Prior to appointing Tender Bids to implement the accredited certification of our Quality Management system we had engaged them to assist in the completion of several business critical tender document submissions where they were able to demonstrate their expertise in business process, re-engineering and clear concise document creation to a standard where one national client commented. The submission was the best they had ever received.
Head of Project Management at University of Strathclyde
Tom has provided great direction, assistance and support in implementing our Frameworks for Consultants and Contractors.
Public Procurement is an absolute minefield that one can inadvertently trip into, leading to challenges and subsequent delay and loss of reputation. Tom has an in depth and thorough knowledge of the issues coupled with a straightforward and proactive approach to implementation that achieves compliance with the legislation in a sensible and workable manner.
Furthermore, he maintains an up to date, detailed awareness of applicable case law and precedents that impact upon the field and has provided an invaluable knowledge resource to keep us right.
Definitely someone you would want on your side, regardless what side you are on!!
Managing Director APM Contracts Ltd
We at APM Contracts Ltd carry out a large part of our annual works for blue chip public sector clients, changes to how contracts are tendered meant we were losing out in our existing markets. We have always delivered on the job, now we needed to deliver on paper to get the job. I have the philosophy of hiring the right skill for the right job, so I looked around at who could help. Tender Bids came on
board and immediately helped turn things around.
Thankfully they speak the language of our industry and not their industry!! The quality of our submissions at last showed who we really were, and what we could deliver and the evaluation scores we got back from the authorities showed that they knew it toâ€.
Director of Support Services at Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
Tom Callaghan is an outstanding Procurement Specialist, who has worked with the executive team in the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) from 2009, and continues to support the organisation, as required.
He worked as Procurement Lead on a business critical projects and has advised on issues of compliance and governance; provided excellent and comprehensive training for staff in key procurement issues; and prepared a bank of procurement guides and policy documents. In a procurement advisor you want competence and assurance, that you are getting the best legal and practice information: Tom provides such assurance in spades. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of the regulatory framework coupled with an encyclopedic wealth of practical experience.
Tom also provides a service which feels bespoke: quickly appreciating the culture and values of the organisation, which enabled him to positively influence a change in approach to procurement. He is responsive and reliable, always delivering in a manner that meets the clients needs, underpinned by a strong professional code of practice. An exceptional contributor.
Managing Director JS McColl (Painting Contractors) Ltd
JS McColl Ltd would recommend the services of Tender Bids Ltd for any company which wishes to enhance its profile in the market place or is looking to improve their success rate in tendering for public sector contracts. Working with Tender Bids they have delivered a high success rate in both PQQ’s and Tenders with little time input from ourselves.
We have always had difficulty trying to make documents and tenders reflect how well we operate our work systems, process controls, quality management and commitment. That is now a thing of the past. Tender Bids continually come up with a clear concise response to the questions poised in a manner which reflects our expertise in Painting Management and has delivered a very high level of success and has enhanced the reputation of JS McColl Ltd.