Bid writing is a competitive business, with winners and losers, requiring tactics, strategy and skill. Writing an effective, concise, tender response is tricky. There is a fine line between hyperbole and a compelling read. Knowing, how much, is too much and when to stop, is the key to award winning bid writing.
No, so long as the person writing the bid has no influence over the tender award decision, using a bid writer is no different to asking your accountant or lawyer for help to complete a bid.
You are allowed to share the public procurement tender documents with a bid writer for the purposes of helping you to complete and submit the bid.
"THANK YOU FOR OUR FIRST WIN IN OVER FOUR YEARS!"
OWNER MANAGED Agency BUSINESS- LOCAL AUTHORITY TENDER BIRMINGHAM
'THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND HARD WORK TO GET US THE SCORES WE WANTED, WE ARE DELIGHTED!'
OWNER MANAGED Recruitment BUSINESS- ESPO FRAMEWORK - BIRMINGHAM
"HOLY MOLY! WE'VE ONLY GONE AND DONE IT!"
BID MANAGER - Legal TENDER - LONDON
"NAOMI CLEWS CONSULTANCY HAS PROVIDED MORE THAN A FEW 'LIGHTBULB' MOMENTS"
CEO - NHS HEALTHCARE HOME DELIVERY Services - LONDON
You can expect to pay anywhere between £400 and £700 a day for a professionally written bid. Based on a 7.5 hour day, 60 hours work will mean the cost of writing a bid is between £3,000 and £5,600. Bid writing companies may charge a blended rate.This means there is a team of people with various levels of skill, experience and abilities working on your bid. For example, a newly qualified graduate writes the majority of the bid with input from a subject matter expert, providing a cost effective way of training new recruits.