We help SMEs win government tenders

At Bid Specialists, our government tender specialists help SMEs win government contracts by crafting compelling and persuasive tender responses. We consistently win 85% of tender submissions in Ireland and provide end-to-end bid and tender management services.

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Experience & Expertise

Responsible for some of the country’s most substantial tender projects, we qualify, strategise, plan, author, and graphically design responses that consistently outscore the competition.

Multi-award winning bid specialists:

  • 25-years experience
  • 10K+ tenders completed
  • MBA-qualified
  • IntertradeIreland go-2-tender mentors
  • Multi-million euro contracts
  • Trusted winning process
  • 85% win rate
  • Multiple awards winner
A winner of the 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021 Tech Excellence Awards for client projects.

We work with the best

Government Tender Specialists

Experts in responding to all public sector procurement tender methods, having completed over 10,000+ government tenders.

Requests for Information (RFIs)

A preliminary request for suppliers to provide information on their technical and commercial capabilities.

Requests for Proposal (RFPs)

A formal invitation to suppliers to submit a proposal for supplying products or services.

Requests for Tender (RFTs)

A structured invitation to suppliers to submit a tender for supplying products or services.

Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs)

A structured questionnaire to assess a supplier's technical, operational, and commercial capabilities before issuing an RFT.

Suitability Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs)

A construction industry assessment of a supplier's technical, operational, and commercial capabilities before issuing an RFT.

Dynamic Purchasing System (DPSs)

Contracts enable buyers to access a pool of pre-qualified suppliers who can join anytime.

Our Specialist Tender Services 

Everything a business needs to prepare and submit winning tenders.

Prepare your business for competitive tenders

Define your proposition to show real buyer value by identifying and targeting prospective customers and create compelling, supporting tender content highlighting your capability, experience, and expertise.

  • Opportunity Targeting
  • Qualification Process Design
  • Bid Process Design
  • Library Development
  • Template Design
  • Content Writing & Editing
  • Graphics & Branding
  • Features, Benefits & Discriminators
  • Service Themes & Statements
Produce Best-In-Class Winning Tenders

Create tender responses that are compliant, compelling, persuasive and articulate value so that buyers will consistently want to buy from you. We help you outscore the competition to win, retain, and grow your most important contracts.

  • 8 Step Tender Development
  • Kick-Off
  • Win Strategy
  • Storyboarding & Bid Writing
  • Solution Design
  • Commercial Strategy
  • Reviews & Approvals
  • Production & Delivery
  • Learning Review
  • Post Submission Activity
Appraise Your Tender Efficiency & Effectiveness

Reviewing—against best practice and experience—your win rates, processes, submissions, tender team, production environment, systems, and technologies. We report on areas that are preventing sales and growth.

  • Tender Evaluation
  • Appraisal
  • Best Practice review
  • Reporting
  • Bid Process
  • Bid Quality
  • Bid Efficiency
  • Bid Effectiveness

Key skills we can bring to you

Our tender specialists are well-versed in managing bids, taking responsibility for the entire tendering process to ensure you submit winning tenders. Here's what Bid Specialists can bring when engaged with us.

Tender Qualification

Our tender specialists employ a rigorous qualification method that utilises quantitative analysis to assess your chances of winning a tender before committing to the costly bidding process. This method helps you make informed decisions about pursuing a particular opportunity, saving you valuable time and resources.

Capture Strategy

With our specialised capture plans, we work closely with your team to identify and outline potential tender opportunities. We evaluate the market environment, assemble the necessary resources, and guide the positioning of your offer to maximise your chances of success. We enhance your bid’s effectiveness by aligning all internal stakeholders and ensuring a consistent message.

Win Strategy

Our team develops a comprehensive winning strategy that defines a clear and focused approach for securing the contract and outperforming the competition. We take into account your strengths, unique selling points, and key advantages, placing a heavy emphasis on understanding the buyer’s needs and identifying differentiators and discriminators that set you apart.

