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Bid / proposals management


If you do not have the resources in house to manage your bid I can do this for you. I have experience of managing entire bids i.e. the quality, commercial and legal responses. I have extensive recent experience working as the Proposals Manager on a number of multi £m complex infrastructure bids, responsible for the quality submission, submission plan, bid strategy, all bid reviews and a team of bid writers.

Bid writing


I can supplement your resources and provide support to Subject Matter Experts by providing bid writing support, either onsite or remotely, whichever is easiest for you. This covers both main submission content and assisting in writing a compelling Executive Summary.


I use best practice techniques to ensure your content is structured in a persuasive way and your bid achieves a good quality score.



Coaching your bid team 'on the job'. This happens naturally during the course of any bid I am working on whether writing or reviewing; I actively encourage and show examples of how to apply winning techniques to all aspects of your written submission.


I can also run 'writing to win' coaching sessions for your bid team.

Bid reviews


I have provided a number of clients with both informal reviews and formal pink and / or red team reviews. This can be provided alongside any of the other services or as a standalone service.


Responses are reviewed, commented on and scored in line with the client's criteria, requirements and needs to ensure your response is aligned with these.

Bid strategy


Helping you to develop your win themes for the bid.


The most effective way to do this is to run a workshop (or a series of workshops) with your bid team to uncover the value of your solution, your key messages and your strategies for beating the competition.


I can then help you apply these to your response by helping you storyboard the key questions / sections.

"Helen and I worked together on a lengthy and significantly complex rail bid. She genuinely cared about the quality of the written word and worked tirelessly to get the job done to an extremely high standard. Her attention to detail and drive was key to the production of the submission." Pre-Contract Manager, Morgan Sindall

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