Our Approach to Efficient and Effective Tendering

An efficient and effective tendering system, achieved through a structured approach, accelerates maturity and success.

Developing an
Effective and Efficient
Tendering System

The number one differentiator between businesses that win tenders and those that don’t is that winners have in place an efficient and effective tendering system.

Your system and tendering maturity level will determine the most appropriate Bid Service.

More effort and investment deliver results and reduce costs over time. Tender feedback identifies areas for improvement and refines the approach for future success.

Three steps accelerate success:

Systemise: Standardise and streamline repetitive tendering information. Build systems, templates and content blocks.

Optimise: Reduce the time taken to produce responses. Build teams, processes, reviews and feedback loops.

Maximise: Measure the win rate and strive for improvement. Improve the process, document quality, and production time.

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

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.

Experience & Expertise

We use proven methods to develop winning strategies through storyboarding, coaching, and hands-on proposal development. 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 specialist:

  • 25-years experience
  • 10K+ tenders completed
  • MBA-qualified
  • IntertradeIreland go-2-tender mentor
  • Multi-million euro contracts
  • Trusted winning process
  • 85% win rate
  • Multiple awards winner

Davey Owens, MBA
Bid Specialists Founder & Principal

Davey Owens, MBA
Bid Specialists Founder & Principal

A winner of the 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021 Tech Excellence Awards for client projects.

We work with the best

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