What is Social Value?

Social value has been defined as “‘the additional benefit to the community from a commissioning/procurement process over and above the direct purchasing of goods, services and outcomes”. Suppliers can have a substantial positive impact on local communities beyond the direct remit of their contract. And by aligning social value commissioning Read more…

Tender Writing Skills

If you’re looking to win new business, a poorly written and presented bid won’t get you very far through the process, no matter how well qualified or experienced your Company. The end client will probably be left feeling underwhelmed on the effort and consideration that has gone into your submission. Read more…

So what is a tender?

The word ‘tenders’ refers to the contract opportunities published by public sector organisations for goods and services. Strictly speaking, a ‘tender’ is a bid submitted by a business to win work, but in the public sector procurement context it is used more loosely to cover the whole process from the contract notice Read more…