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If you’re a bids professional looking for your next opportunity in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, we’d love to help. Whether you’re looking for a permanent or contract opportunity, our specialist bid consultants can help you secure your ideal role.

Bids roles we recruit for include:

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• Bid Writers

• Bid Coordinators

• Tender Managers

• Technical Authors

• Graphic Designers

• PQQ Administrators

• Marketing Managers

• Marketing Coordinators

• Proposal Engineers/Managers

• Business Development Managers

• Head of Marketing

• Head of Bids and Proposals

• Submissions Coordinators

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Bid Coordinator
£25000 - £30000

Role: As Bid Coordinator, you will report to the Bid Manager. You will play a key role in supporting business growth by leading bid production delivering compelling and consistent tender/PQQ documents. the role is to evaluate, coordinate and create professional responses in both the public and private sectors.   Responsibilities: Ensure all bids and tenders are delivered with maximum effect of the highest quality and are produced in a timely, customer centric manner. Collaborate with the bid team to deliver high-quality tender documents. Gather PQQ and tender response information, such as previous case studies, CVs and project information, and conduct research from a wide range of sources. Coordinate and contribute to the writing, editing and proofing of responses   Personal Requirements: Experience within Bid Support/Co-ordination Exceptional communication skills (including verbal, written and editing skills) Ability to prioritise your workload and meet deadlines Attention to detail   Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Bid Manager/Coordinator (Temporary)
£17.31 - £17.31

Role As Bid Manager, you will be responsible for managing and identifying bids, leading a team that will prepare bids/PQQ/ITT for submission to either the local government or private sectors. Managing the complete cycle of the bidding process you will use your expertise to review incoming tenders and identify key information to be completed for each tender whilst remaining commercially astute to produce professional bid documents within tight deadlines. It is essential that you are an individual that takes pride in their leadership growing and developing a team that will produce high quality work winning projects resulting in profit for the business.   Responsibilities: Assist in the improvement of the company's bidding processes and resources Prepare professional related PQQ and Tender submissions to tight deadlines Review, track and respond to OJEU Notices Compilation and delivery of client orientated presentations Chair bid review meetings and action as appropriate Review tender requirements and write the information for tender submission for all business areas Research new information from industry resources, the internet, trade subscriptions, relevant research and reports, internal documents, and service users Populate all sections of each tender, ensuring that the documentation is written and presented to the highest possible standard Co-ordinate and manage tender submission process. Develop an information library for the effective business development of operations   Requirements: Sound understanding of commercial challenges. Experience within a Bid Management role An enthusiasm for creating winning bids; passionate about client and bid success. Initiative and the ability to plan, organise, prioritise, and work autonomously. High level of attention to detail. Ability to deliver fully completed tasks to meet fast paced deadlines.   Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Temporary Bid Manager
£18 - £18

The Company My client is looking for a temporary Bid Manager for 6-12 weeks. The company is a leading training consultancy firm that specialise in feedback-based solutions for managers. Role As Bid Manager, you will be responsible for managing and identifying bids, leading a team that will prepare bids/PQQ/ITT for submission to either the local government or private sectors. Managing the complete cycle of the bidding process you will use your expertise to review incoming tenders and identify key information to be completed for each tender whilst remaining commercially astute to produce professional bid documents within tight deadlines. It is essential that you are an individual that takes pride in their leadership growing and developing a team that will produce high quality work winning projects resulting in profit for the business.   Responsibilities: Assist in the improvement of the company's bidding processes and resources Prepare professional related PQQ and Tender submissions to tight deadlines Review, track and respond to OJEU Notices Compilation and delivery of client orientated presentations Chair bid review meetings and action as appropriate Review tender requirements and write the information for tender submission for all business areas Research new information from industry resources, the internet, trade subscriptions, relevant research and reports, internal documents, and service users Populate all sections of each tender, ensuring that the documentation is written and presented to the highest possible standard Co-ordinate and manage tender submission process. Develop an information library for the effective business development of operations   Requirements: Sound understanding of commercial challenges. Experience within a Bid Management role An enthusiasm for creating winning bids; passionate about client and bid success. Initiative and the ability to plan, organise, prioritise, and work autonomously. High level of attention to detail. Ability to deliver fully completed tasks to meet fast paced deadlines.   Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Bid Assistant
£25000 - £30000

