Services

Our Writers, Managers and Bid Directors can support you through the entire Bid Cycle or individual elements.

BBL personnel are located throughout the UK, Ireland, Mainland Europe and Worldwide for speed and efficiency of response, no matter how big or small your requirement.

Senior Sector Experts can be deployed whenever deep and proven technical knowledge would give your solution a strategic advantage.

Our Bid Coaching service will give you all the knowledge and confidence you need to ScaleUp and grow your business profitably.

 

Our On-Site and Remote Solutions

  • Bid Management
  • Bid Qualification, Assessment and Planning
  • Solution Mapping
  • PQQ completion
  • Strategy Development
  • Bid Writing/Editorial
  • Maturity Reviews
  • Training
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Secondment
  • Rapid Response
  • Get Bid Ready

 

Bid Qualification

Many organisations bid for every single opportunity and do not undertake an analysis of pros and cons and whether bidding is an effective use of resources. The advantage of focussing on opportunities where there is a better chance of success means that resources can be channelled on a reduced number of prime bids resulting in more comprehensive and better quality responses, tailored towards the client. David is an expert on qualifying bid opportunities, taking into account all variables including the likelihood of success, relationship with the client, together with company targets and priorities. The BidCompass tool by Bespoke Bids makes this exercise much easier and David integrates this within the overall process.

David Roberts, Adaptado Solutions

Peter Winsche

Client Director / BT

Having run a number of bids through BidCompass I am delighted with the focus it instils. Fully exploiting the “comments” feature throughout the process enables me to quickly and effectively produce an Action Plan to ensure I can enhance position. The range of management information BidCompass delivers really supports quick and effective Trend Analysis and Reporting.

 

 

Bid Management and Writing

Bespoke Bids’ Consultants are multi-skilled, and deeply experienced in all aspects of Bid Management and collateral creation, acting as an extension of your own teams and ensuring seamless proposal creation and presentation.

As sector-agnostic bidding experts, Bespoke Bids can work with you to identify and qualify opportunities, analyse documentation, strategise, author, and review, as well as offering overall management services to ensure that you produce a compelling and compliant response, within the required timeframes.

Additionally, we can work with your existing collateral to update and improve your responses – working in line with opportunity scoring and weighting criteria to maximise the marks achieved.

To support continuous improvement, we devise a collateral review and verification schedule tailored to your organisation, adding value long after an assignment ends.

Furthermore, we can offer Subject Matter Expertise across a wide range of industries.

Roisin Mallon Heads our Operations in Ireland

Neil Franklin

Owner and Managing Consultant / Minc

In my capacity as a Senior Subject Matter Expert and Volume Leader I worked with Bespoke Bids on a recent major bid for an international Train Operating Company. The attention to detail and compelling writing delivered to myself and the team ensured we submitted a first class proposal. Allied to this, and vitally important in the bidding environment, was the non-intrusive but considered and professional approach deployed.

International Bidding

Many of the Bids and Tenders that Bespoke Bids are engaged to support involve cross border and consortium issues. Our in-country teams ensure that local procurement and cultural issues are fully understood, respected and communicated.

Managing multi-country or international RFPs can be challenging, often requiring the collaboration and input of multiple stakeholders in different countries and locations. Whilst most international tender opportunities are conducted in English, the in-house teams dealing with them do not always have access to native English speakers or to professional bid managers with international bid experience.

Bespoke Bids can assist non-native English and mixed international teams, facing significant RFP processes in the English language, to coordinate the bid process across matrix teams, and produce quality response documents with high standard content in line with the strategy and requirements to win the bid.’

Bespoke Bids also has translation experts within the team should this service be required.

Fiona Quiroli Heads our Operations in mainland Europe

Chris Robson

Rail Technical Account Manager / Houghton International

Bespoke Bids assisted Houghton International in making an important business decision based on facts, not opinions. I would have no hesitation in contacting Bespoke Bids again or recommending them to Houghton International customers and suppliers.

Bid Reviews

With a team of experienced Bid Managers and Senior Sector Experts Bespoke Bids is ideally equipped to provide a Bid Review service that will tangibly enhance your submission. Ideally deployed prior to a Red Review we look at your Bid from the Customer’s viewpoint. We ensure your Win Themes are evident throughout, that all the questions posed are fully answered and the Benefits and Unique Selling Points of your submission are fully communicated. Furthermore we ensure your draft is error free, consistent and a compelling selling document rather than a technical report.

Christy Costelloe is our Senior Sector Expert in Air Traffic Management

Ragnvald Johan Stensland

/ Indra Sistemas

BBL has the required background to advise on how to focus your proposal and ensure the client finds it navigable, easy and enjoyable to read… provided highly valuable inputs to the form and content of our important international ATM proposal which clearly transformed it from “good” to “great”.

Funding Bidding

Do you have a product, service or technology that might be of interest to Government? Or do you have an innovative idea that could be developed to support the achievement of National or International Policies or Objectives? Globally, Development Banks, Governments and other Agencies offer a vast array of funding opportunities. But engaging successfully with them can be daunting and time-consuming, especially for SMEs. At Bespoke Bids, we have considerable experience of working with these bodies giving us the insight, knowledge and contacts to facilitate your involvement and support your responses to Calls For Proposals.

Graham Arnold Heads our Operations in Midlands UK

 

Coaching

Our coaching services cover businesses that are new to competitive Tendering and those with existing Bid systems and processes in place that are under-performing. Delivered to your Leaders on a 1-2-1 or team basis. This will reveal where weaknesses and obstacles exist within your business that prevent you from winning potentially lucrative contracts. Appropriate measures will be designed with you that, when implemented, will enhance your success rate paving the way to profitable growth and scale-up opportunities.