Amongst the great feedback Proof Communications has already received in 2021 was this:
‘Thank you so much for all your support to get the tender over the line yesterday. It was great having you steering the ship – your calm, organised and experienced influence made the process smooth and effective. Thanks for taking on this last minute, badly timed piece of work for us. We appreciated your willingness to help!’
Now that we’ve stopped blushing, let’s look at the benefits of hiring a professional tender writer.
Sure, everyone in your company will agree that submitting a bid is absolutely the right thing to do. But if you’re the one who’s been left to put it together, then you may find yourself in a lonely place. Support from professionals is like having a trusted guide help you hack your way through the jungle of documentation that (particularly government) tenders expect you to interpret. Take advantage of a professional’s expertise and your confidence levels will skyrocket.
Steering the ship
With a professional tender writer at the helm, suddenly you don’t have to feel like the captain of the SS Submission any more – and that’s a great feeling! Just like navigating a tricky route, your tender writer will steer you through what actions you need to take immediately, exactly what level of information is required, what information and support services they can provide and ensure compliance with any tender rules. It’s their job to bring this tender home.
Calm, organised, experienced
Half the drama of putting a bid together yourself is in attempting to do your own job whilst project managing the tender process. Oh, and trying to get your work colleagues to take your requests seriously. However, with a professional tender writer in charge, you can relax. One of the first things they will do is have a meeting with all contributors to allocate tasks and timelines for content gathering. It’s amazing how effective a project manager one remove from your business can be.
Last minute, badly-timed
The chances of a tender being issued at short notice or when you’re chronically understaffed – or most likely both – is directly proportional to how valuable the contract would be to your business. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles. But having a professional tender writer onside will focus the group effort and take away the bulk of the stress, ensuring that despite the crazy timeframe that your submission is as comprehensive and polished as it can be. It will not look or sound like a rushed job.
Willingness to help
On top of creating a compelling bid, a good tender writer can help you in all sorts of ways to make your submission stand out from the rest. They can organise a graphic designer to help with charts, diagrams and an impressive tender cover. They can write policies and procedures you didn’t know you needed until you did. They can interview happy clients for case studies and gather testimonials to support your claims. And, of course, they can give the final draft an exceptionally thorough proofread to make sure that your 100% professionalism is plain for the assessment panel to see.
Make 2021 the year you seek professional tender writing help. Call Proof Communications today.