SME Bid Management and Writing

Giving you the right bid support

Looking for bid management or writing support?
Then let us help

Our core team brings over 50 years of combined bid experience together with best practice from the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). We’ve developed our processes to ensure that every bid we submit is compliant, complete, and persuasive.

We can manage as much or as little of the process as you need us to, including:

Finding you the right opportunities

Meeting bid compliance requirements

Asking clarification questions

Developing a winning solution

Liaising with your Subject Matter Experts to gather information

Writing the Bid

Supporting you to make good bid/no-bid decisions

Proofreading &
Compliance checks


Post-tender clarification questions

Interview and presentation support

Lessons Learned

We understand that every company, every client they have, and every tender they respond to, is different. One size fits all solutions just don’t work in the bid & proposal industry. We develop a bid plan and fee quote for each opportunity that gives you the exact support that you need to succeed.

Bid writing is an art form

Working with the question, you pack a word-limited answer with information and persuasion; not a character should be wasted. Whether we’re managing the bid for you or we’re just writing it, we’ll work with you to develop a story about your business, backed up with the right evidence, that convinces the buyer that you are the right business for them.

Our writing process includes:

  1. Fact finding through meetings with Subject Matter Experts, past tender responses, and other research
  2. Storyboarding to develop a compelling narrative
  3. First draft – making sure the story is right
  4. Second draft – to sharpen the words and add that “je ne sais quoi”
  5. Creating tables and diagrams where needed to clarify the answer


Flexible support

We are happy to support our clients with bid writing, bid management, or a mixture of the two. If you want to write the bid and have us polish it afterwards, we can do that.

If you want us to write the bid for you, but you submit the final bid, we can also do that. If you want us to manage the bid from end to end, we can do that.

For every opportunity you pursue we will develop a unique action plan that gives you just what you need to get that bid over the line.
Get in touch today to find out how we can support you in your bid for success.

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Don’t know where to start? Lets talk about the Deep Dive

At Bid for Success, we can help businesses like you identify gaps which may have previously caused you to lose the bids you want to win with our Deep Dive innovation tool. Our tool identifies strengths, weaknesses and gaps within businesses which will establish whether they are ready to compete for new business or key client contracts in bids.

It’s perfect for businesses who have previously lost a bid or those who are ready to bid and want to win.

Our unique 15-point assessment process will give you a true understanding of where your business is, what your goals really are, and how tendering can support that. We’ll make sure that you have the experience, qualifications, and capability to win and if you don’t, we’ll support you to get there.


If you have a bid that is imminent, we strongly recommend completing a Deep Dive with Bid for Success so that we can help identify gaps quickly so that you are better prepared when writing the bid. We’ll also help identify whether the bid that’s incoming is a suitable match for your business. There is no charge for this service to SMEs.

Learn more about the Deep Dive process

Ready to talk?

If you’d like to know more about how we work, or what we can do to support you then get in touch today to arrange a video call and start your own bid for success.