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Big Data and Big Opportunities

Let’s face it – we live in a data-driven world. It’s actually always been that way. Businesses of all sizes have long understood that knowing what their customers want enables them to deliver a product that that meets or exceeds expectations. But now, data has gone into overdrive. Data is the Big Daddy of decision-making in organisations across the globe. At BiD Masters, we believe big data is big business and it represents big opportunities.   So what is big…
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Being clear: The value of asking the right questions within tender documentation

On the face of it, responding to a tender isn’t a complicated process. The buyer – the organisation that owns the project – provides a set of questions and the seller – the company wanting to work on the project – answers the questions. What’s so difficult about that?   Well, a number of things. At BiD Masters, we suspect we’ve seen them all.   The biggest issue on the buyer’s side revolves around the sheer complexity of tender documents.…
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Working from home, work-life balance and hybrid working: What does the future of work look like?

Let’s face it, it’s been a year or so of upheaval. At BiD Masters, we’ve seen the sweat of the bid room dispersed across multiple home offices, with technology quickly claiming its rightful place as a conduit for a successful proposal submission. Meetings have turned virtual. Commuting has vanished from the lexicon. Working patterns of old have changed. And yet, successful bids are still being produced. Work goes on. Life continues. Work and life. Are they in balance? It’s no…
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Is the Proof in the Pudding? Top Tips for Providing Evidence within Bid Responses

Imagine going into a bank to ask for a loan without any identification, proof of earnings or associated paperwork. What do you think your chances would be of securing that loan?   Have you ever tried to hire a car without showing your driving licence?   How many flights have you been on where you didn’t have to show your boarding pass?   On an individual basis, we are constantly required to prove our credentials, so why do we expect…
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Getting into Bidding: Tips for SMEs wanting to Win More Business

Public-sector contracts can provide lucrative business opportunities for SMEs, but at BiD Masters, we understand the bids and tenders process can be daunting for smaller businesses. Many SMEs have limited experience when it comes to bidding for work and it’s hard to know where to start. Here are some tips to get you off the blocks. What to consider before you bid? There are a few important things to bed down before you decide to bid. Firstly, give some thought…
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Blue, Pink and Red: Are Colour Reviews Old Hat?

Colour reviews have been a part of every bid and proposal proponent’s career for decades. Back in the day, understanding this obscure lexicon was akin to the secret handshake that established some mystique and gravitas for the little-known profession. But what are the origins of the colours and are they still relevant? At BiD Masters, we think it could all made much clearer. The origin of several of the colours is known. Back in the 1950s, western movies defined the…
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