Fibre installation tenders can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you’ve never tendered before. They are often used in order for businesses to procure the installation of fibre cables. Both the private and public sectors tender for fibre installation. Universities are often the most active buyers.
Before committing the time and resources it takes to complete a fibre installation tender response, you should ask yourself:
If the answer to any of the above is no, then it might not be a good idea to progress with the tender.
If you are unsure of whether you meet the minimum financial standing there is an easy way to work this out. The general rule of thumb is you shouldn’t bid for a contract that’s worth more than 50% of your annual turnover. This can help ensure financial stability when tendering for work. Any more than this may be too demanding.
Fibre installation tenders typically will offer the opportunity for a potential supplier to visit the site. These site visits are greatly beneficial to your tender response and it’s greatly encouraged to participate where possible. They allow you to see the environment you’ll be working in with your own eyes. You may be able to pick up information that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to. Site visits can enable you to produce more accurate pricing and gain some personal insight into the buyer.
Buyers could ask for up to three previous case studies of contracts you’ve worked on within the last five years. Having a bank of responses ready will save you a great deal of time. Commissioners want to be reassured that you have experience and make them feel at ease, reiterating your capability.
They should be similar in scope, scale and complexity to the proposed contract. A positive testimonial from previous satisfied customers is always a plus if the word count allows. Demonstrating how you overcome any unexpected challenges is also a plus. This allows you to show problem-solving skills and adaptability. All of which are key skills buyers look for.
You should put your all into writing a top-quality written response even if there is a greater weighting on price. Your response should be clear and concise persuading the buyer that you’re the best company for the job. Avoid overly technical jargon where possible and don’t assume that the organisation publishing the fibre installation tenders knows anything. Try and get your responses as close to the word or page count as possible.
We understand that writing isn’t for everyone. You may not have the time or resources to write a winning response in house and that’s ok. Our sister company, Hudson Succeed, have over 60 years of bid writing experience and an 87% success rate. They offer four bid writing support services that can help you win your next bid.
Our Tender Ready programme is perfect for those who have never tendered before. A Bid Writers will work with you to make sure you have everything you need in place to tender successfully. The 4-week programme offers your business:
If you’ve been tendering but aren’t seeing the results you want, our Tender Improvement package can help. Our Bid Team will assess your previous responses and tender documents, working with you to improve for future submissions. The Tender Improvement package also includes the above perks from Tender Ready.
If you’ve written your own tender response and need someone to double-check it for errors, Tender Mentor can help. The Bid Team will proofread your work for any inconsistencies, grammar or spelling mistakes. They’ll also ensure that it’s in line with the specification before you submit it.
Once you’ve found the perfect fibre installation tender for your business, why not send it to Hudson Succeed? Our Bid Writers will let you know what they need from you, providing you with a full Tender Writing breakdown. They’ll even submit it on your behalf.
Finding fibre installation tenders can seem like a daunting prospect. There are thousands of websites across the UK publishing multiple sector opportunities daily. Tracking down the right tender for your business can turn into a full-time job. Luckily for you, we have a solution.
Our Technology Tenders portal is updated daily with sector-specific exclusive, public and private sector opportunities. This time-saving tool combats the time-draining problem of trawling for technology leads. There’s no reliance on mislabelled CPV codes or algorithms.
Our Opportunity Trackers manually search and upload relevant opportunities from thousands of sites. You’re then able to filter and search the results by keyword, budget, location and more. This streamlines the process allowing you to focus on your business.
Optical Fibre Rewinder
University of Southampton- South East- Budget: Undisclosed
GB-Leeds: DW592 – Fibre Installation Headingley Campus
Leeds Beckett University- Yorkshire and Humber- Budget: £100,000
MOPA Fibre Optic Laser
University of York- Yorkshire and Humber- Budget: £31,000
Structured Network Cabling (Copper and Fibre) and Associated Installation work
Cardiff University- Wales- Budget: £3,300,000
WWETB-SDC – Structured Data Cabling Services
Waterford & Wexford Education & Training Board- Ireland- Budget: Undisclosed
We understand that you’re very busy. Even with our intelligent tracking system in place, the pre-bid admin can stack up. That’s why we recently launched Discover Elite. This upgraded feature eliminates all the frustrating time-wasting elements of tendering. The feature is broken down into two packages.
Both contain access to a maximum of two Discover portals. This is handy if your services cross over into another sector.
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Become a Pre-Bid Master
Contact us for more information.