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BID RECRUITMENT & JOBS

WINNING BIDS ARE PRODUCED BY EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE.

For your business to consistently produce winning bids, you need to appoint exactly the right people; quickly and efficiently – bid professionals who will 'hit the ground running', fully commit themselves and deliver.

This is what we will do for you when you need to recruit for any bid related role. Through our extensive network and contact base we have identified and recruited exceptional bid personnel for companies throughout the UK and globally. We locate candidates, carry out pre-screening, interview and test them and check their references. Only then will we present them as candidates for your role.

 

CURRENT JOBS

COVID-19 AND PERMANENT RECRUITMENT

Many of our clients’ permanent recruitment projects have been on hold until future requirements become clearer but as we emerge into the economic sunlight, you may be re-igniting your recruitment plans. We can help you get ahead of the game right now. Our candidate pool is full and we have some exceptional bid people looking for their next role. To overcome the travelling issue, we can facilitate face to face interview via video conferencing  and conduct pre-interview testing remotely.

If you would prefer to wait a little longer before committing to a permanent hire, then we can supply you with a full range of cost-effective interim support options. All our interim people are set up to work remotely and we have been supporting our customers on a range of complex bids throughout the lockdown period.

Whatever your bid staffing requirements, Bid Perfect will have a solution.

 

JUNIOR BID WRITER

£25-35k per annum

Nationwide

Ref: 10545

Full Time/Permanent


Due to the continued growth and internal changes, our client is recruiting a Junior Bid Writer to support the production of high-quality pre-qualification and tender materials. 

There is a senior bid writer in place and a bid coordinator.   You may have one or two years’ experience as a Junior Bid Writer and are caurrently looking for a development role.

Our client is a fast growing group of companies specialising in bidding for contracts to for a range of public sector clients from social housing to education providers, health trusts, transport authorities and local authorities/councils. Their work streams include heating, electrical, property maintenance, capital improvements, and renewable technologies. 

The successful candidate will report into the Group Bid Manager and work closely with the Directors. This is a dynamic role which offers a great development opportunity. 

We are looking for a highly-motivated and committed individual, who wants to develop and learn and add to their skill sets. Our client is offering a flexible working approach, not just in terms of location including a home-based role, but in relation to hours and working pattern. 

It is preferred that the candidate is educated to degree level or equivalent. As well as strong writing skills, the ideal candidate will be agile in their approach and response, be inquisitive by nature, work on their own initiative and be able to work both independently and with direction.

 Key Responsibilities

•    Take bidding opportunities from expression of interest, SQ through to the tender stage 
•    Ensuring consistency of style, content, and message throughout 
•    Identify key win themes, issues, and expectations
•    Coordinate the responses of other business departments where appropriate
•    Ability to write succinct and compelling content 
•    Review and edit bid material, researching material for inclusion where needed
•    Complete SQ and tender submissions online, ensuring all submissions are compliant and submitted within the deadline
•    Develop additional/supporting materials, such as diagrams or process maps, for inclusion in responses
•    Helping maintain the Bid Library 
•    Ensure responses are compliant with the contract requirements and incorporate the latest developments, legislation, and best practice.

     Person Specification    

•    Candidates will need excellent written English. 
•    Bid questions can vary in their focus, so you will need to be able to interpret the question and respond appropriately, research content where needed and have an eye for detail. 
•    You will also need to be an excellent communicator at all levels and to be able to delegate to all levels, including Directors.
•    Each client’s bid is different, and you will need to be able to work through client specifications and contract documents in order to develop a tailored bid submission that is unique to each client. The questions within each bid cover a wide range of topics such as operational procedures, technology, H&S, quality, and customer care.  As a result, you will need an understanding of client expectations and also industry good practice. 
•    Due to the quick turnover of work and pressurised environment, the role will require you to be focused, organised, and productive, in order to meet tight schedules. Time management skills are a crucial skill for the role. 
•    The role requires you to objectively review bid submissions and continually introduce changes/improvements. You will therefore need to be IT literate to a high standard including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
•    It is desirable for the successful candidate to have knowledge or experience of the Heating, Property Maintenance, and Electrical, Air Conditioning or business development sectors.
•    This challenging and rewarding position is ideally suited to someone seeking a new challenge in their second role. It is preferred that the candidate is educated to degree level or equivalent

BID ADMINISTRATOR(S)

£30K per annum

Uxbridge/Heathrow area. London

Ref: 10543

Full Time/Permanent


Our client,  a global leader in international transport & logistics, require two Bid Assistants for their busy specialist bid development division. This is part office based in Stockley Park, Middlesex (Uxbridge/Heathrow area of London).

You will, preferably, have a background in logistics (in oil & gas, mining, power, pharmaceutical, telecom, FMCG / retail, or project logistics) to work in a specialist bid management department.

The candidate must have excellent written and spoken English-language skills, with the ability to convey complex information.

