The tendering process – a two-way partnership

The tendering process with clients has to be a two-way partnership that works best when both parties work collaboratively. Neither the client nor the writer can achieve their common objective – a winning bid – without the other. So how does the relationship work to best effect? We always recognise that our clients are the…

Evidence to support your bid

Think about how often you are required to produce different types of evidence to support your bid and prove your credentials…….. Opening a bank account – evidence of your identity and address Hiring a car – evidence you hold a driving licence Applying for a new job – evidence of qualifications, experience and right to…

Bidding for Contracts Post Brexit

The news is full of reports about Brexit. Whatever your views on the referendum result, leaving the EU will have a major impact on the UK. So how do we think Brexit will change the way public bodies like Government and Local Authorities procure goods and services and contract with the private sector? What impact…

Time to Reflect

New year is always a good time to reflect on the past and think about the future. Here’s our thoughts on us as a company and where we see ourselves going over the coming 12 months. What a history! Kittle Associates Ltd was born on 18 December 2014 as a single freelance bid writer. That…

Bid writing with clients’ internal teams

Many clients prefer our consultants and writers to co-locate with their teams of staff when working on a particular bid. This is an approach we welcome as it provides the perfect combination of resources and opportunity to create strong working relationships, facilitate communication, work collaboratively and achieve a better bid outcome. You might be forgiven…

Bid Writers with incredible win rates and finding the right bid writer

Put the words ‘bid writer’ into any search engine and the chances are you will find people claiming to have incredible win rates. Just a quick search today found several claiming win rates of over 80%. One even claimed a 100% success rate. With such a record, why would you not employ them to write…

GDPR and Bidding

Creating a comprehensive bid library is a critical step to making your bidding more efficient and effective. A good library will contain a wide range of information about your organisation. Inevitably some of that will contain personal data that may be affected by the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While we cannot advise on…

Becoming a more intelligent buyer

Our blog article this month takes a slightly different approach. We normally focus on suppliers, helping them to think about how to prepare bids that are more likely to win. We do, however, have a number of readers who are ‘on the other side’ as buyers. This month, we therefore think about what makes for…

Building a Bid Library

A well organised bid library can be a powerful tool to help produce high quality proposals Bid Blog – Building a Bid Library A bid library can be a powerful tool to help grow your company through tendering. It can speed up the preparation of bids, free up time for your staff, and consolidate relevant…

Finding the Right Tender

Bid Blog – Finding the Right Tender We are sometimes asked by new and prospective clients if we can find contracts that are right for them. At a time of political and economic uncertainty, public contracting can offer good stability, experience and opportunities for future growth. In this short article, we consider how best to…

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