What is Professional Bid Writing?
Winning work or funds can often be the lifeblood of a business or charity, ensuring that they have the chance to survive and prosper.
Professional bid writers prepare documents and pitches for clients to help them win contracts that have been put out for tender, or craft applications for charities, non-profits and other organisations to help them secure additional funding. Bid writers may also implement or overhaul a systemic bid creation approach within specific companies.
As a minimum, professional bid writers will prepare technical bid documents and pitches, research opportunities, liaise with clients to understand their needs, goals and values, and produce persuasive, effective bids intended to win more work for the clients.
The very best bid writing services also treat each business as an entirely unique entity. Personalisation of the bid — so that the individual expertise and approach of the business is highlighted to stand out from the competition — is key to winning work.
Why Are Professional Bid Writing Services Valuable?
They Make Use of Experts with Proven Results:
Bid writing professionals have experience in the key parts of the bid winning process. They can help optimise your bids to match and exceed the required criteria. They can phrase pitches and structure documentation into an effective, professional, and persuasive final package.
They Save Time and Resources:
Professional bid writers have a wealth of experience that they can use to achieve results. For clients, their time and resources that would otherwise need to be spent researching opportunities, pursuing new leads, meeting bid criteria, and preparing essential documents, can instead be saved by delegating these jobs to experts, who know how to complete each task to a high standard.
They Offer Sustainable Approaches to Securing Work and Funds:
Professional bid and tender support writers can also implement a bid creation process in your business, or optimise your existing approach. This means that as your business continues to grow, the bid process is always running in the background — maximising opportunities, approaching clients effectively, and continuing to successfully bid on contracts.
All these factors, and more, mean that professional bid writers can help you win more work!
How Bids May Differ, and How Bid Writers Can Help Companies Adapt
One of the reasons businesses are so keen to hire professional bid writers, is because of how widely the requirements for individual bids can differ, depending on the terms of the contract being bid on, the industry or sector of the organisation inviting the bids, the amount of money involved, and whether the bid is a pitch for work, or an attempt to secure additional funding.
Bids can even vary in their style and tone. Some bids will require a more creative approach, while it is imperative for others to meet certain criteria and parameters.
For example, flourishing creative industries such as online streaming platforms, video on demand services and premium graphic design have all become lucrative sectors of their own, and bids for work in these industries may demand a novel approach or a more visual, eye-catching style, alongside the tried and tested bid fundamentals of understanding the client’s brand, audience demographic and company values.
In the utilities sector, however, the bid writing process may be more technical and specialised, while the construction sector may have very specific resources, technicalities, regulations or budget constraints.
In science, healthcare and technology industries, the approach can be creative, technical, or a combination of both. In these sectors, it is especially common to use bid writing to secure funds and grants.
Charities and other non-profit organisations also make regular use of professional bid writers. It is especially important for charities to have a diverse range of incomes – donations are vital, but so is access to the grants and funding which support their work.
Whatever the nature of their business, professional bid writing services can help clients to identify the most appropriate and effective approach to take when making a bid.
All over the world and across a range of industries, bid writing services have helped their clients to secure contracts, funding, and billions of revenues in additional work.
Charities have managed to continue their great work due to successful professional bids for funding, while every day businesses win contracts that are crucial to their survival and growth.
Even one-off projects such as local events and campaigns have found the financial support they needed with the help of a professional bid writer.
Here at Bid & Tender Support, we are highly experienced in a range of industries and sectors. Our work is as varied as our clients, and we treat every single job as a unique, individual project.
For example, we recently provided a full end-to-end service support for an Event Management and Video Production client.
As the business provided creative, high quality video content and coverage for events, it was necessary for them to travel frequently. As a result, not enough time or resources could be used effectively to research opportunities, complete tenders and documentation, and win more lucrative work.
That’s where we came in.
We identified key opportunities through our Search Service, prepared effective and persuasive documents, and collaborated with their team to share documents, complete processes and secure more work.
As a result, the client saved time and resources by outsourcing to us and was able to take advantage of several great opportunities.
Another client of ours was a successful cleaning company determined to re-secure their most lucrative regular contracts. We were able to help them achieve this with effective documentation and presentations that distinguished them from the competition.
We also identified several additional opportunities for them across the area in which they operated and created a library of template tender documents so that the process can continue to run smoothly in the future.
Now, their documents will not need to be created from scratch time and time again, meaning that the business can instead dedicate extra resources back into providing an excellent service.
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We are an experienced team of professional bid writers who have produced remarkable results for clients of all sizes, across a range of industries.
Allowing our professionals to manage every aspect of your bid process can dramatically improve your results; for example, we have secured over £1 billion in additional work for our clients over the past 10 years and are keen to increase this total!