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.
Winning Tenders has helped the following recruitment agencies to win sizeable public sector contracts:
NHS National Clinical Staffing Framework
In March 2016 new agency Axamo Recruitment contacted Winning Tenders for assistance in bidding for the new NHS National Clinical Staffing Framework. Winning Tenders also helped Axamo with the essential audit criteria and tackling the complex pricing structure required.
The bid was submitted in April 2016. In August 2016 it was announced that Axamo had been awarded a place on Lot 2 of the National Clinical Staffing Framework, meaning that Axamo could now supply permanent staff to clinical positions in the NHS. Axamo Business Development Manager Marcin Spychala said “We are delighted to have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework. Thank you very much for your help and efforts!”.
Crown Commercial Service Non-Medical Non-Clinical (NMNC) Temporary and Fixed Term Staff Framework
In 2015 Winning Tenders secured a contract award for Grafters Recruitment, Eastbourne for the Supply of Non Medical Non Clinical (NMNC) Temporary and fixed term staff to the Crown Commercial Service.
Director Nick Graff said ‘Have you ever looked at an official tender process and started to cry? Ian at Winning Tenders took all the stress away with one calming phone call. He saved me from anger management classes and my business partner from a breakdown. He was patient, understanding and above all knowledgeable about the process we had to go through. Ian dealt with all the questions that were thrown at us and has continued to do so since the initial process was completed.
‘Grafters won the contract and this would have been very difficult without Winning Tenders’ expertise. I would recommend Winning Tenders to anyone that asked my advice.’
Finance Recruitment for a Russell Group University
Cathedral Appointments, based in the heart of Exeter, provides recruitment solutions for businesses and individuals in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. Established in 1988, it is Exeter’s leading Independent Recruitment Consultancy.
When a tender opportunity came up to provide Finance Department recruitment services to the University of Exeter, Director Joanne Caine contacted Winning Tenders with a plea for help as Cathedral Appointments had a heavy workload and the company’s expertise in tendering was limited. The timescale was fairly tight but, working closely with Joanne and Head of Accountancy & Financial Services Division Jamie Wall, Winning Tenders created and submitted a comprehensive bid to the University.
Within a few weeks Cathedral Appointments were invited to a presentation interview with the University and about a month later Joanne was notified that her company had been successful with the tender. She said, “Once again a huge thank you for your help with this tender. We couldn’t have done it without you. We are absolutely delighted.”