Why do Businesses Use Bid Writing Consultants?
Published 26/05/2021
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7 advantages of hiring bid writing consultants Hiring bid writing consultants has many benefits. Whether you’re new to tendering or experienced, you likely understand bid writing takes a particular skill to execute efficiently. Bid writing consultants can offer you a lot of expert assistance to reach success. We have listed some of the key advantages of hiring bid writing consultants. We will also detail what they can bring to the table.
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1.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.


2.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.


3.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. 


4.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.


5.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. 


6.Cost effective


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.


7.Experience


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.


8.Finding the right bid writing consultant 


Something to consider when trying to find a bid writing consultant is checking up on their success. All bid writing consultants are different and it’s important to find the right one for you and your business. Have a look at their website, testimonials and success rate. Feeling confident with the bid writing consultant you choose is important to ensure a good working relationship can be established.


Further support


We hope this breakdown of why businesses use bid writing consultants has been informative. Bid writing requires the priming of various skills. These skills can be developed over years of education and even through jobs outside the relevant field. So, it is always best to approach a professional to deal with work that you’re unsure of. There are also plenty of opportunities out there to expand your knowledge and understanding of bid writing.


If you still have questions, get in touch.


Where to find tendering opportunities


Our sister company, Hudson Discover, hosts 11 sector-specific tendering portals. They are easy to navigate and can help you save time.

These sectors include:


  • Creative Tenders
  • Healthcare Tenders
  • Facilities Tenders
  • Construction Tenders
  • Technology Tenders
  • Logistics Tenders
  • Research Tenders
  • Consultancy Tenders
  • HR Tenders
  • Finance Tenders
  • Hospitality Tenders


Once you have signed up, you will have access to your own Account Manager. If you have any questions, they will be able to answer. You will also receive an email alert whenever new and relevant tenders are uploaded to your sector.


Need help?


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.

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! Our services include:


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 own tender response and need it double-checking 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.


Discover Elite


Upgrading to Discover Elite can help optimise your tendering efforts – even when you’re busy. Our two new time-saving tools can improve your competitor awareness and success rate when tendering.


The Ultimate Time Saver package offers your business:


  • A maximum of five tender breakdowns per month.
  • An annual subscription to a maximum of two Hudson Discover sector-specific portals. This option can help businesses that overlap two industries such as Technology and Healthcare, for example.
  • Pre-market and award engagement notices monitored on your behalf.
  • Buyer portal management, including registration, password management, downloading documents and assessing viability based on your bid or no-bid
  • Weekly phone calls with your dedicated Account Manager to discuss viable tendering and framework opportunities.


The Become a Pre-Bid Master package also includes:


  • All of the above.
  • Up to seven tender breakdowns per month.
  • Bid Strategy delivered by a Senior Bid Manager with a minimum of 5 years of experience. It will also 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.

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