French language skills will be a strong advantage for the role.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyse and respond to pre-qualifications, requests for information (RFIs), registrations of interest (ROIs) and standard tender requests (CFTs, RFPs, etc);
  • Assist Bid Development Specialists with their work on complex / bespoke tenders by editing, formatting and proof reading;
  • Allocate work to technical, compliance, legal, regional and pricing departments. Ensure deadlines are met;
  • Support Commercial and Operational staff in meeting client requirements;
  • Liaise with internal divisions to form and administer development of response documents;
  • Update and maintain library of proposal documents and other information on intranet and internal database;
  • Produce internal reporting, statistics and analysis information’
  • Assist in resolution of problems and client concerns;
  • Administrative duties as required (travel arrangements, meeting and conferences organisation, invoicing, stationary orders)

Please note that the work required is varied and flexible by nature and the successful candidate(s) will be expected to work with maximum flexibility within your own sphere of competence.

We are looking for applicants with the ability to work in a close-knit and friendly environment within a large organisation; you must be flexible, able to work on your own initiative and to work under pressure achieving deadlines and objectives.

Occasional overseas travel may be required.

Successful candidates will also receive APMP training to improve their bidding skills.

The position carries an attractive package (medical insurance, pension, telephone, 25 days holiday per annum).

 

 

BID WRITER

Salary on application

Cannock, Staffordshire

Ref: 10542

Full Time/Permanent


Our client is a UK leader in environmental solutions, they are committed to efficient waste management, reducing carbon emissions, preventing pollution, preserving natural resources, and protecting biodiversity. They are focused on manufacturing green products and energy, and supporting their customers in reducing their carbon impact.

They have a successful bid team, and wish to add to this team by recruiting a further Bid Writer

This position will suit candidates who are looking to advance their career and gain industry-leading experience in a thriving and supportive workplace.

You will:

  • Work alongside management and the bid team to develop bid strategies, competitive advantages and win themes
  • Understand the client’s requirements, strategies and principles
  • Develop good relationships with other member of the bid team and the contributing subject matter experts
  • Identify the requirements of the bid and be able to clearly and concisely demonstrate the agreed value proposition in your written narrative
  • Ensure the writing style is appropriate to the bid
  • Be responsible for meeting deadlines to deliver content for bids
  • Be able to prioritise tasks and manage your own time
  • Write compelling, concise,  bespoke responses
  • Be able to implement the bid evaluation criteria against your written narrative
  • Proof read, edit, challenge and sense check the bid narrative
  • Be accountable for the overall quality of bid submissions
  • Contribute to process improvement

You will have:

  • An English degree, or related qualification/experience
  • Writing Qualification, or a professional writing background
  • Experience of writing bid content preferably within a utilities, construction or facilities management field
  • Experience working on MS or Google packages
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines

Applicants must be able to commute to the office in Cannock, Staffs at least two days per week.

Salary on application

Benefits: 25 days holiday + statutory Bank Holidays (8 days), benefits package which includes a market-leading pension and share scheme as well as employee discounts.

Additionally, mental health and financial advice is available to support staff.

BID COORDINATOR

Salary on application

Cannock, Staffordshire

Ref: 10541

Full Time/Permanent


Our client is a UK leader in environmental solutions,  they are committed to efficient waste management, reducing carbon emissions, preventing pollution, preserving natural resources, and protecting biodiversity. They are focused on manufacturing green products and energy, and supporting their customers in reducing their carbon impact.

They have a successful bid team, and wish to add to this team by recruiting a further Bid Coordinator

 

Responsible for:

coordinating the deliverables on the bid

developing good relationships with other member of the bid team and the contributing subject matter experts within the business  

identifying the requirements of the bid

supporting completion of Expression of Interest (EOI), Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) and Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation

ensure completion of the bid as per the specification and  the bid timescales

efficiently managing input from contributors

writing and proofreading specific sections of the tender and reviewing sections submitted by others

research of client to ensure that the tender meets the client’s strategies and principles

compliant submissions

Requirements:

a very high standard of written English

confident communication and relationship building skills

attention to detail

able to effectively prioritise tasks

have  academic qualifications, or previous work experience,  in :  project management, business studies or environmental subjects

 

Applicants must be able to commute to the office in Cannock, Staffs at least two days per week.

Salary on application

Benefits: 25 days holiday + statutory Bank Holidays (8 days), a market-leading pension and share scheme, employee discounts.

Additionally, mental health and financial advice is available to support staff.

BID WRITER/MANGER

£50 - 65K PA

London

Ref: 10539

Full Time/Permanent


Our client is a global professional services consultancy with office in the City, they require a Bid Manager/Bid Writer, to work with their commercial team, a mix of remote working and office based.

Our client is a technology consulting company working primarily in IT and Engineering.  They have a global footprint, but this role is to support the UK technology part of the business.

They will work closely with the Sales Director, Contracts Manager and Subject Matter Experts, External Suppliers and External Bid Support companies and Designers.  

Confident communication skills are required to co-ordinate bid planning with the different work streams and a calm, methodical working style.  Applicants should be confident with both bid management skills and bid writing,  putting together and implementing a bid plan and managing the whole process.    

There is an existing bid library, however, they would like applicants who are able to implement new ideas and new approaches.  The company has a global bid strategy but this role will be focused on winning new business within the UK.  

