How to Get a Bid Consultant

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A bid consultant, also known as a tender consultant, is a professional who manages your tender submissions on an ongoing basis.
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What is a bid consultant?

A bid consultant, also known as a tender consultant, is a professional who manages your tender submissions on an ongoing basis.

This typically involves:

  • Tender writing: One of the major aspects of tender submissions is, of course, tender writing. Bid consultants can work alongside your business to develop high-quality, detailed responses that help you stand out from your competitors. Here at Hudson, we have a team of expert Tender Writers who operate across multiple different sectors and can work alongside your business to create stand-out detailed and technical content.
  • Opportunity tracking: Bid consultants can also take the strain of hunting for opportunities off your hands. Bid consultants can work alongside your business to understand every key aspect of your operations and track opportunities that are relevant to you.
  • Managing tenders: Bid consultants can help you with managing your tender submissions on an ongoing basis. This involves organising all of your company literature, developing detailed case studies, tracking opportunities, writing responses and assessing strategic growth. Outsourcing this can provide your business with the breathing space to carry on with its normal operations safe in the knowledge that all your tendering endeavours are being looked after by experts.


Why do I need a bid consultant?

We understand how running a business can be relatively time-consuming. You do not necessarily have the time or resources to write winning responses in-house. The tendering process is long and complex and tendering for contracts can be confusing for a beginner.

If this is the case, outsourcing to bid writing experts can help you win your next contract. Here at Hudson Succeed, we pride ourselves on being tender writing experts.

We have over 60 years of collective bid writing experience and hold an 87% success rate. We offer four levels of bid writing support to suit every business need. If you are completely new to tendering or need a response proofread before you submit – we can help!


Do I need a bid consultant for the public sector?

Tendering can often be a difficult and daunting prospect for any business looking to venture into the public sector. With tenders ranging from numerous different scopes and sizes they can also be presented in the following formats:

Tenders can often be in excess of 10,000 words, with multiple documents needing to be attached and sometimes designed.

Standing out from the crowd can be difficult in tendering. Having a bid consultant on hand to guide you through this process can be very beneficial for your business growth.

Managing tender submissions and searching for opportunities whilst handling your business’ daily operations can be difficult. Having a bid consultant to alleviate this stress can be one way to ensure growth when public sector tendering.


What do we do?

As global providers of bid writing consultancy, we provide support across the board!

Hudson promises you two things. Firstly, we will always write to win, maintaining commercial awareness across multiple industries to ensure our clients have the best chance of success. Secondly, we will continue to innovate to meet the changing needs of your business.


We offer four packages:

Tender Writing

Once you have found the perfect contract for your business, send it our way. Our Bid Writers can take care of the whole thing for you, and they will submit it on your behalf. They will let you know what they need from you, providing you with a full Tender Writing breakdown.

Tender Ready

Our Tender Ready 4-week programme is perfect for businesses that have never tendered before. A Bid Writer will work with you to ensure you have everything in place to tender successfully. Tender Ready offers your business:

  • A 12-month subscription to one Hudson Discover
  • Access to Global Bid Directors and Senior Bidding Professionals.
  • An Organisation-wide Bid library, including 3 case studies, 5 CVs and policies.
  • Additional flexible benefits.

Tender Improvement

If you’ve been tendering but aren’t seeing success from your current efforts, our Tender Improvement package can help. Our Bid Team will assess your previous responses and tender documents. They will work with you to improve for future submissions. This package includes a 12-month subscription to a Hudson Discover portal and additional tendering development services.

Tender Mentor

If you’ve written your tender response and need it double-checked for errors, Tender Mentor can help. A Bid Writer will proofread your work for any inconsistencies, grammar or spelling mistakes. They will also ensure it’s in line with the specification before you submit it.


What can we bring to the table?

Unique writing skills

Bid writing consultants have a unique skill set that is, obviously, tailored to producing successful bids. They know exactly how to convey an organisation’s strengths and use those to answer questions on specifications. Tenders will usually be unsuccessful for those who have not scoured the requirements and detailed how their company is suitable. Bid writing consultants have done this countless times, so they know precisely how to hit those points. Over time, they have developed their craft and understand how to write winning bids. Yet, they can also use their creativity to really make the company stand out. These skills are likely not held by anyone who is not experienced in bid writing.

Professional process

Since bid writing consultants are experts in tendering, they will have a professional process. This process allows the bid writers to keep on track with the goal. They can ensure the quality of the documents and that they are completed within the timeframe required. Since they are experts, they understand how important these contracts are. They know that they provide income for your company and help it to expand and grow.

Remote work

Another benefit of hiring bid writing consultants is that they are able to work efficiently with you remotely. This means there is far less time spent on travel and meeting times. Therefore, they can be done quicker but still in the most productive manner. This time saved can go towards work on something else! Given recent events, this is also incredibly beneficial as there is no risk of jeopardising anyone’s safety. Being able to quickly and efficiently contact and discuss with your bid writing consultants online is a massive convenience. 

Understanding documents

There are many documents bid writing consultants are familiar with. These documents may be more of a task for those with less experience. For example, Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PPQs) and tenders can be confusing and complicated. Bid writing consultants understand exactly how to respond to these. If you do not fully understand what is required, you risk failing to secure contracts and wasting time and resources.

Higher chance of success

As you can imagine, bid writing consultants vastly improve your success rate. This can be expected as bid writing consultants have the experience and structured process to write winning bids. They also have the right writing skills to make your company stand out. Knowing you have a strong chance of winning can improve your confidence in bidding for more contracts. It is better to leave it to someone with the desired experience, rather than to a sales team. This is something many businesses do. They may not have the skills or understanding necessary to win contracts. Again, this is a waste of time and resources. 


Tendering takes time and resources, so you want to be sure you have a good chance of success. Otherwise, all that time and those resources go to waste! The chances are your company does not have in-house resources or the time to complete bid responses. Since bid writing consultants do, you will be saving yourself time and money in the long run.

The professional process saves time as you’ll have bid writing consultants writing documents and also proofreading and making adjustments. Whilst they are busy doing this, you and your team can be focused on running your business.


Since most bid writing consultants are highly experienced, they have had the time to learn from previous bids. This is great as it means you don’t have to waste resources doing the same! Bid writing consultants will know exactly how to approach your tender. They will also have enough experience to recognise precisely what the contracting authority is looking for. They can then ensure your company meets the contracting authority’s requirements.


Okay, so I need a bid consultant... Where do I find one?

Contact us to find out how we can help your business SUCCEED!


Additional support:

Do you only require assistance with PQQs or SQs? We can help!

Simply submit the relevant information regarding the work you need and we will provide a quote for the work agreed upon.

We provide support at all levels of the bid writing process, so if you simply need it proofread before you submit it, we can also help with that!


Discover Elite

Upgrading to Discover Elite can optimise your tendering efforts!

Our two new time-saving tools can improve competitor awareness and success rate when bidding for a contract:

The Ultimate Time Save Package (for those on the go!)

  • Five tender breakdowns per month.
  • Annual subscription to two sector-specific portals.
  • Dedicated account manager.

The Become a Pre-Bid Master package

  • All of the above.
  • Seven tender breakdowns per month.
  • Bid Strategy delivered by a Senior Bid Manager (minimum five years experience). Also, the bid strategy will be managed by our Global Bid Director.


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Hudson is a global provider of tendering and business development solutions. The Hudson Group is split into eight strands, allowing us to help businesses at every level. No matter the size or industry, we help companies, both nationally and internationally, to reach their full potential. Our team has decades of experience, helping companies to find and win the contracts they want to deliver. Last year alone, we secured over £300 million in direct contract wins for our clients.