At BIZphit, occasionally we come across a contractor who can precisely talk about their experience and understanding of the tendering process, we aim to achieve this understanding with our own clients because its this kind of understanding that can mean the difference between a win or not, contractors can win contracts.
This post is one of those moments when we can see that a contractor has and is actually thinking more broadly about the tender process, more importantly the fact that to win you need to invest some time and effort.
So this is the complete blog post from Plasterers 1 Stop Shop www.plasterers1stopshop.co.uk
These days the playing field is more equal when it comes to winning plastering tenders. More small and medium businesses are winning due to the efforts made by Government to ensure that it’s fairer. Read on to find out how to make the best of this:
The Government are committed to awarding public sector contracts to small businesses and have even had to raise their original goal which was at 25% to a 33% target for all spending to go to small firms. This equates to approximately £3 billion of potential income going to small businesses by the year 2020.
Part of the reason for this focus on providing more opportunity is to ensure that the taxpayer gets more value for money with greater benefits. It’s made possible by adjusting the pre-qualification questionnaires so that they are no longer part of the process for contracts that are considered to be low-value. They have also simplified the bidding process and have changed their publicity of tenders so that they can be found in one place. We’ve found that the larger contracts have been divided into jobs that are smaller.
If you want a piece of the action, here are some tips:
- Go to Contracts Finder to discover what opportunities are out there. Having subscribed, you then receive regular emails when suitable tenders are added.
- Look at your local authority website for suitable contracts.
- Understand more about how the public sector go about procurement by going to a tendering event which are held regularly.
- Prepare documentation before you need it. For example, having ISO for both Quality and Environment in place before you begin to bid can help.
- Increase your credentials. Contracts are often awarded to those businesses who give back to local community.
Finally, if you don’t win, ask for feedback. It’s all part of the learning process. Contractors can win tenders
Let us know if you have had experience with the Contracts Finder process, and how you found it.
If you are contractor and you’d like to more about winning a contract then do get in touch. Also, don’t forget to check that your business is tender ready.
The use of pre-tender information can be very powerful and there are number of points to check. Add this to regular contract alerts and you have a very powerful mechanism for growing your business.
As always thank you for dropping by, we welcome any comments you might have. Lastly and do remember ‘Contractors Can Win Tenders’.
Do check out our blog post here too for more tips around Contracts Finder https://bizphit.blog/contracts-finder-use-growth/
Happy Tendering, Graham
Categories: Contract Alerts