Blogs

Has 2e2's demise left you exposed?

  • Published on: 23 November 2015
  • By: Admin

Do you need to find an alternative supplier?

We learned last week that the systems integrator 2e2 group has gone into administration, leaving many UK organizations without a secure future outsourcing partner.

If you are affected by this development, we’d like to help.

96% Unhappy with outsourced contracts

  • Published on: 9 November 2015
  • By: Admin

As the IT outsourcing market slumps to 10-year low, with contract values down 34%  on the same period last year, we read with interest that 96% of Heads of IT are unhappy with the outsourced IT contracts they had negotiated and plan to retender or renegotiate at least one of their IT outsourcing deals. (‘IT Outsourcing Relationships in Need of an Upgrade?’ 22/4/13).

Cloud versus on Premise

  • Published on: 26 October 2015
  • By: Admin

Most organisations now face a major crossroads when their infrastructure platform needs upgrading or reaches the end of its life - at least in the manufacturer’s eyes (yes, we know that's in their interest). In years gone by, the decision was to buy an updated version of the current manufacturer’s platform, or switch vendors. Nowadays, however, you have another option: instead of installing new servers and internal networks on your premises, you can opt for Cloud hosting.

Balancing quality with compliance when writing a tender response

  • Published on: 17 August 2015
  • By: Admin

Writing a tender or PQQ response within prescribed page, character or word limits can be challenging and frustrating.  It can be even worse if the question and evaluation criteria ask for a response to a large number of points or if you feel that the topic in question simply cannot be condensed into such a short space.

Using an interim tender writer

  • Published on: 17 August 2015
  • By: Admin

There are a number of situations where a firm may hire an interim tender writer. In most scenarios it involves either a high number of bids, or a bid of high value or importance.

Companies with existing bid teams often hire an interim tender writer to bolster their team during a particularly busy period. They may also hire a bid writer with specific expertise to assist on a particularly difficult tender.

Prepare to be bid ready

  • Published on: 3 August 2015
  • By: Admin

As with most things in business, preparation is the key to giving you the edge over your competitors.  This is especially true of responding to tenders, so why is it many organisations simply wait for the document to be released before doing any work?  To really gain an advantage over your competition it is vital to prepare as much as possible.

Usually the lack of preparation is simply down to the organisation not being aware of the many things that can be done prior to receiving the tender documentation.

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