What words work for a bid team? Time for some terminology.

In the Rough Guide to the Bid and Proposal Profession, we found a name for the people who work in a bid team: bidmasters. But what is it that bidmasters do? It seems there is no generic noun that encompasses all of the activities within the bidmasters profession.   Where do other professions find a noun?     Looking at other professions, there appears to be a number of ways the noun for each is derived. The most common is to…

What’s the Bid and Proposal Profession all about? Here's a Rough Guide.

The bid and proposal profession is shrouded in mystery for those who haven’t been part of it. Many people are unaware of the profession and at times, it seems the jargon – PQQ, ITT, ITN, to name a few of the acronyms ­– is designed to confuse. Despite this, bid professionals play an important role within the procurement function for organisations, with their efforts contributing towards winning millions of pounds’ worth of business, as well as assisting in securing investment…

Defence and Security Accelerator

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) was launched in December 2016 with the aim of identifying and funding innovations that support UK defence and security. In its first 12 months it received over 700 proposals and provided funding to 147. On the face of it this is encouraging for many in the aerospace, defence, and technology sectors, but accessing this funding can remain a challenge. The MOD has restated its commitment to increase the amount of money it spends with…

AWARD® Bid Evaluation Tool

Alongside our own REWARD® Methodology and the expertise of our team members, the AWARD® Bid Evaluation Tool helps to develop the larger scale bids, supporting the strategic business decisions. We understand the potential AWARD®can unlock when it comes to bids, and are experienced AWARD® users.     Between the team, Bid Masters has over years 20 years in the Tender Industry, whilst using AWARD®, and as a company, can agree that the process can be daunting and mistakes can be costly. AWARD® simply puts…

MOD SME Action Plan

“We want to encourage innovation and wider Small and Medium sized Enterprise participation throughout our supply chain and will continue to pursue policies and practices that make it easier for new and smaller businesses to identify, compete for and win opportunities with the Ministry of Defence.”   Stuart Andrew MP Minister for Defence Procurement   This is an extract from the MOD SME Action Plan showing a breakdown of where the MOD spent its money in 2017/18. Which segment does…

BEIS SME Action Plan

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) has published its small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) Action Plan to ensure that by 2022 the BEIS Group will be spending an extra £35 million with SMEs.   Are you ready to win your share of that £35m? Our SME Fixed Price Packages are designed specifically to advise, guide and support companies in a very cost effective and affordable way.