12 Top Tendering Tips for a Successful Tender

I was asked to contribute my top tendering tips for BT’s Upload magazine on an article entitled Winning the Big Contracts.

12 Top Tendering Tips for a Successful Tender

Use These Top Tendering Tips to Win Bids

Firstly, there are my 7 tips from the article. BT asked for some quick, simple and important bits of advice. It’s followed by 5 more detailed tendering tips to help you with winning tenders.

1. Be selective

Only go for the tenders you’re likely to win. Tendering is time-consuming. It’s better to spend time searching for ‘best fits’ than waste time tendering for contracts you’ll never win.

2. Be prepared

Spend time standardising all your policies – health and safety, quality, insurances, accounts, etc. And have them all available electronically.

3. Choose a team

Tendering is not a one-man job. Involve key players, administrators and management personnel, and consider using external ‘resources’, including consultants.

4. Assess their needs

Think about the buyer and their needs. That’s the key to a winning pitch!