Thursday, October 29, 2015

'Love Me Tender' - 5 Tips for Getting Tender Ready

Whether you are a non-profit organisation or a profit making business, one way to expand your reach and grow your business is to look for opportunities to tender. Tendering is the process by which bids are invited from interested contractors to carry out specific packages of work.  Local councils or even other organisations will often look for suppliers in this way, so understanding the process and getting tender ready can be a valuable tool to have under your belt.

Are you Tender Ready: Checklist
  • Develop a strategic plan for your organisation so when you are looking at tender opportunities you can ensure the service to be delivered fits the aims and objectives of your organisation.

  • Read the tender documentation careful and ensure that you can meet the quality standards required for the contract prior to tendering.

  • Carry out a risk assessment of the financial, operational and personnel issues related to the potential contract. 

  • Use the financial information you have to help you to work out the costs of delivering the contract. 

  • Ensure you have an equal opportunities policy in place (including details of compliance with race relations Act, Disability Discrimination Act, Sex Discrimination Act)

If you are looking to put together a tender for a piece of work, The Women's Organisation's business advice team can help you to put your proposal together.  Experts in tendering and bid writing we can help you to ensure you have everything required to give you the best chance of securing future contracts. Contact us today to arrange an appointment and receive a personalised quote for the support you require.  Our team can be contacted on 0151 706 8111 or 

By Business Growth Adviser Huda Mamoun

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