UK Tender Opportunities: Access to Govt Tenders

UK Tender Opportunities: Get Access to Public Sector Tenders One of the challenges for businesses of all sizes, but particularly smaller businesses, is how to get access to tender opportunities including UK tender opportunities. The biggest central gateway for UK tender opportunities is Contracts Finder. Contracts Finder* is a Gov.UK website that lets interested firms search for information about public sector contracts worth over £10,000. In particular, this includes UK tender opportunities with government departments, their agencies and other public sector organisations. Contracts Finder can be used by businesses of all sizes to source and access thousands of opportunities that

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UK Procurement Guidance: A Great Resource for Your Businesses

Latest UK Procurement Guidance: a Great Resource for Businesses of All Sizes and Sectors The latest UK Procurement Guidance provides very good information firms within and external to the UK.  The latest edition of the guidance is designed to offer good practice procurement guidelines for public sector organisations. However the UK Procurement Guidance is excellent at providing the other side of the tendering coin, including communicating how good practice procurement should work (see our Jargon Buster). Critically, it offers an excellent perspective on how businesses can align their tender to fully comply with the UK Procurement Guidance, requirements and standards.

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New Tender Guidance Ireland: Public Procurement Guidelines for Goods and Services

New Tender Guidance Ireland: Public Procurement Guidelines for Goods and Services Ireland’s Office of Government Procurement (OGP) have released new Tender Guidance Ireland: Public Procurement Guidelines for Goods and Services* that is very useful for Irish firms bidding within the Republic of Ireland and UK and wider EU firms wishing to win contracts within Ireland. The new Tender Guidance Ireland: Public Procurement Guidelines for Goods and Services is actually good practice procurement guidelines for public sector organisations, but the guidance is very useful in communicating how public procurement works in Ireland (see our Jargon Buster). Most importantly, it provides very useful information

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What Businesses Can Learn from the the 2023 Rugby World Cup Bids: Meeting Tender Requirements

Tendering in Focus: What Businesses Can Learn from the the 2023 Rugby World Cup Bids – Meeting Tender Requirements The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be the tenth that nations will meet to decide the Web Ellis Trophy on the 200th anniversary of the sport’s ‘invention.’ The hosts will be drawn from Ireland, France or South Africa; all of who have submitted strong bids. So what can businesses from the sole trader to large corporations learn from these bids and apply into their own tenders. This series will explore just that and make suggestions on how to improve your tenders.

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Learning from the 2023 Rugby World Cup Bids: Lessons for Businesses of all Sizes

Learning from the 2023 Rugby World Cup Bids: Lessons for Businesses of all Sizes Three nations have submitted their 2023 Rugby World Cup Bids. The tenders of France, Ireland and South Africa, as you would expect are all high quality and quite brilliantly draw out the key benefits and what makes their proposition unique. Via this blog the Winning Tenders Academy will introduce a series of articles that will draw out the lessons for businesses and how to adopt some of the tactics in to you own tenders – from the sole trader to the large corporate organisation. This will

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Tendering in Focus: Ireland 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid Launched

Tendering in Focus: Ireland 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid Launched With much pomp and ceremony Ireland has launched its bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The bid is promoted through an impressive website that, in good tender writing practice, emphasises strong benefits in awarding the Rugby World Cup to Ireland. These include: much emphasis on the Irish fans and the undoubted warm welcome of the international rugby community. the importance of the 70 million strong Irish diaspora in spreading interest in the tournament. a platform, building on existing strong relationships, to grow interest in rugby and the World

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Procurement and the EU Referendum

Procurement and the EU Referendum It is difficult to see procurement and tendering for public sector contracts being a key factor in people’s decision making around the EU Referendum. However, the Scotsman presents an interesting article that highlights that change in procurement practice and tendering would inevitably follow a Brexit. In particular, the article raises the potential of a Swiss model with procurement into the EU proceeding on the basis of bilateral sectoral agreements; a significant change to the status quo. However, the key word here i s potential and what is clear is that a Brexit, would change procurement

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Top 10 Tips on How to Write a Successful Tender

Top 10 Tips on How to Write a Successful Tender The Winning Tenders Academy success rate on writing successful tenders is 79%. That means almost 80% of tenders written have been successful. This winning formula is now available – we offer the same templates, model answers, guidance and support that we use to write winning tenders. Most importantly the templates, model answers and other products work and have supported many businesses and community organisations to win contracts through tendering. Here are the Top 10 Tips on How to Write a Successful Tender: Here We Go: The Top 10 Tips on

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Tendering: an Approach to Export for SMEs and a Means of Conquering Psychic Distance. Article 2 of 2

Tendering as a means of Export for SMEs and an Opportunity to Overcome Psychic Distance (Cite: see end of article) Introduction This is the second in a short series of articles that explores the potential of tendering as a alternatives means, for SMEs to export and move into new markets. It should be read in the context of Article 1.   Traditional Forms of Export   In Article 1 we explore the Uppsala traditional form of export; a careful and staged approach to internationalisation. As such, the model suggests that initial internationalisation is commonly led by a staged and gradual movement

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Tendering: an Approach to Export for SMEs and an Alternative to Uppsala for SMEs. Article 1 of 2

Tendering for Contracts in Non-Domestic Markets as a Low Risk Approach to Export and Alternative to Uppsala (Cite: see end of article)   This short series of articles provides an exploration of how the capability to tender for non-domestic contracts offers an alternative to Uppsala – that is traditional forms of export and a significant opportunity for SMEs. Importantly, with professional free or inexpensive guidance; winning work in new markets, through the writing of powerful tenders is a highly effective means of achieving export for SMEs – from sole traders to large businesses. Introduction The Uppsala model is a traditional

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