Another 5 tender trends for the 2020s

February 1, 2022 | Posted in: Win Tenders Bids Proposals

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, JMA has observed some emerging tender trends that are becoming cemented as tender ‘realities’. This blog on another 5 tender trends for the 2020s will ensure that your organisation is prepared. As they say – forewarned is forearmed. TENDER TRENDS # 1 – Government at all levels […]

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How to manage a bid remotely – Part 5 – a centralised bid content library

May 26, 2020 | Posted in: Win Tenders Bids Proposals

It’s the dream of many a bid team – a single repository of bid content that is up to date, quick to access and ready to go at your fingertips.  Really when it comes to helpful tools for winning bids it’s the ultimate –  access to a comprehensive bid content library that is. Remote or […]

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How to manage a bid remotely – Part 4 – effective bid file and document management

May 20, 2020 | Posted in: Win Tenders Bids Proposals

Some organisations were already well equipped prior to COVID-19 to have their entire workforce work remotely with full access to all their usual systems. For many others however, it’s a brave new world, with a steep learning curve along with technology teething problems. These problems can become especially apparent when it comes to managing a […]

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How to manage a bid remotely – Part 3 – managing key bid decisions

May 11, 2020 | Posted in: Win Tenders Bids Proposals

In Part 1 of this series we discussed the importance of focussed and consistent communication with your remote bid team – setting agendas, regular meetings and consistent tools or channels. In Part 2 we covered-off managing less formal interactions and the importance of keeping up remote bid team morale. Now, in Part 3 of How […]

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How to manage a bid remotely – Part 2 – keeping up remote bid team morale

May 4, 2020 | Posted in: Win Tenders Bids Proposals

In Part 1 of How to manage a bid remotely we discussed the importance of setting clear and consistent communication protocols to drive effective bid collaboration. However, in these uncertain times it’s a very good idea to look beyond ‘formal’ bid communication and take time to regularly check-in on your remote bid team’s welfare. While […]

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How to manage a bid remotely – Part 1 – effective collaboration at a distance

April 27, 2020 | Posted in: Win Tenders Bids Proposals

In the wake of the ‘new normal’ COVID-19 has brought we are all learning new techniques and trialling different approaches to managing tenders, bids and proposals. Many bid teams who would normally work alongside each other have had to drastically adjust as the old onsite collaboration model has (for now) been turned on its head. […]

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How to write a winning executive summary for tenders, bids & proposals

How to write a winning executive summary for tenders, bids & proposals

The executive summary is often the most read and scrutinised section of  tender, bid or proposal submissions. However, in addition to pulling together a fully compliant and compelling bid (and under time pressure), it can be daunting to write an executive summary that helps clinch a ‘win’. This blog sets out some general principles, tips, […]