Why you need to check that proposal, again!

Accuracy! Most of the time, paying attention to detail is the difference between a good and credible Proposals Manager and one who consistently has a shabby non-compliant submission.

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Paying attention to detail is something that every Proposals Manager should take very seriously, in fact, it should be a watchword! This ranges from making sure that we respond to all the Client’s requirements where possible, to ensuring that grammar is right, sentences make sense and there is a flow in all the information we provide to the Client. Continue reading “Why you need to check that proposal, again!”

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How to get the info you need for your bid submission

Anyone working in proposals will attest to the fact that, getting the quality of information required in time for a bid submission is one of the major challenges of working in proposals. As a Proposals Manager, how do you get others to see the need and urgency for the information required to submit a credible bid? How do you make them understand that the bid cannot wait and the information you need is paramount to the success or failure of your submission?

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Understanding Bank Guarantees as a Proposals Manager

Bank guarantees act as an irrevocable assurance to the Client that the bank will pay the specified amount of money for which the bank is giving the guarantee for if the Bidder does not fulfil its agreed contractual obligations. Continue reading “Understanding Bank Guarantees as a Proposals Manager”

Skype Interview Tips For A Tendering Or Proposals Role

With globalization and a lot of people working as expatriates in various parts of the world, Skype has been increasingly used as a means of interviewing people in advance of them being employed into a company. Here are a few tips that might help you ace that Skype interview. For examples of interview questions you might be asked, you can visit my previous post here:

With tendering or proposals jobs, there will most likely be no requirement for a practical session, except your interviewers want to be pedantic. The focus will more likely be on your ability to express yourself confidently as this will be a major requirement in a tendering or proposals role. Continue reading “Skype Interview Tips For A Tendering Or Proposals Role”

Interview tips for a Tendering/Proposals or Bid Manager Position

TenderingTendering, to give just a brief definition, can be described as the process of putting together a credible and convincing bid package/proposal in response to a client’s Request For Proposal (RFP), Request For Quotation (RFQ) or Request For Information (RFI) – that matches the clients request in order to win work for your business. The tendering process or role is called different things by different people and different companies, this includes proposals and bids.

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