Fit To Bid®


A fully funded support package to enable local businesses get Fit To Bid®.

This innovative supply-chain programme involves an online Bid Capability Assessment of each company, followed by skills workshops and expert 1:1 advice to enable small businesses to:

  • Win more contracts
  • Master the Art & Science of bid writing
  • Connect with key buyers and Tier-1 & Tier-2 Suppliers at Heathrow, Gatwick, Local Authorities, HS2, TFL, Transit Hubs, Infrastructure Projects
  • Access live tenders and submit winning bids

Fit To Bid® Specialist Skills Workshops/Webinars:

  • Bid Skills Training (Foundation and Intermediate)
  • Marketing to Tier-1 Suppliers (including B2B Lead Generation)
  • Business Model Design
  • Project Management
  • Sales Enablement
  • Presenting to Win

Impact Assessment Survey

The London Borough of Ealing engaged Branduin to deliver a pilot Fit To Bid® programme aimed at enhancing the ability of local businesses to bid for and win contracts with Heathrow Airport, Ealing Council and other Tier-1 Suppliers.

56 businesses applied by completing an online Bid Capability Assessment Questionnaire via a dedicated website, of which 45 eligible businesses joined the programme.

The programme was successfully reshaped by moving from face-to-face delivery to online webinars, and by incorporating new webinars to help local businesses recover from the effects of the pandemic.

All respondents were either Very Satisfied or Satisfied with the advice given at the Workshops/Webinars and 1:1 advice sessions. There was no expression of dissatisfaction. 78% of respondents felt that (the enforced) switch from physical to online webinars (caused by the pandemic) had been Very Successful or Successful.

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The training helped improve my business skills, and this was particularly useful as we navigated the unprecedented challenges brought about by Covid-19. Some of the old plans, processes and actions no longer work or are as effective. New thinking required!”
Ruth-Anne Lynch, The Pallets Yard Ltd

“We have employed someone new for an existing position and have increased their job description to include bid writing.”
Phil Tottman, Book of Beasties Ltd

“Good business advice – Adaptability from the Business Model Canvas.”
Chris Scranny, Nu Electrical Ltd

“Thank you – a lot of things a smaller company may not have considered needing to do in the past – this has provided a great structure.”
Raymond Patmore, Helix Design Ltd

For more information please call us on 020 3488 7150.

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