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Tender Team assists as Bid Consultant to win €180m contract

29 April 2015

Following a detailed tender evaluation process the Eriugena consortium was selected as Preferred Tenderer on 13th March 2015 for the design and build of the Central and East Quad at the Grangegorman DIT Campus. Another success for Tender Team! The E...

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Quick Tips to Help You Win Business

27 August 2014

Ahead of our seminars in September and October, we’ve compiled some quick tips to help you win business with your bids and presentations. Improve your writing style Use shorter paragraphs. Ideally, they should be 4 lines max, so people can ...

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New EU Directives on Public Procurement

14 May 2014

The directives came into force on 17 April 2014 and Member States now have two years to implement the directives into national law. The primary stated objective of the new directives is the simplification of the procurement rules generally as well as...

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Dramatic Changes for SME’s to Win Public Sector Contracts

28 March 2014

Public procurement is the buying of goods and services by the Irish State and bodies that are State funded. This should be done according to public procurement rules, and provide a level playing field for suppliers tendering for contracts, as laid do...

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Sales and Marketing Coordinator Job

26 March 2014

Tender Team are looking for a Sales Marketing Coordinator to join their team! This is a perfect role for a sales and marketing professional looking for a full time position or someone looking for a more flexible position. You’ll be working clo...

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Communicating a Winning Pitch

12 February 2014

Most of us learned the rules of good communications when we were barely able to walk. We learned how to tailor our messages to our different audiences (one grown-up versus another); we learned how to ask for what we wanted; and we learned what how to...

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It's all about the client...customer service counts

27 January 2014

Sheena Lowey gives some timely advice to professional practices on holding onto clients in an increasingly challenging environment. Top lawyers and accountants are winning more and more international business every year. The Irish branches of both pr...

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How to Exploit the Tender Trap - The Sunday Times

25 October 2013

Anne Williams, from Bridgestock, talked to Irish Times journalist Sandra O’Connell about how she approaches tenders. Wayne Dignam, managing director of Tender Team, shares some insights into smart tendering.  How to Exploit the Tender Trap...

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5 Ways to Win More Tenders

03 October 2013

How can Tender Team help you when it comes to tendering for new work? There are lots of ways we can help, but to make life easy we have packaged our services into five simple steps to tender success.  ONE → Tender Training Would you like to...

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Maybe "Not Tendering" is the right answer?

26 September 2013

Maybe Not Tendering is the right answer? Written by Erica Lund, Tender Consultant, Tender Team, elund@tenderteam.ie I recently had a client who worked with an organisation for seven years and then found herself having to tender for the work this year...

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Views from the Top

05 March 2013

How leading Professional Services firms acquire and retain clients Written by Fiona Dolan, Bid Manager, Tender Team fdolan@tenderteam.ie   Relationship, Relationship, Relationship A core theme which comes back time and again from client surveys ...

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The Role of the Bid Manager

05 March 2013

Written by Louise Carroll, Bid Coordinator, Tender Team lcarroll@tenderteam.ie   The Role of the Bid Manager It is the role of the Bid Manager, or Bid Coordinator, to smoothly manage a response to 'Request for Tenders' (RFT) or 'Request for Prop...

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The National Procurement Awards 2012

10 December 2012

Tender Team finished off 2012 with an award at the National Procurement Awards, ‘Excellence in Procurement involving indigenous SME’s’.  This recognises the amount of business we have helped win for our SME client base in Ireland through winning public sector contracts.  It also recognises the success of our new software, Tender Scout.

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ISO 9001 Certification for Ballycroy, Killeen, Kilmeena Group Water Schemes.

10 December 2012

At the presentation of the ISO 9001 Certificate for the Water Scheme were; An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, Caroline Geoghegan ISO Consultant of Tender Team, Sean Corrigan, Group Water Scheme Manager and Michael Ring TD, Minister of state for Tourism & ...

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Public Procurement Changes - Tender Team Seminar

08 October 2012

Public Procurement changes - learn all you need to know in this half day seminar on 6th November.

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New International Tendering Service

02 April 2012

Help with winning contracts abroad We have developed a tailored Tendering Service to help you win contracts abroad through practical advice and support.  Contact us for a free* international  tendering and export consultation in our Dublin ...

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Opportunities in Public Sector Procurement Report

22 March 2012

Brian Hayes TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Minister for Small Business John Perry recently launched a major new Report on Opportunities in Public Sector Procurement. The Report, compiled by ...

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Green Public Procurement (GPP) - Buying Green!

21 March 2012

Green Tenders and GPP  The European Union (EU) drive to integrate environmental requirements and considerations  into public purchasing contracts, has led to the introduction of Green tenders, an action plan on Green public procurement, int...

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National Procurement Awards 2011

06 October 2011

Tender Team shortlisted for ‘Best Procurement Team’ and ‘Excellence in Procurement involving indigenous SME’s’ at the National Procurement Awards 2011!          ...

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Price is King

12 August 2011

‘If the price is too good to be true, let the supplier prove otherwise’ is a comment a buyer told me recently. Price is king in the public tendering market at present, so learn to find the correct trade off between price and capability. ...

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Standardised suite of procurement documents launched

05 August 2011

The National Procurement Service has produced a suite of documents to be used across the Central Government Departments/Civil Service for the procurement of low to medium risk goods and services. They have also issued a contract template for goods an...

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What is the National Procurement Service?

29 July 2011

The National Procurement Service (NPS) has put in place in excess of 40 contracts and frameworks with a total value of € 414 million since 2009. The most recent tender the NPS managed was for central purchasing of managed print services for the ...

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Speech on Government Procurement by David Cameron

04 March 2011

Today, we are announcing big changes to the way government does business. By that, I mean what I say: literally, the way it does business. The contracts it signs, the goods and services it purchases - and the way it purchases them. We need to make th...

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Tendering to Win - The Importance of Competitive Intelligence

04 March 2011

written by Tony Corrigan Knowing your Enemy To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy said Sun Tzu, in the Art of War. Sometimes competing for business can seem like a battle, where the odds are stacked against you and the odds of success are in...

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Getting the most out of www.etenders.gov.ie

05 January 2011

Background to www.etenders.gov.ie www.etenders.gov.ie was set up by the Irish Government to facilitate best practice in procurement for public bodies, agencies and authorities when advertising for potential suppliers for the huge range of goods, serv...

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Public Procurement in Ireland needs reform

04 January 2011

The public procurement process in Ireland is in need of reform, writes Wayne Dignam. Click here to download the full article Defeated England World Cup bid leader Andy Anson recently admitted that there is no point in the country bidding again until ...

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The 12-Step Guide to Better Proposals

24 September 2010

Date: 24th, September 2010  Author: Wayne Dignam Over the years, the lives of many people have changed dramatically as a result of 12- Step Programs like that which form the foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous. The success of these programs led m...

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ISO Standards & Accreditation: What, Why & How?

15 September 2009

Why you need ISO Standards and how to get ISO Accreditated? To get your accreditation, call Tender Team today on 01 679 7170 or email Caroline Geoghegan at cgeoghegan@tenderteam.ie. Why you need ISOs Today, organisations are realising the advantage, ...

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