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The Bid Team can help you initiate a bid and ensure that the bid plans are sound and that key staff have been assigned their responsibilities.

A bid initiation is a planning exercise which examines the resources needed to commit, assign and secure to bid successfully. It includes a plan to win which is linked to scheduled bid reviews. The Bid Team has produced a guide to help companies through the initiation stage.

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It is important to create a bid plan to help decide whether the bid is a worthwhile investment of resources. The Bid Team has a proforma bid plan that focuses on the availability of resources and whether they can be secured for the bid.

It is important to create a bid plan to help decide whether the bid is a worthwhile investment of resources. The Bid Team has a proforma bid plan that focuses on the availability of resources and whether they can be secured for the bid.

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Identifying areas or sections of the bid that can be improved by sub-contractors should be made by analysing the requirements and determining where sub-contractors will score additional marks. The Bid Team’s solution assessment proforma identifies weak requirements that can be addressed by sub-contractors.

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There are a number of reviews that need to be undertaken to ensure that the bid is still worth the investment. Bid reviews should be scheduled as early as possible to make sure that key people can attend. The Bid Team has produced a proforma to facilitate the review schedule.

There are a number of reviews that need to be undertaken to ensure that the bid is still worth the investment. Bid reviews should be scheduled as early as possible to make sure that key people can attend. The Bid Team has produced a proforma to facilitate the review schedule.

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The pink team is a mid-bid review that can be held as many times as needed. The direction of the bid is either moved forward or the direction is altered as a result of the outcome of this review. The Bid Team has produced a proforma to facilitate this review.

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At each stage of the bid process there should be a reassessment of the likelihood of winning the bid. As the bid develops, more information becomes available and the likelihood of winning will change. The Bid Team has developed a series of gateway reviews that sign off the continued investment in the bid.

At each stage of the bid process there should be a reassessment of the likelihood of winning the bid. As the bid develops, more information becomes available and the likelihood of winning will change. The Bid Team has developed a series of gateway reviews that sign off the continued investment in the bid.

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The Bid Team can help you initiate a bid and ensure that the bid plans are sound and that key staff have been assigned their responsibilities.

Here’s a bit more information on the bid initiation for your guidance:

Initiating a bid is about ensuring that we have the correct resources allocated and committed to the bid. As part of this stage we need to produce a plan that considers all the future stages and determines how much the bid investment will be. The bid investment should then be justified against the likely return we expect from the delivery projects.

Once we have the committed resources to bid, we also need to establish that, when we win, we can deliver the project. The project plan that we develop at this stage of the bid is not meant to replace the project planning which we would normally undertake; it is meant to provide an outline plan that we can use to check people’s availability and commitment to delivering the project.

As part of this stage we may need to engage sub-contractors to strengthen our bid and increase our chances of winning. Sub-contractor engagement will need to be carefully managed to ensure we maintain a competitive advantage and our sub-contractors are supporting our bid exclusively.

A bid initiation is a planning exercise which examines the resources we need to commit, assign and secure to bid successfully. It includes a plan to win which is linked to scheduled bid reviews. The plan is used to assess the win probability based on our proposed approach to a particular bid.

Role descriptions for people working on the bid are defined using the role descriptions available from The Bid Team, including sub-contractor roles. Managerial aspects of controlling the bid process are also agreed at this time.

Sub-contractors and their certifications to work are checked. These certifications may relate to health and safety, as well as permissions to be able to work in potentially hazardous environments.

Bids are categorised into different types according to their value and other characteristics. Our bid types are a reflection of the cost and complexity of bidding rather than purely of potential bid value. For strategic reasons, we may wish to pursue relatively high cost bidding opportunities, as well as pursue relatively low-cost bidding opportunities which will generate proportionately higher returns on bidding investment. Bid types encompass all bidding scenarios which enable us to match and manage resources effectively. Reviews are scheduled throughout the process to check that our approach is likely to generate the best possible bid scores.

Pink team reviews and gateway reviews take place during this process. Pink team reviews ensure that the process is being adhered to. The pink team also reviews the direction of the bid.

Gateway reviews check whether our procedures are being followed and also give us an opportunity to confirm whether there is any cause for us to reconsider the bid.

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