing pressure to be more environmentally friendly, this should be a key consideration for any tender. Understanding and researching your competitors and the wider market becomes an important element of this, as gaining a competitive advantage will naturally put you ahead of the rest.

Why use Thornton & Lowe 

With a win rate of over 75% across transport and highways tenders, you can be confident that our team of experts will help you to find and develop your winning bid. 

The ability to write a competitive and strong tender submission requires preparation, planning and time. Thornton & Lowe’s bid services, expertise, support and advice assists our clients to bid for and win both public and private sector contracts.

Our in-house, dedicated bid writing and management team will support you to ensure your bid is high quality, tailored to the buyer’s requirements and is memorable for the right reasons.

Where to find transport tenders?

With numerous tender opportunities available it can be difficult to navigate the tender process from finding suitable tenders through to developing the winning bid. 

Using our Tender Pipeline software, below, you can search for LIVE transport tenders. Our tool allows you to define your search further to suit the desired contract opportunity that fits with your business services. Also, sign up today to receive notifications of relevant contracts tailored to you.

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What our customers say...

Thornton & Lowe have been supporting us for over a decade and have completed over 30 PQQ's and ITT's for us, with an excellent success rate including with Northampton Council, Milton Keynes Council, Dorset Council and the London Borough of Southwark. They have helped develop our policies and processes and provide a valuable service, including face-to-face meetings. They have provided a high level of proactive, personable and focused bid & tender support. They have provided us access to their bespoke Tender Library software, giving us a bid continuity tool that also means our team work efficiently. We would certainly recommend their bid writing and bid management services.

Peter Moxom, Director, London Hire Ltd

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