Generally you will be working on 1 - 5 bids at any one time, from £100k value to £5m.  You will have external support with bid design.

Preferably looking for someone with 5 - 10 years bidding experience.  Able to work with highly technical content, support the solutioning and be super organised in their approach to managing the work flow.

Excellent salary and benfits on offer. 

BIDWRITER

Negotiable

Home Based

Ref: 10537

Full Time/Permanent


This role works with a larger bid team of seven personnel.  Our client seeks a successful bid writer, particularly of interest is  experience working in social housing refurbishment contracts. The role is to manage and respond to PQQs and ITTs to a high standard and on time.  You must be confident and able to take responsibility for delivering the bid, ensuring compliance  with group processes and procedures. This is a national role Reporting to Head of Bids and you will take ownership of your bids, arranging ‘kick-off’ meetings to ensure all members of the team understand the requirements of the proposal and their role and responsibility.

Key Requirements:

  • Creating and implementing bid themes for the bid.

  • Ensuring all information is collated and submitted by the deadline.

  • Completion of quality/bid information requested by client in their preferred format. 

  • Portal downloads/uploads.

  • Use of EasyPQQ software to generate and record responses, MS Access updates for allocated submissions.

  • Ensuring commitments made in bid are communicated upon contract award.

  • Regular and efficient communication with all group personnel to maximise successful appointment of allocated opportunities.

  • Collboration with Marketing and Sales to ensure accurate and relevant information for responses.

  • At least three years’ experience of bid writing, preferably in the construction industry, with previous experience of using online procurement portals to obtain and return information

  • The successful candidate will have a 'can do' attitude with excellent communication and bid writing skills. 

  • Well organised, with good time management and have the ability to work quickly when required, being able to  prioritise your workload.

  • Proficient in MS packages including Word, Visio and Access.

Bid Manager/Writer

£35K - £45K PA

Home/Office Split

Full time/permanent


Our client is seeking candidates for a permanent combined proposal management/bid writer role. The company is a small consultancy (8 people currently) based in Bedfordshire.

Applicants must be capable, experienced, self-starters. You must be able to confidently, and effectively, organise the proposal process and write up the responses. This role is primarily office based, but one or two days per week at home can be accommodated. Our client is offering a competitive salary, a good benefits package and an interesting, collaborative, environment.

BID MANAGER

Construction

Central London

Full time/Permanent

We are seeking candidates with good project management, time management and strong organisational skills, who can lead a team and maintain excellent quality control over the standard of work produced for bid responses

CALL FOR SECURITY CLEARED BID PROFESSIONALS

UK & GLOBAL

 

Full time/Permanent

Wide range of opportunities for bid professionals with security clearance.

HOW TO ENGAGE US

WE KEEP IT SIMPLE. WE ONLY ENGAGE WITH TOP TIER CANDIDATES.

If you need an exceptional bid professional, you could try advertising online, although you will  spend time sifting through many unsuitable responses. Alternatively, you could try a ‘high street’ recruitment agency, although they may not understand bids and tenders, or your needs, like we will do.

Bid Perfect is a specialist consultancy operating only in bids and tenders, across all industry sectors. Bid Perfect People specialises in matching your requirements to our carefully vetted talent pool.​ Our dedicated recruiters will find exactly the right individual (or team) to support your bid projects.

​We start by qualifying recruiting objectives; whether an experienced short-term interim, a permanent candidate, or both will best suit your purpose. If you are not entirely sure what skills and background you require, we will advise you, and will also provide benchmarking for salary or day rate. We will help you build a job description and person specification by determining what kind of personality, team fit, management style, skills and experience best suit your business.

Our tried and tested process will identify potential candidates quickly and accurately and you won’t have to waste time reviewing inappropriate CVs and interviewing people who have not been properly screened.

​We can hire at all levels, from entry level (with Bid Perfect training if required) to bid directors. We have a network of high performing bid professionals with whom we have built strong relationships over the years. It is a talent pool you can share in too.

If you would like to have a conversation, please call 0845 6000 281 and ask for Linda or Rosie. Alternatively, you can click the link below and use the contact form for a quick response.

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OUR FEES

WE KEEP OUR FEES COMPETITIVE BECAUSE WE KEEP OUR OVERHEADS LOW.

The recruitment team at Bid Perfect maintains the lowest possible running costs. This means we can pass on cost efficiencies to our customers. We do this by offering our services at extremely competitive rates.

The base rate for a full search and selection project is 15% of the starting annual salary.

We will offer a reduction on the base fee for the following:

  • If the commissioning organisation is in the third sector (charities, non-profits, voluntary services)
  • If we agree a period of exclusivity
  • If there is more than one role to be filled in the same recruitment project.

If you would like to have a conversation about our fees or any other aspect of our permanent recruitment services, please call 0845 6000 281 and ask for Linda or Rosie. Alternatively, you can click the link below and use the contact form for a quick response.

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These services, combined with its growing international profile, commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and opportunities for professional networking give APSCo members a unique opportunity to develop their businesses and gain competitive advantage

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