In 2016 the UK Public Sector purchased goods and services to the value of £760 billion – all of it procured by tender. The number of officially published tenders was c.17,000, excluding those without a published value.
The tender process is designed to promote fairness, transparency and efficiency in the procurement of goods and services. It is used in both the private and public sectors, with the latter being tightly governed by regulation.
With all the uncertainty over Brexit in the air we can do well to ‘think more local’ by making the most of our real-world business connections — people we actually know and trust – to work together and help each other to maximise opportunities.
Are you generally happy to complete your own tenders but could benefit from a third party helping with research for tender opportunities, identifying which tenders you would have the best chance of winning?
Our team of bid writers love writing tenders but when they are not doing so, they like looking for tenders that match a client’s profile, knowing that if they were writing the tender we’d have a 75% or better chance of winning.
Why should recruitment agencies consider growing their businesses through tendering?
Sometimes it’s the only way you’ll be able to do business with public sector organisations: they must be seen to be utterly fair so the process has to be transparent and bids are measured carefully against the published scoring. However, the tender process can be challenging and it’s not for the faint-hearted.