More than 70% of our clients win or are shortlisted for the tenders we write for them, even if they’re not the current provider. This adds up to millions of dollars in new business from government tenders and tenders to listed and private companies.
WHO WE'VE HELPED
TENDER SUCCESS STORIES
“I went from feeling isolated in the tendering process to having incredible structure and support with Proof Communications.”
Julie Stow, General Manager, UNIFIED CARE
A fast-growing national provider of casual nursing and care staff, Unified Care needed an expert tender writer.
“I’m proficient at content writing, but that isn’t enough when it comes to tender writing,” explains Julie. “I don’t know what angle to take or what language the tender procurement team are looking for.”
With no one in her business to help her with tender submissions, Julie describes what a relief it was to have Proof support her through the whole process.
“I used to feel like I was floating through the tendering process not knowing what I was doing. With Rosemary as a partner, I’m no longer on my own. I have someone I can lean on and bounce ideas off.”
Julie adds that Proof has created several essential company documents that have proved to be an invaluable resource. “We didn’t have professional documents that explained our vision or our environmental or WHS policies. Thanks to Proof we now have these documents, and they give us a consistent voice across every tender.”
Unified Care has chosen to work with Proof on several tenders because they see the value of an ongoing relationship. “Rosemary has gained such an in-depth knowledge of our business that she understands our points of difference and what we’re trying to achieve,” says Julie.
“She’s personable, professional and easy to work with. We’re glad we found her.”
For more about Unified Care, go to http://unifiedcare.com.au/
“Proof Communications’ focus on understanding and selling our strengths and attributes has helped me realise why we’re better than a lot of our competitors.”
Damo Pryer, GM / Global Sales, EIGHTH DAY SOUND
As a relatively new entrant in Australia’s competitive audio equipment and installation industry, Eighth Day Sound recognises the impact a winning tender can have on its market position and business growth.
Eighth Day Sound commenced operations in Australia with a small team in 2014. In its first year, growth was largely organic, based on word of mouth and the company’s solid international reputation earned through concert touring and festivals.
In 2015, the opportunity arose to tender for a large ACT government contract. Winning this tender would not only benefit the company financially, but more importantly, would significantly boost Eighth Day Sound’s reputation by raising its profile in the market.
Damo Pryer, Eighth Day Sound GM / Global Sales, quickly identified their main challenge: a lack of experience in tendering. This is where Proof Communications really added value.
“Our industry is competitive, and it’s a relatively level playing field. When it comes to government tenders, the best tender wins the work.
“I think this is why we were successful. Proof Communications has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to writing tenders and getting a document into great shape. Drawing on this knowledge has been a massive help. Their focus on understanding and selling our strengths and attributes has helped me realise why we’re better than a lot of our competitors.”
Proof Communications has since helped Eighth Day Sound win several government tenders for large and prestigious events and venues.
Damo praises Proof Communications’ ability to answer the questions properly, with the right amount of detail, while maintaining the integrity of the Eighth Day Sound voice and brand.
“They are great at articulating what I’m trying to stay, and structuring information in a way that gets our message across.
“We’re a small company, and we don’t do any marketing. Proof Communications has really helped grow our business. I’m sure these winning tenders will benefit us in the future, and we can draw upon this experience in the next tender.”
“Proof Communications added value because Rosemary understood the whole process. We were unsure how to address the criteria, and she made it so much easier. I don’t think we could have done it without her.”
Daniela Ornowski, ADDS Office Manager
All Day Delivery Service (ADDS) was already a well-established, medium-sized transport company with 17 years’ experience servicing the Sydney metro area under its belt when it was first asked to tender to retain existing business.
“We had been working with this client informally for about ten years,” said Daniela Ornowski, ADDS Office Manager. “The business changed hands, and new management decided it was time to look into what they could change and improve upon.”
ADDS’s client was after value for money and innovative solutions. “We wanted to put our best foot forward, but didn’t really know how, and had no experience of tendering,” she explained.
After approaching several other organisations for help, Daniela was impressed that Rosemary Gillespie, director of Proof Communications, took the time to meet her face-to-face to discuss the opportunity in length before providing a quote. “I wasn’t comfortable just emailing someone. I wanted to meet the tender writer in person.”
Throughout the entire process, Daniela found Rosemary to be professional, knowledgeable, and prompt.
“She understood that timelines were critical, and kept us all on top of deadlines. She added value because she understood the whole process. We were unsure how to address the criteria, and Rosemary made it so much easier. I don’t think we could have done it without her.”
With Proof Communications’ support, ADDS won the tender and retained a valued client.
Daniela was quick to mention the additional benefits of working with Proof Communications: “Rosemary also gave us strategies to help us better understand our business – things we were doing well, things we could improve upon – and how to market ourselves and sell our strengths.”
“It’s the collaborative way Proof Communications approaches tender writing that I enjoy the most.”
Louise Hughes, Director, TRANSITION
TRANSITION knew they were on to a good thing when their tender response was described as flawless by the evaluator.
It was the first time Proof Communications had assisted this Sydney-based relocation consultancy with their tender writing. Since then, TRANSITION has called on Proof for help with several tender submissions.
“The evaluator told us there was nothing to critique about the tender response, that it was perfect”, recalls Louise Hughes, Director, TRANSITION.
The positive response confirms the value of bringing in professionals, explains Louise. “I had been writing tenders myself for many years, but I reached the point where I realised that I wasn’t getting over the line. I needed a professional to help me articulate my expertise in a way that would make my business stand out.”
As an experienced relocation planning specialist and leader in her industry, Louise has a strong sense of what her business has to offer. Proof Communications has an easy ability to take my ideas and move them up the next level, Louise says.
“I love Proof’s collaborative approach. It’s not like handing something over and hoping they’ll get it right. I know what I want to say and how to answer the questions, but I don’t know how best to word them. Proof drives the process, combining their expertise and my knowledge in the best way possible. It’s true collaboration.”
For more about TRANSITION, go to www.transitionconsultants.com.au
IS IT POSSIBLE TO WIN MORE TENDERS?
Yes! When you have professional, expert help, writing a tender or proposal is much less demanding and far less time consuming. Our clients often feel they don’t have the right experience, or enough time, to successfully write their response when a tender or proposal opportunity arises – and mostly, they’re right!
That’s why when you use Tender Writers, you gain a professionally written bid that presents your business in the best possible light.
LESS STRESS – AND MORE TIME
Our years of tender management expertise and our ability to write compelling tenders and proposals mean you’ll find the process less stressful too.
Plus, you’ll save time. By outsourcing to us, you’ll relieve yourself of the tender or proposal writing burden – so you can follow up other opportunities, or focus on your core business!
Obviously, we could not have done it without you both and we are both grateful and very excited for the opportunity of working with you closely more - such an incredibly talented and well versed team.