29 Jul, 2013
I’d never really had to much to do with tenders or tender writing, until I joined ISO Quality Services Ltd. We’d had a couple of tenders to complete so we could apply to be the providers of private companies ISO Standards. On the other side of it, most tenders require an audit trail/Quality Management System in place, that’s where we come in. We can provide ISO Certification to companies that apply for tenders which require the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard in place.
At the beginning of July, at the crack of dawn, I attended a tender breakfast seminar held by the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. I was unsure on what or how much detail the course would provide, however I was very much surprised. I found the seminar to be presented by someone not only who had relevant experience, approachable and there to help! A rare quality to find in presenters.
The Tendering Timeline for Public Sectors
They are allowed to extend deadlines on tenders; they are NOT allowed to reduce them.
There is usually a cooling off period of 10 days from when the decision has been made to when the contract starts. This is usually for companies who have not won the tender the opportunity to claim foul play or ask any questions.
Just started looking at tenders and not sure where to start? Have a look at these top tips for filling in tenders:
If the above information has been as useful as it was me to me, then I’m glad. I found the morning to be insightful and to the point. If you want to know more about tenders contact the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce where you can opt in to their service to receive tender alerts, or you could attend a more in depth course like this one – Bid & Tender management – 21st & 22nd August 2013 (2 day)
If you’re applying for a tender and do not have ISO in place – we can help you!
Once you have started the 6-8 week ISO Certification process with us we are able to offer a ‘To Whom it May Concern Letter’ to advise the tender that you are in the process. For more details contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01905 670303
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