Time Management When Writing Bids
Bid Writing – Time Management
Bid writing can be a stressful process if you do not have the tools and understanding. We have heard of plenty of panicked suppliers that have not left themselves with enough time for submission.
THE BID IS DUE IN 20-MINUTES! – WHERE IS GAVIN WITH THAT DOCUMENT I ASKED FOR?
This is something you do not want to say or hear 20-minutes before a tender deadline.
We are mixed bunch here at Tender VLE. Whilst some of us love working toward pressured and imminent deadlines, last-minute submissions are not worth the palpitations.
We’ve provided a few best practice principles to make sure you don’t create unnecessary panic at the last minute and can time-manage the bid writing more effectively.
Know your deadlines
There will have been times in the past, especially if you’re handling more than one tender at a time, where a date may have been mixed up and you’ve realised that the bid is due in 24 minutes and not 24 hours as thought. Read the tender timetable carefully – this will enable you to start planning effectively. Tender Timetables are featured in the instructions to tender and look something like this: