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.

Procurement services

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

Running a procurement process to purchase goods, services, or to outsource in-house services is often complex and time consuming and can redefine your relationship with your suppliers. If not done correctly it can be detrimental to your business having the opposite effect of what you had planned.

There are several areas Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) have identified that are driving the need to review and re-model strategies and outcomes. These include:

Tips for outsourcing

  • Published on: 28 April 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

Improving bottom-line performance is not only achieved by increasing sales revenues, but also by reducing existing business expenditure and improving process efficiencies.

But how?

One strategy to deliver both outcomes is to outsource internally delivered services to provide cost savings or drive efficiencies. Outsourcing enables a business to focus on core activities, improve the quality of service whilst reducing life-cycle costs.

eXceeding can help you identify the optimal outsource solution by:

Responding to tenders

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

Winning business through a tender process can elevate your business to the next level.

However, unless you are familiar with responding to tenders where do you start? Poor preparation may be more detrimental than not submitting a tender response at all. This is where eXceeding can help you respond to tenders successfully and win more business.

The services we provide include:

How to find that golden business opportunity

  • Published on: 7 April 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

It is often difficult to find suitable business opportunities which your company can bid for. It can be very time consuming and frustrating trawling through the complex maze of web-sites, portals, search-engines and registration schemes looking for tender opportunities.  eXceeding has extensive bid and tender experience and knowledge that can make your life far easier and hep you navigate the process of making the identification of more suitable opportunities in an efficient and effective manner.  

Cyber essentials

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

eXceeding is very pleased to announce that we have successfully been assessed and achieved the Cyber Essentials standard certification. We are the only Bid Writing, Procurement and Outsourcing consultancy to achieve ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials accreditation. This augments our ISO27001 Information Security Management system certification achieved earlier this year and confirms our total commitment to protect the valuable and confidential data we handle on behalf of our customers.


  • Published on: 27 March 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

Preparation is the key to success. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail!

Tender preparation (getting yourself ready to respond to an Invitation to Tender) is the key to success and can set you apart from your competitors.  With the new financial year looming it is time to prepare for those tender opportunities that will arise from public and private sector budgets. 2017 will bring downward pressure on costs and more services and products will be procured through the formal tendering route.

Tender management

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

This is a highly competitive world. Doing business, covering all aspects on our own, is really challenging!

When the procurement is complex, for a large quantity of goods, or the need to outsource internal services, the process often involves meticulous planning a considerable time and resource.

Supply chain

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

What is supply chain?

It is a complex process that involves the transmitting of a product or service from the supplier to the end user or customer through a complex system of resources, organisation, people, information and activities.

It often involves the conversion of raw materials into a complete product, or a service solution that reaches or is delivered to the end customer.

Service management

  • Published on: 17 March 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

Service Management is sometimes viewed as a separate add-on once a product has been delivered to the customer. Service Management is a key element of a company’s overall supply chain management and once optimized can provide the end customer with improved service and reduce the operating costs of the business.