Bid Consult

Maximise Your Win Rate. Expert Tender and Bid Consultation Services in Ireland

Expert Help to Appraise
Your Tender Efficiency
& Effectiveness

We work with you to evaluate and appraise your entire tender function. 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 Review and
Bid Function Consultation Services

Our consultation services maximise your chances of success by pinpointing areas for improvement in your bidding process and enhancing your bid-related capabilities. Our services include a comprehensive review of your tenders, bid function setup, and ongoing performance, focusing on identifying areas for improvement and providing practical recommendations to enhance your bid success.

Tender Review

Appraising your latest tender, pinpointing areas for improvement

  • Review Compliance
  • Review Structure
  • Review Technical Merit
  • Review Creativity
  • Review Win Themes
  • Review Value Proposition
  • Review Visuals & Graphics
  • Review Win Probability

Function Review

Appraising your bid function setup, efficiency & effectiveness

  • Bid Capture Planning
  • Bid Qualification
  • Bid Win Strategy
  • Bid Proposal Strategy
  • Bid Risk Management
  • Bid Leadership & Experience
  • Bid Environment & IT Skills
  • Bid Presentation Skills
  • Bid Win Rate & RoI


Appraising your performance on a scheduled interval basis

  • Bid Process
  • Bid Quality
  • Bid Efficiency
  • Bid Effectiveness

Key skills we can
bring to you

Increasing your win rate by 1% can significantly impact your return on investment. Rather than chasing more leads, improving your win rate can be more beneficial. Minor improvements in your win rate can require considerable effort but are often worth it.

Tender Review

Contracting Authority feedback needs to be more detailed to appraise your tender responses against their evaluation criteria or to gain fundamental insights to make tangible improvements.

Our independent review will critically evaluate a previous tender submission and provide marked-up responses with edits and comments.

Our evaluation will critically assess your approach and response to the questions, the depth and appropriateness of the solution, measures of value, client focus, persuasiveness, grammar, writing style, structure, visual appeal, etc.

Process Review

However good your people are, more than people is needed to maximise your win rate. You need an efficient and effective Bid Management and Production Process.

Our audit will critically evaluate – against the best practice – your end-to-processes from qualification to proposal management, logistics planning, resource allocation, scheduling, assignments, proposal writing, production, reviews and submission.

We can develop and document appropriate processes if none exist. We interview all the stakeholders – heads of sales, sales personnel, and members of the bid support function. We present detailed findings and recommendations to the senior management team.

Function Review

There are several key areas where investment can directly impact win rates. A slight percentage win rate increase would justify significant effort and investment in these areas.
We’ll critically evaluate the functions available to support your bid process regarding bid resourcing, capability, availability, tools, systems, subject matter experts, graphic designers, writers, etc.

We’ll thoroughly review your tender library, reviewing stock content such as company and corporate information, product descriptions, case studies, references, branding & imagery, templates, etc.

Our bid specialist will require access to the relevant resources and systems for a thorough review. We interview all the stakeholders – heads of sales, sales personnel, and members of the bid support function. We present detailed findings and recommendations to the senior management team.

Win Rate Analysis

What will a 1% change in your win rate return? If you don’t know, you need to gather the data to calculate it. Because small increases in win rates are often worth considerable effort, increasing your win rate will usually net a better ROI than chasing more leads.

We’ll thoroughly analyse your win rate and performance against segments and market targets. We’ll set up a reporting structure if none exists.

We interview all the stakeholders – heads of sales, sales personnel, and members of the bid support function. We present detailed findings and recommendations to the senior management team.

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

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.

Our Other Services

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

Frequently asked questions

Want to know more about Bid Consult? Browse our frequently asked questions below.

What is tender consultation in Ireland?

Tender consultation involves seeking expert advice and guidance from consultants like Bid Specialists to help businesses improve their tendering processes and increase their chances of winning bids.

What is bid consultation in Ireland?

Bid consultation is a service provided by consultants like Bid Specialists to help businesses improve their bid strategy, proposal quality, and win rate. The consultants offer expert advice and guidance to businesses to help them prepare competitive bids that meet the requirements of the tender documents.

What is a bid consultant in Ireland?

A bid consultant in Ireland is a professional who provides expert guidance and support to businesses in their bidding process. They help companies to prepare compelling bids that meet the requirements of the tender documents and increase their chances of winning the bid.

What is the Bid Consult service?

The Bid Consult service is a comprehensive bidding support service by Bid Specialists, including tender review, function review, and continuous improvement. It helps businesses improve their bidding processes and increase their win rates.

What is a tender review?

Tender review is a service provided by a bid consultant to help businesses appraise their latest tender and pinpoint areas for improvement. It includes reviewing compliance, structure, technical merit, creativity, win themes, value proposition, visuals and graphics, and win probability.

What is function review?

Function review is a service provided by a bid consultant to help businesses appraise their bid function setup, efficiency, and effectiveness. It includes bid capture planning, bid qualification, bid win strategy, bid proposal strategy, bid risk management, bid process and planning, bid team management, bid leadership and experience, bid environment and IT skills, bid presentation skills, bid win rate and ROI.

What is continuous improvement?

Continuous improvement is a service provided by a bid consultant to help businesses appraise their bidding process, quality, efficiency, and effectiveness on a scheduled interval basis. It allows companies to identify areas for improvement and implement changes to enhance their bidding processes and increase their win rates.

What are the benefits of using bid consultancy services in Ireland?

The benefits of using bid consultancy services in Ireland include improving the quality of bids, increasing win rates, reducing the time and effort required to prepare bids, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the bid process, and accessing expert guidance and support

How much do bid consultancy services in Ireland cost?

The cost of bid consultancy services in Ireland varies depending on the scope and complexity of the project. It is best to contact a bid consultancy firm directly to discuss the specific requirements of your project and receive a customised quote.