How Many Hours Does It Take To Prepare A Tender?

This month’s survey gave us such a wide variety of answers. And to protect the innocent, all comments will remain anonymous! Firstly, one respondent made the point that “Anything from 30mins to several days, it all depends on the project you are quoting.” Now we do understand that and made it clear that there are many variables in tenders. Those that responded however were asked to estimate a typical tender. And tot up the hours it takes each person involved in the process... Read More

Think You’re Too Busy for Marketing?

The shops are filled with Halloween paraphernalia and hotels and restaurants are festooned with ‘book your Christmas party here’ banners…we must be in Q4! And what a difference a year makes. This time last year there was plenty of talk and encouraging signs of recovery but everyone was cautious about really believing it. Now, many companies are struggling to meet demand for products or are inundated with tenders…keeping the team busy and taking many eyes off the marketing... Read More

Manage Your Reputation…Win More Tenders

In the construction sector, compiling tenders is one of those necessary evils that everyone accepts as part of a process but most would avoid given the opportunity. For most companies, it’s not the valuable man hours and resources that are dedicated to compiling project-specific costings and calculations that form the major gripe, but the beauty parade element of singing your own praises, showcasing your expertise and giving the document itself the wow factor it needs to stand... Read More