Win contracts with pre-engagement

Pre-engagement activities enhance your chances of winning contracts and raise the profile of your business. Learn more about these activities here.

What is a public tender?

Whenever the public sector has a need for goods, works, or services, they are required to publicly advertise these contracts – which have become commonly known as tenders.

In this post, we look at the various types of tender and their processes.

Changes to procurement policy: Supplier relief due to COVID-19

On March 20th the Cabinet Office issued reassurance to suppliers with temporary changes to existing procurement policy. The changes aim to protect suppliers, their workforce and supply chains, helping to ensure service continuity now and into the future.

A Closer Look: The Fix

In our last blog we outlined the challenge faced by suppliers when attempting to find suitable public sector contracts. Missing out on just one opportunity – particularly a framework agreement which can encompass many invitations to tender – is a nightmare scenario for any company. In this post we focus on how Tenders Direct prevents lucrative public […]

A Closer Look: The Challenge

All businesses exist to overcome some sort of challenge on behalf of their clients. At Tenders Direct, we specialise in helping suppliers find – and win – public sector contracts. But aren’t public contract notices in the public domain? Surely this information is easy to find? Well, much like a needle in a haystack, relevant tenders […]

Upcoming Free Webinars

Looking to learn but too pushed for time? With our free webinars you can join us on your lunch break or watch previous recordings at your leisure. Lasting no longer than an hour, we cover a variety of topics relevant to suppliers. Our next live sessions explore different types of tenders, why they are important, […]

Simple Strategies for Success: Take the Initiative

In his poem Calmly We Walk Through This April’s Day, Delmore Schwartz observed that “Time is the fire in which we burn”. Anyone familiar with tender submissions will probably have sympathy with this sentiment. After finding a promising contract, it can be quite a struggle to prepare a bid within a limited time-frame while staying […]

Simple Strategies for Success: Knowledge is Power

Most of us are familiar with this quote widely attributed to Albert Einstein: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” It transpires that there is no record of Mr Einstein saying this, but there is truth to it regardless. Suppliers struggling to win public contracts should […]