Blogs

Have a deadline? How to ensure you meet it!

  • Published on: 13 November 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

When you first receive tender documents for a new potential opportunity, looking at how much time you’ve got to respond to it is essential to your ‘bid/no bid’ decision! If you have a deadline which is six weeks away, then perfect. You have more than enough time to plan your submission along with:

How will Brexit affect your business

  • Published on: 3 November 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

The decision to leave Europe was made over a year ago and the waters seem as muddy as the day after the Brexit decision was taken. Can you afford to wait until all the pieces are in place? More to the point will your competitors wait until all the key decisions have been made before they start to re-position? There are actions you can take that will help you review your relationship with suppliers and stakeholders that will put you in a better position to deal with Brexit.

How does ISO accreditation apply to you?

  • Published on: 20 October 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

ISO accreditation's have become an important standard that businesses are required to achieve and practice should they wish to establish credibility with buyers. There are many ISO accreditation's that manage different aspects of business operations. The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has been put in place to ensure that company processes, services, materials and products are all fit for purpose ensuring that they are meeting the set requirements and specifications set by ISO.

8 biggest mistakes made when tendering

  • Published on: 13 October 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

When responding to tenders, having a well thought out strategy, a thorough detailed plan of action and of course, being prepared are the fundamentals required when responding to a bid. Juggling all the elements whilst keeping focused on detailed compliant response that differentiates you from competitors is a very difficult task to master.   

But it doesn’t need to be that way!

Cyber security

  • Published on: 2 October 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

Cyber-attacks could happen at any time, anywhere, to any business. There are so many businesses that fall victim to cyber threats which results in bank details, business and client information being stolen. People often think they are protected from cyber-attacks by installing virus protection software, keeping passwords safe and implementing policies. But with the constant security changes being made, it can be difficult to keep up.

Common mistakes

  • Published on: 15 September 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

We understand that Bid Writing is not an easy job. It requires thought, preparation, experience and perfect execution – together they secure the ultimate result that we always want - the win!

But, the job does not need to be that difficult!

Brexit - Likely impact on procurement

  • Published on: 12 July 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

Last June Britain voted to terminate its agreement with the European Union. This left the entire country in a state of confusion and uncertainty about what this decision would mean for the future. A year on, for many businesses, it still isn’t certain what Brexit means for them. A topic that continues to challenge many people is how the impact of Brexit will affect public procurement.

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