INTERIM BID SUPPORT
A TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS ALWAYS READY TO HELP YOU WIN
We regularly support many companies of all sizes to write their bids. We have a pool of experts who will temporarily join you and ensure you write a winning proposal.
Our writers, graphics and media experts, editors, proofreaders and reviewers are all readily available. We also have a team of experienced bid managers and directors who will work with you to build your winning strategy.
DECIDING WHO YOU NEED: OUR TEAM IS YOUR TEAM.
Bid Perfect maintains a talent pool of professional bid personnel who will join you to cover a shortfall in resources. We can also provide an entire team to manage a full-scale complex bid project.
Our professional interims can manage every element of a winning bid. We currently manage a talent pool with c.300 registered bid professionals whose experience and skills cover every conceivable requirement. We work across all business sectors, with clients located around the world (as at August 2020, we have delivered bid support in 19 countries). A significant number of our associates have worked with us since we were founded in 2007.
All you need to do is contact us and tell us what support you need. We will take you through the process and arrange interviews with those associates we think will be most suited to your needs.
Who are you looking for?
Graphic Specialists and Designers
Digital Bid Specialists
Experts in Film / Video
HOW TO ENGAGE US
WE KEEP IT SIMPLE AND PAINLESS. GETTING THE RIGHT SKILLS AT A PRICE THAT MEETS YOUR BUDGET IS STRAIGHTFORWARD.ONE OF OUR FRIENDLY TEAM WILL DISCUSS YOUR BID PROJECT WITH YOU AND THE BACKGROUND TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
They will ask you questions that will determine the people and skills you will need and make appropriate recommendations. We won't ask you to make decisions right away, we understand that you'll want to reflect on the information you receive.
We will give you the costs (which is usually a day rate) and a selection of potential candidates to review. We will put the costs in writing to you and give you CVs for the personnel we recommend. You can also speak to or interview potential Bid Perfect associates before you make a final decision.
All our associates are skills tested and have had their references checked in detail. They are fully insured and will be operating under a strictly controlled contract with us.
Do you operate on a no win – no fee basis?
No. We will produce an exceptional bid for you, but sometimes it won't win due to factors beyond our control. These factors may include pricing, relationship, political considerations or the appropriateness of your solution.
Do you charge a commission for a winning bid?
No. Our fees are based on a simple day and expense rate which varies according to the skills and experience required of our Associate. There are no further costs.
Is there a minimum contract length?
No. You can have a Bid Perfect Associate for as long (or as little) as you need them.
Can I cancel if I decide to abandon the bid?
Yes. We will agree a notice period, but this can be as little as one day.
What if the person we take on falls ill?
We will replace them immediately if the bid project is likely to be compromised.
Will you be able to advise me on IR35 legislation?
Yes. Legislation regarding tax and NI for interim placements is changing in April 2021. The changes will be made under preexisting 'IR35' rules. Bid Perfect has been meticulously planning for these changes and has a comprehensive policy that will answer any questions you may have. Our team is ready to advise you and ensure that your planned interim support is fully compliant with all changes to the tax laws.
How long is a day and will your associates work unsocial hours?
A typical day is about eight hours, but our associates are flexible and able to judge what time is needed to complete a project. We will discuss the likelihood of unsocial hours or the need to work weekends with you in advance. Generally, an interim bid professional is not expected to reflect a typical '9-5' day that may be required of your employed team. He or she is expected to deliver the agreed project within the timeframes settled upon at the commencement of the contract.
Will they work in my offices?
Yes. Associates can work with you and your other stakeholders if that is your preference. They can also work remotely for some or all of the time. How you wish to work will be decided in advance.
COVID-19 arrangements: due to the restrictions imposed on businesses as a result of the pandemic, we will generally require that interim personnel supplied by Bid Perfect work remotely if all statutory precautionary measures cannot be guranteed within your offices. We are regularly reviewing this arrangement with each shift in governement advice and in consultation with our interim associates.
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The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) was formed to give all firms involved in the recruitment of professional talent and that have a commitment to excellence, the specialist support and distinctive voice they need to be successful. It gives candidates and employers a trusted badge of quality whilst providing member firms with an innovative range of services designed for them by recruitment experts.
These services, combined with its growing international profile, commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and opportunities for professional networking give APSCo members a unique opportunity to develop their businesses and gain competitive advantage