Solution Development

Underpinning our winning strategy is the development of a compelling buyer solution. We leverage your subject matter expertise to craft the best possible solution that aligns with the winning strategy. This approach ensures that your proposal addresses the buyer’s requirements and showcases your value.

Commercial Strategy

Our commercial strategy approach involves structuring the bid and finances to maximise profitability while minimising risk. We carefully consider pricing, terms and conditions, and contractual agreements to create a competitive and financially viable proposal that meets your business goals and the buyer’s expectations.

Winning Process

Our 8-step tender winning process guides you through the entire bid preparation process. We follow a systematic approach to develop a compliant, compelling, and persuasive response that sets your bid apart. From initial planning to final submission, we ensure that each step carefully executes to optimise your chances of success.

Tender Management

With our disciplined management approach, we prioritise and streamline the tendering process. We set clear deadlines, assign tasks, and monitor progress to ensure that we take all necessary actions promptly. By managing the process efficiently, we help you stay on track and maximise the return on your investment.

Creative Writing

Our Bid Specialists have extensive experience writing thousands of tenders. They possess the expertise to craft compelling and persuasive content on various topics. With their writing skills and industry knowledge, they can create engaging narratives that resonate with evaluators and maximise your evaluation scores.

Content Editing

We provide comprehensive content editing services to ensure your response is persuasive and coherent. Our writing experts review and refine your content to ensure it reads as if a single contributor authored it. The edited response flows smoothly, telling a compelling story that captures the evaluators’ attention.

Graphic Design

We offer graphic design services to enhance the visual appeal and impact of your response. Our team leverages their design expertise to create visually appealing documents and presentations that effectively communicate your message. Combining well-crafted text with supporting graphics ensures that your bid stands out and leaves a lasting impression.

Desktop Publishing

Our desktop publishing capabilities allow us to create and publish documents and presentations across various publishing and creative platforms. We ensure your bid materials are professionally formatted, visually consistent, and meet the required standards. Our expertise in desktop publishing ensures that your bid looks polished and professional.

Expert Reviews

To ensure the quality and effectiveness of your response, we conduct expert reviews. Our experts assess whether your proposal is well-structured, clear, and aligned with the winning strategy. We evaluate if your response adequately answers the question and presents an appealing offer to the buyer. Our insights and feedback help refine your bid and enhance its overall quality.

Experience & Insight

Drawing on our extensive experience, we have honed various techniques to effectively convey a pitch that maximises your chances of securing a high-scoring submission and delivering exceptional value to the buyer. We understand what evaluators are looking for and know how to highlight the most compelling aspects of your tender submission. With our insights and expertise, we can help you craft a persuasive and impactful pitch that resonates with the buyer, setting you apart from the competition and positioning you as the preferred choice.

Proven Winning Strategy

We win tenders, consistently. Our strategies are based on experience and success. We collaborate with SMEs to consistently and systematically bid, win, and repeat.

What our clients have to say

“Bid Specialists played a crucial role in our successful bid for a government-funded contract. Their comprehensive expertise in bid planning, bid management, win strategy, commercial strategy, writing and editing, and graphic design helped us stand out from the competition and secure the contract. We were impressed by their attention to detail and exceptional communication skills throughout the process. We highly recommend Bid Specialists to anyone seeking to win competitive tenders.”

Conor MacGowan

What our clients have to say

“Always enjoy working on a Tender with Davey. Not only does he do a great job on the tender document but he also does a great job in really getting you to refocus on your business goals and message. Highly recommend.”

