Tender Writing - Assessing Organisational Capacity and Ability
Red Tape Busters
Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Tender Writing
At Red Tape Busters we are a premier tender writing business delivering services to client's right across Queensland. As tender writers delivering tender writing services to businesses and non profits across Australia one of the most overlooked strategies we believe in winning tenders is the preparation phase. Most businesses and non profits focus on trying to write a great story when they identify a suitable tender and respond to tender requirements as best as they can but the vast majority do not do the preparation phase justice at all.
Before even considering applying for a tender or in either writing the tender yourselves or engaging a specialist tender writer, tender writing company like Red Tape Busters we strongly suggest that you undertake a robust self examination and also undertake extensive research to identify all possible tender opportunities which you might want to consider.
The research stage is vital given that the more potential opportunities you can identify that might fit your business and your overall goals and objectives then the more chances of you might have of winning a tender and the more opportunities you might have to expand your business. Government, Council and commercial tenders are generally advertised heavily in major newspapers across Australia, generally on a Wednesday and Saturday. So any business or non profit thinking of looking at tenders should read the papers each week. Also obviously you can find tender opportunities on line via the newspapers, via Government/Council/Commercial websites and on dedicated tender identification websites. You can certainly set up an alert on your computer so that you are notified every time a tender is released which matches your search criteria - is landscaping supplies, widgets, lawn mowing contracts, construction etc.
Once you have identified possible tender opportunities then you need to thoroughly and critically assess the tender requirements and what you will be asked to deliver. This really is a vital stage because you MUST really analyse your business and identify if you have the capacity, skill, experience required by the tender. If you are not sure or you meet some but not all of the requirements then it is simple - DON'T apply. This assessment should be brutal because if there is any doubt I would suggest you be smart and not apply and look for other tender opportunities. You don't want to waste your time, you don't want to waste your money (because it should take a significant amount of your staff's time to prepare a robust tender or money in engaging a tender writing company) and you certainly don't want to waste the time of the Government agency, Council, Commercial entity who have released the tender. Their staffs certainly don't want to waste their time assessing a tender from a business or non profit where clearly that business has lodged the tender submission on a whim and a prayer.
At Red Tape Busters we have over 14 years' experience in working with tender writing clients across Australia. As tender writers we are without peer given my consultants either has past experience in tender writing or they have experience as senior public servants tasked with assessing tender responses.
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