Project manage like a boss
Keep the tender response as the most important project you’re working on. To make this easier, assign a list of tasks, schedule them, delegate certain tasks to contractors if you’re not going to have time to do it all yourself. Get a strong writer involved from the start. Book regular time to work on the elements, so it doesn’t fall into the last-minute (or too hard) bucket.
Don’t be afraid to be creative
Not all tender responses allow you to include images, branding or other creative elements but you should try to find a way to inject your business values and ‘personality’ throughout the content of your tender response. Use your personal bio or CV to highlight your impressive skills (and use photos), source quality referees who will bring your credibility to life, and use attachments to visually demonstrate services or experience to support your response.
Get the right writer
Even if you’ve done most of the hard work, it’s best that the final response is the responsibility of a central writer. While putting it all together feel free to cut and paste from other documents and pull text from different sources, but before submitting it make sure you have an experienced writer to refine and edit for consistency, flow, quality and alignment with the RFT, specifications and Statement of Requirements. It may seem like double handling but having one writer look over everything is critical to the quality of the end product, so allow time for the writer to collate, edit, make linkages throughout, proofread and finalise the document (which includes correct file naming, file size, file type and attachments).
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