Tara Beattie

What our clients have to say

“First and foremost, I must commend the team at Bid Specialists for their outstanding service and commitment to excellence. They worked collaboratively with us on a significant tender, and their expertise was instrumental in securing the contract. Their professionalism and attention to detail were truly exceptional, and they were always available to answer any questions or concerns that arose throughout the bidding process. They demonstrated a deep understanding of your business objectives and translated them into a winning strategy, highlighting our company’s strengths and unique value proposition. Furthermore, the team at Bid Specialists were incredibly efficient and delivered the finished proposal on time without compromising quality. They went above and beyond to ensure that the submission met all the requirements and adhered to the strict guidelines set out by the tendering authority. In short, I highly recommend Bid Specialists to anyone seeking a reliable, responsive, and results-driven bid specialist company. Working with them was an absolute pleasure, and I have no hesitation in giving them my highest recommendation.”

Shaun McGinley

What our clients have to say

“Bid Specialists and Davey Owens are an extremely professional, diligent and intelligent Company. On many occasions, Bid Specialists were instrumental in our company’s success in being awarded contracts we tendered for. I would have had no hesitation in recommending Bid Specialists and Davey as an excellent partner for your tender requirements.”

Alan Hyde

What our clients have to say

“Bid Specialists are genuine Bid and Proposal Management experts with strategic business acumen. Their straightforward, insightful guidance and rational thought give an invaluable perspective on all areas of proposal management, backed up by a wide range of real-world experience from procurement and proposal mindsets. They add significant value to every situation in which they are involved. Thank you to Davey and the team for the business we have journeyed and won together.”

Marcus White

What our clients have to say

“Absolutely amazing service. The attention to detail was 100%. Davey was a pleasure to work with and had the patience of a Saint. We engaged a Bid Specialist to assist with an important tender in which we were bidding against larger operations than ourselves. We were successful, and it was commented that they hadn’t seen a document so informative and well presented. Highly recommended 👌”

Fiona Lawlor

What our clients have to say

“As part of our group operations, we have developed an extremely successful working partnership with Bid Specialists. Their commitment and dedication is boundless. We recognise and appreciate their attention to detail and creative approach whilst ensuring that submissions are of the highest quality and standards and are continuously delivered within the critical timescales. We look forward to working together with Bid Specialists on further submissions and would have no hesitation in recommending Bid Specialists to any future client.”

Geraldine Bradley

What our clients have to say

“Rezoomo has worked with several tender specialists, and we have found Bid Specialists to be the best by far. Extraordinarily knowledgeable, and the quality of the tenders is exceptional. Thanks Davey”

Cathal Doorley

What our clients have to say

“We enlisted the help of Davey with a recent Government tender of considerable value and associated prestige for our company.
After an initial briefing, it was evident that the services we had to offer, our integrity as a business and our dedication to quality would be showcased in a serious and uncompromisingly professional manner in Davey’s hands.

Although his first tender proposal for our industry, his insight into our operations and company objectives was utterly commendable.
Such was his attention to detail. It’s as if he swallowed the RFT document whole and then produced 100% recall and sound guidance on any related question we posed.

Lastly, but by no means least, Davey is a refreshingly no-nonsense guy to deal with and gave us his dedicated time throughout the process.”

Todd Kelly

What our clients have to say

“As part of our campaign to win large-scale government contracts, we’ve engaged Bid Specialists on RFIs, RFPs, full-blown ITTs, and supporting documentation. The Bid Specialists team has supported us with multiple business-critical framework bids, helping to elevate our responses to nigh-on perfect quality scores. To date, our partnership maintains a 100% win record. Thanks very much, Davey Owens and his team.”

Tommy Carroll

What our clients have to say

“I Used Bid Specialists recently.
I run a very small operation, so the advice and general help I got from Davey was invaluable. Against the much bigger competition, my bid was successful.

Probably the best money I’ve spent in Business…”

Dara Melinn

What our clients have to say

“I can’t recommend the bid specialists team any higher. I’ve worked with them for years and will continue working with the team.”

Mark O'Connor

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Sample Work

Due to client confidentiality, we cannot present in-depth customer proposals and bids. However, we provide excerpts of illustrative pages to underscore our proficiency and the calibre of our work. Our responses are customised to align with your specific opportunities, business, and brand identity.

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