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Ultimate Tender Coach - Helping SMEs to Bid Better


How can Causeway Members get a bigger share of public sector contracts?

Each year the UK public sector tenders out over £290 billion buying goods and services and public procurement in Ireland is estimated to be worth €17 billion annually.

In both Ireland and the UK, public procurement bodies are focussing their efforts on increasing the SME share of this spend. There are over 12,000 new contract opportunities advertised per month, varying by sector, duration and value. The public sector now, more than ever, provides a huge opportunity for businesses of all sizes to secure new contracts. 

Public sector contracts tend to offer guaranteed work, favourable payment terms, medium to long-term contracts and buyers who are not going to go out of business. These contracts can be transformational for many Causeway member businesses. There is an enormous opportunity for those with the right bid-writing skills and expertise to capture their share of these valuable contracts.


Ultimate Tender Coach - Helping SMEs to bid better

However, the majority of SMEs are not currently tendering for public sector business, and of those that are, less than half are bidding successfully. AM Bid, our new Premier Partner and one of the UK’s leading bidding consultancies, identified that many SMEs need help and support with bidding, because it is not easy to do well. They have taken their wealth of knowledge and experience to develop Ultimate Tender Coach

David Gray, Managing Director of AM Bid and co-creator of Ultimate Tender Coach, commented:

“It’s no secret that public sector contracts can be extremely lucrative, and for large businesses it’s easy to take advantage of professional bid writing services like the ones we provide at AM Bid, or to employ dedicated in-house specialists.

“But for small businesses, this can be beyond their reach, leaving people with potentially minimal bid writing experience to write responses, with varying degrees of success. We developed the Ultimate Tender Coach programme to help them understand the bid process and how to write winning submissions.”

Ultimate Tender Coach has been designed to give SMEs everything they need to transform their business and win contracts. It includes a 25-hour online training programme which can then be used as an in-house bid resource, an invite to join a one-hour weekly coaching call and access to a private group sharing news, insights and opportunities.


Membership Offer

AM Bid are Causeway Premier Partners and have partnered with Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange in order to help our SME members win more public contracts. Members will be able to use an exclusive offer code which will give them a 5% discount on an Ultimate Tender Coach membership (normally £2995 + VAT). For more information visit our Members' Offer page.




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