Is Bid Writing for you? 7 Essential Skills for Bid Writers

If you’re like most, bid writing is not a career you’ve heard a lot about. At BiD Masters, we’ve noticed that most people in bids have either stumbled into it, met someone in the industry, or been pulled onto a bid as a sideline to a work role. If you want to know more about what’s involved in bid writing, read this post, but if you want to know whether bid work might be a career option for you, read…

The importance of learning

There’s a tendency to think of learning as something that finishes when formal education ends, but at BiD Masters, we know the reality is we continue learning throughout our lives. The more experiences we have, and the more varied those experiences are, the more we learn. Learning is a natural part of our existence.   The same is not always true of workplace learning, yet it plays an important role in promoting work efficiency and in personal development. When it…

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…

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.…

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…

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…