Tender Review & Analysis

We can help improve your draft tender with a tender review & analysis

When you just can’t see the wood for the trees

If you have been spending time and effort and burning the  midnight oil on writing your own tender, but would still like professional input to ensure a high quality polished finish, then our Tender Review and Analysis service is the one for you.

We proof read and review the draft tender that you have written and provide constructive feedback and suggestions on how your response can be improved. First of all we ask to see all documentation surrounding the tender so we can gain an understanding of the specification and the nature of the tender you are bidding for. We then work through the responses and seek to ensure:

 

 

•    a good use of English
•    that each response answers and responds to the question raised by the buyer
•    that the terminology used is not too technical and would not alienate members of the evaluation panel
•    the layout and presentation is pleasing to the eye – have images and screenshots been used appropriately?

The best way to explain the difference this service can make to your tender, is to show the examples below:

How would you ensure the safety of Authority members of staff whilst carrying out work at the premises?

 

In this example, you can see a sample question which is typical of those found in many tenders. A question like this may be used when the buyer wants to understand more about how you manage Health & Safety.  The black text in the first box is indicative of the kind of response that many businesses put into their tender returns. Whilst this seems a positive response, it lacks evidence and detail. This example is provided to give you an indication of the difference we can make to your responses. You can see that there is greater detail in the second box, which fully responds to the question raised. To see the full example, please click on the link below.

Supply Chain: Provide detail on how you select suppliers and subcontractors

 

In this example, you can see a sample question which is typical of those found in many tenders. A question like this may be used when the buyer wants to understand more about how you manage your supply chain.  The black text in the first box is indicative of the kind of response that many businesses put into their tender returns. Whilst this seems a positive response, it lacks evidence and detail. This example is provided to give you an indication of the difference we can make to your responses. You can see that there is greater detail in the second box, which fully responds to the question raised. To see the full example, please click on the link below.

Social Value: Provide detail on how you deliver Social Value in your contracts

In this example, you can see a sample question which is typical of those found in many tenders. A question like this may be used when the buyer wants to understand how you deliver and manage Social Value, in accordance with the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.  The black text in the first box is indicative of the kind of response that many businesses put into their tender returns. Whilst this seems a positive response, it lacks evidence and detail. This example is provided to give you an indication of the difference we can make to your responses. You can see that there is greater detail in the second box, which fully responds to the question raised. To see the full example, please click on the link below.

We offer complementary support after submission to assist with the next stages. You will find that some tender processes have a presentation, or site visit after the ITT stage. We will provide you with advice on how to prepare for these important final stages of the process. Additionally, after contract award we will happily guide you through obtaining detailed feedback on your submission from the buyer and the ‘right way’ to word emails and correspondence to them. This is a very important and often underutilised area of public sector tendering that can really help inform future tender submissions.

Tender Review & Analysis - Example Responses

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Tender Review & Analysis - Summary of Service

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