Understanding ESG – an introduction for SMEs
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3d ago
In recent times large scale businesses have significantly increased the resources that they allocate towards Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) improvements. This can be seen in their marketing, as more business strive to demonstrate an ethical stance to their customers. As ESG can also contribute positively to tendering outcomes, we felt a blog, breaking down ESG jargon, and what it means for small businesses, would be useful. Considering your business through an ESG lens enables you to understand the broader impacts of your business and demonstrate positive impacts to clients and pot ..read more
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If I could offer only one tip for the future…
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by admin
1w ago
This summer, we thought it might be fun to go retro and take inspiration from Baz Luhrman’s “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” track, to provide a lighter June blog! So here goes… with a tenders twist!! Compliance with procurement regulations is the protection your business needs when tendering for public sector contracts. Prepare your business for the forthcoming changes in public sector procurement by registering for the information sessions and knowledge drops being provided by Government and also tendering authorities and portals, links below: https://tendervictory.co.uk/procure ..read more
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How to manage version control to benefit your tenders
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2M ago
In this blog we explore 3 risks that can occur in bidding, when version control is not agreed and managed at the outset… One of many heart-pounding moments for a bid writer during a tender process, is when they have to ask ‘What version are you working on?’ Version control is critical in bid management. As well as ensuring that files don’t get corrupted (potentially destroying single or multiple bid documents), get deleted or lost during the writing process, or some other external factor (for example, a power cut whilst writing with a deadline approaching), understanding the importance and rea ..read more
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Guest Blog! A writer’s view on AI in bid writing…
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by admin
3M ago
  Musing on AI’s place in bid writing AI is such a quick writer, compared to most humans, that I wondered whether bid writers, should be using AI to draft some of their clients’ bid responses. Could AI be helpful for those questions we regularly see being repeated within bids? I decided to put it to the test and had a go! I asked ChatGPT to write a response on account management for a cleaning company bidding to a school. What did I find? Well, it was interesting! Whilst AI seemed like a quick way to rattle off a few generic bid answers, which were reasonably standard. After testing it I ..read more
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Procurement Reform: Procurement Act 2023 SME update
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by admin
4M ago
Following on from our Blog Post in July 2023, we can now provide a more detailed update on the Procurement Act 2023 and the changes it will bring about for SMEs that tender into the public sector. To help guide both buyers and suppliers through the changes and the impacts of the new regime, the Cabinet Office and Government Commercial Function are currently rolling out their Transforming Public Procurement programme, to ensure the aims of the new Act deliver on the objectives to improve the way public procurement is regulated, by: creating a simpler and more flexible, commercial system that b ..read more
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All About Social Value: Part 2
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by admin
5M ago
Over our January and February blogs we are providing insight to improve your social value strategy. Following on from January’s ‘All About Social Value: Part 1’ blog where we discussed How to Make Sense of Social Value; the Importance of Social Value, and The Power of Social Value in this, ‘All About Social Value: Part 2’ instalment, we delve deeper and explain: How buyers decide who offers the best Social Value How to match Social Value offers with Buyers’ requirements, and Where to Seek Additional Information on Social Value. How buyers decide who offers the best Social Value: Your tender ..read more
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All About Social Value: Part 1
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by admin
5M ago
In the vast landscape of public sector procurement, it is essential to understand the importance of Social Value. It enables businesses and the public sector to collaborate to provide wider, measurable benefits to communities. Social Value is therefore a pivotal tool that can improve tender success and contribute to the growth of your business! Questions about social value often arise in tenders and your social value offer can account for up to 10% of the quality criteria score; this can mean the difference between winning or losing a tender! Are you ready to improve your tenders, to secure mo ..read more
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Our recommendations for forming a winning bid team
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by admin
8M ago
  Bidding is almost always a team effort. The pressure of a deadline, the challenges of positioning your organisation for the contract, the resources needed to pull it together and the honing of key messages takes skill, commitment and collaboration. As a bid consultancy, our clients that achieve the greatest win rates are those who contribute in a way that means we can be at our best – and therefore write the best bids. By working collaboratively, the bid has its best chance of winning. Here are our top tips for getting the best out of your bid writers and ensuring great collaboration, w ..read more
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Our Journey to attaining environmental accreditation
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by admin
9M ago
We were supportive of The Green Accord when it first launched a number of years ago, and have  recommended it to our clients. But recently it has been relaunched and revamped, so we felt it worth championing more proactively once again! The Green Accord is aimed at SMEs: it’s good for business and it’s good for the environment! Our decision to support the scheme and apply for the accreditation ourselves was a no-brainer! As the Green Accord boasts of its suitability for a range of sizes and types of organisation, we thought… why not Tender Victory? It has always been important to Tender V ..read more
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Exciting times ahead for public sector procurement!
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by admin
1y ago
  Whilst we fully appreciate that the terms ‘procurement’ and ‘tender’ do not always go hand in hand with ’exciting’, we do feel it’s worth sharing the positive changes that the Procurement Reform Bill will bring to public sector procurement! The changes that are proposed by the Bill should bring numerous benefits to bidding companies, particularly SMEs. Making the public procurement process more straight forward for SMEs can only be a good thing. This is something we have been championing since Tender Victory was established in 2010, as we believe that procurement should help to ease the ..read more
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