The Company Based in Southampton, this construction company is looking to recruit a Bid Assistant to work alongside the Business Development Manager. Established for over 40 years this company have branched into all aspects of construction providing major works to the Residential, commercial and Industrial sectors, working on projects up to the value of £10M. This company prides itself in providing clients construction expertise to ensure the quality of standards are maintained throughout each project. Currently turning over an impressive £27M this SME is looking to double their turnover in the next 5 years.   Role You will work closely with the Business Development Manager to produce high quality bid submissions, ensuring all documentation is factually and grammatically correct. You will ensure submissions are well organised and delivered on time. Documentation will be highly presentable, fulfil each client’s criteria and consistent in accordance with company procedures and requirements. You will be producing written submissions for PQQs and other technical submissions liaising with all departments as and when required. As a knowledgeable user of InDesign, you will be tasked with putting documentation together including tenders/brochures and leaflets. This is a fantastic opportunity to forge a career within the bids division. Responsibilities: Great attention to detail Ability to prioritise work load Ability to maintain and build relationships throughout the business Driven and innovative with a passion to succeed Maintain the Bids tracker and response template Strong knowledge and experience using the Microsoft Office suite   Personal Requirements This is a fantastic opportunity for someone that currently works in the construction sector, or may have graduated in a construction led qualification looking to move into a Bids post. A super user of InDesign Excellent understanding of the bidding/PQQ process At least 1+ years in a construction led organisation A Pro-active and effective communicator, both verbal and written Excellent time management and management of workload   Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Estimator
£45000 - £50000

The Company A well-established building contractor based in Bedfordshire are looking to recruit an experienced Estimator. The company recently relocated to larger offices and have set their sights high to increase their current turnover over to £4M over the next 5 years. The Role The role would suit someone who already has experience with quantifying drawings, framework tenders and regular travel to site. Reporting to the company Director, you will be working extremely close with the Bid Writer and you will be expected to support the Bid Writer and price/tender for your own jobs as well. The ideal candidate MUST have; a background in construction 4+  years or more estimating experience a driving license experience in working with tenders in the value of £10K - £1M working knowledge of Word, Excel and General IT the ability to easily build rapport with customers and colleagues and have the confidence to secure winning/competitive tenders What’s in it for you Car and petrol allowance Work in a picturesque area of Bedfordshire Become a part of a committed and passionate family run business Salary of up to £50,000 pa, dependant on experience Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Bid Writer
£35000 - £40000

ROLE As Bid Writer you will be reporting to the Bid Manager, working as a part of a team that builds and prepares commercial bids/PQQ/ITT for submission to the private sector. Following company protocol you will use your creative abilities to formulate accurate and well-structured proposals. You will enjoy working on your own initiative and when required to deadlines. Naturally you will have a creative flair for using Microsoft office package. It is essential that you are an individual that takes pride in their work and pays attention to the smallest of details. RESPONSIBILITIES  Rework existing pre-written content. Create and draft, well-structured and attractively formatted bid and tender proposals. Regurgitate technical information into digestible content. Assist with development and maintenance of library and responses. Ability to manage workload and work to meet deadlines. Produce high quality and visually engaging, proposal documents. PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS: Experienced in producing high quality bid & tender proposals, preferably previously as, a Bid Writer with ITT or PQQ experience. Creative flair to produce quality solutions and written responses Strong communicator with the ability to manage your time and workload efficiently. Flexibility and resilience when required to meet with commercial deadline pressures. Well-developed IT skills - particularly with Word, Excel and PowerPoint and InDesign. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

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