Writing Government Tenders

RESPONDING TO A GOVERNMENT TENDER?

Writing a government tender is not for the faint hearted! An enormous amount of paperwork in addition to answering the tender questions can put real stress on your available time and resources.

Understanding where to start, how to answer the questions and deal with the myriad of paperwork that comes with government tenders requires the expert skills and experience of Tender Writers.

Over the past two decades, we’ve managed and written literally hundreds of successful tenders to government, helping companies to win millions of dollars in new business.

OUR GOVERNMENT TENDER WRITING EXPERIENCE

We have written hundreds of tenders to government, including to Australian and state government departments, agencies and government-funded organisations, as well as local governments across Australia. Here are just a few examples:

NEW TO

GOVERNMENT TENDERING?

Even if you’re new to tendering to government, there are steps you can take well in advance to be ready. Being prepared means you’ll find the process of writing a government tender much less arduous.

And that’s not all. The great benefit for our clients is that they submit a polished, professional government tender they are proud of and can readily adapt for future tenders. You can be confident we know exactly how to manage the process to ensure your tender response stands up to the competition.

For the clients we work with as their outsourced government tender writer – professional services, law, accounting and business advisory firms and consulting and services businesses – drawing on our experience as government tender writing professionals helps them deal with the demands of the tender process while they focus on their core business.

Contact Rosemary Gillespie and the team for more information

  • How is writing government tenders different to other tenders? Why are they so complex?

    When tendering to government, there’s usually an enormous amount of paperwork to be completed in addition to answering the usual tender questions.
    Taxpayers fund government organisations, so they have to ensure complete transparency of the government tender process. This is why they have very stringent requirements for compliance with their Request for Tenders or Proposals and require more information about your business.
    It’s absolutely crucial to follow their instructions exactly so your hard work is not automatically eliminated as a non-complying tender before it’s even made it to first base.
    Tender Writers has written many hundreds of government tenders. We understand how overwhelming government tenders can be. We’re here to support you through the government tender process.

  • Will using a professional tender writer increase my chances of winning government tenders?

    When you work with experienced tender writers, especially those with government tenders experience, you’ll achieve a much better quality submission, ensuring your tender has the best possible chance of winning.
    That’s because professional government tender writers know exactly how to manage the process for government tenders, answer all of the questions fully and present your business in the best possible way.

  • Do I need tender writing support for government tenders?

    If you don’t have experience writing government tenders, rarely win tenders, are tired of writing tenders or don’t have enough in-house resources to support tender writing, using a professional tender writer is the solution you need.
    Using a tender writer with experience writing government tenders means the tender process will be far less daunting and stressful, and you’ll have a much better opportunity for success.

  • I've never written a government tender before. Where should I begin?

    Responding to government tenders requires discipline, organisation and attention to detail. This is even more so the case when you’re writing a government tender where there’s usually more paperwork to complete and more stringent requirements to follow.
    Being organised from the get-go is a great help. Be sure you understand the deadline and how to upload your tender. Familiarise yourself with the content in all the tender documents. 
    You must ensure your tender complies with all requirements. This is vitally important with government tenders. The procurement team will first check it complies, and if it fails in any way, it will be knocked back, no matter how great your offer is.
    At Tender Writers, we’ve written hundreds of successful government tenders. We’ve been doing this for 20 years and are certified to ISO9001: Quality Management. You can be sure that we know what we are doing and that we do it well.

  • Can Tender Writers help me with writing a government tender?

    Absolutely. Government tenders are very detailed, and there’s an enormous amount of paperwork to be completed in addition to answering the tender questions. The terminology and formats can be especially confusing if you’re not familiar with government tenders.
    The requirements are stringent, and it’s absolutely crucial to follow their instructions exactly so your hard work is not automatically eliminated as a non-complying tender.
    Tender Writers are government tender writing experts, helping businesses like yours win their share of many millions of dollars in government business. Tender Writers has also won our own tenders to government too.
    At Tender Writers, we’ve written hundreds of successful government tenders. We’ve been writing successful tenders for 20 years and are certified to ISO9001: Quality Management. You can be sure that we know what we are doing and that we do it well.

  • How does the government tender writing process work with Tender Writers?

