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.

To bid, or not to bid

  • Published on: 30 May 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

It is important in today’s day and age, that businesses understand the correlation between price and quality. Most people understand the price is related to quality but how far do you go until the difference in quality is negligible? Somewhere along the line there is a point where price and quality combine to deliver an optimised solution to your needs. This could relate to buying a house, car and even investing in responding to a tender. The idea that to have a high quality product, or service is absolutely dependent on price is not always true.