    To write a successful government tender for you, Tender Writers will ask you to share the Request for Tender or Proposal and copies of your previous tenders and proposals. We’ll review these and ask lots of questions, meeting with you by video conference or phone, whatever is easier for you. We’ll prepare a timeframe so that everyone stays on track.
    Our tender writer will take time to understand your business, using your information to write the first draft, creating concise and compelling responses to each question.
    Our tender writer will also ensure you organise any additional information you need to attach to ensure you exactly conform to every tender requirement. It’s vitally important that you submit a complying tender.
    60% of tenders to government fail at the first review by the government procurement team because they don’t comply with all the requirements in the RFT.
    Tenders usually go through a number of versions, so once you’ve provided edits and any additional information we need, our tender writer will edit the final draft and have it proofread to make sure your business really shines.

  • What information do I need to provide to Tender Writers to support writing a government tender?

    To start, Tender Writers will ask you to share the Request for Tender or Proposal and copies of your previous tenders and proposals.
    We’ll review these documents and ask lots of questions. We’ll also ask for access to any business documents needed to prepare your tender. This can include internal policies and procedures, copies of certifications and insurance information, CVs for key team members and case studies.
    Don’t worry if you don’t have all the information needed to start. Tender Writers can assist you by writing or updating any business policies and procedures and other documentation required for your government tender.

  • How does Tender Writers guarantee the confidentiality of the information I provide for government tenders?

    Tender Writers considers the confidentiality and security of the information you provide us to be of the utmost importance.
    We’re mindful of the sensitive nature of the information required to support tender writing, and we enter into Non-Disclosure Agreements to ensure your business information remains private.
    Tender Writers stores all documents supplied by you on a secure server, with access restricted to your tender writer and our senior proofreader.

  • How does Tender Writers guarantee the confidentiality of the information I provide for government tenders?

    Tender Writers considers the confidentiality and security of the information you provide us to be of the utmost importance.
    We’re mindful of the sensitive nature of the information required to support tender writing, and we enter into Non-Disclosure Agreements to ensure your business information remains private.
    Tender Writers stores all documents supplied by you on a secure server, with access restricted to your tender writer and our senior proofreader.

  • Can Tender Writers help make my government tender look professional?

    Absolutely. You only get one chance to make a first impression, and if your government tender isn’t presented professionally, you’ll immediately stand out for the wrong reasons.
    Our tender writers ensure your information is presented clearly, and attractively, so it’s appealing and easy to read.
    Our tender writers also suggest engaging formats to present your information, such as infographics, images and charts (tender template permitting).

  • How much does it cost to use Tender Writers to write government tenders?

    The cost of tender writing is based on two factors:
    • The complexity of the request for tender. This includes the number of documents comprising the RFT, the number of questions to be answered, the number of policies or plans to be included
    • The extent of your existing information, materials, and resources, if any. The more you can provide Tender Writers to help us write your tender, the better. However, many clients don’t have much information to give us. We mostly source the information they need in telephone or videoconference meetings. Our aim is for you to not have to write anything.
    To provide you with a proposal for tender writing, Tender Writers will need to review the Request for Tender or Proposal and confirm the information and resource you have available.
    As a general guide, tender writing costs range significantly. Many clients find that they need more help with writing tenders than they realise at the outside.
    Fees range from $3,000 up to $20,000 plus GST or more, although it’s unusual for tenders to be at the higher end.
    It’s important to keep in mind the value of the tender to your business if you win. How much revenue will the tender win generate over what timeframe? What will be your return on investment?
    This will help you determine the investment you’re prepared to make to be in the very best position to win.
    Tender Writers’ tender writing services are charged at a competitive hourly rate.
    Tender Audits are completed for a fixed fee.
    When you invest in Tender Writers’ services, you’ll be supported by expert tender writers with a highly-specialised skill set and tender management processes honed through two decades of helping businesses win contracts with large companies and the government.
    Contact Tender Writers for a no-obligation proposal based on your requirements.

  • How long does it take to write a government tender with Tender Writers?

    The time required for writing a government tender is based on the size of the tender. Smaller tenders can be completed within a week. Large and complex tenders may require a few weeks or more.
    Therefore, to provide you with a time estimate, Tender Writers will need to review the Request for Tender or Proposal documents.
    Contact Tender Writers for a no-obligation quote based on your requirements.