Building surveying tenders are great opportunities to grow your business. However, they can seem confusing and complicated, particularly if you’ve never tendered before. Both the private and public sector release tenders for building surveying works and services.
Even if you have tendered for work before, you may have some questions and that’s perfectly normal. This blog will answer some of your frequently asked questions on building surveying tenders.
Building surveying tenders may be looking to procure the following services:
Sometimes, you can find building surveying tenders as part of a framework agreement. You may come across building surveying services as part of a larger framework for consultancy services. A framework agreement is a multi-supplier agreement that’s frequently used within the public sector. Frameworks can run for years at a time. They are a good way to secure a pipeline of work for your business if successful. Some may even have the possibility of an extension.
They are split into lots with each lot representing a specific good, work, service or geographical location. Lots allow suppliers to apply to the specific lots they specialise in or specific region they operate in. Depending on the building surveying tender agreement, a supplier may be eligible to apply for more than one lot. If this is the case, you’ll need to be prepared to provide evidence. You’ll have to demonstrate that your business has the capacity and resources to undertake the works across the selected lots.
Typically, you will be required to detail evidence of your completion and experience of previous contracts. Buyers want to know that you’re qualified, practised and experienced in delivering contracts similar in scale and scope.
Contractors will ask for you to provide previous case studies of contracts you have completed within the last five years. They should be tailored to exhibit your business capabilities and skillset. Depending on the word count, you could also detail any challenges you overcame, demonstrating your problem-solving skills and flexibility. Remember, keep them relevant to the contract at hand, including examples that are similar in complexity and location if possible.
A useful way to structure your building surveying tenders case studies is by using the STAR format:
You may be able to go on an optional or mandatory site visit prior to your tender submission. If this is an option, it’s highly recommended that you participate. Site visits give you an opportunity to see the proposed working environment with your own eyes. They can help you pick up on things you otherwise wouldn’t know and improve your tender response. They may even allow you to give more accurate pricing, gaining an insight into the buyer.
In short, yes. Even if the quality section is weighted less than cost buyers want to see a high-quality written response. You want your tender response to be persuasive. You need to convince the buyer that you’re the best business for the job. A stellar written response will also help you stand out from your competitors. You should aim for your response to be clear and concise. You should try and get your written response to meet as close to the word or page counts as possible.
Not every business has the time, resources or experience to write a winning response in-house. If that’s the case, outsourcing your next bid to tender writing specialists can help you secure your next construction contract.
Our sister company Hudson Succeed, are bid writing experts. They have over 60 years of bid writing experience and an 87% success rate. They offer four bid writing support services that can help with your next tender response. Whether you’re completely new to tendering or need your bid response proofread before you submit – they can help.
Once you’ve found the perfect building surveying tender for your business, why not send it over to them? Our Bid Writers can take care of it all for you. They’ll let you know what they need from you, providing you with a full Tender Writing breakdown. They’ll even submit it on your behalf.
If you’ve written your own tender response and need someone to double-check it for errors, Tender Mentor can help. Our Bid Team will proofread your work for any inconsistencies, grammar or spelling mistakes. They’ll also ensure that it’s in line with the specification before you submit.
Our Tender Ready programme is perfect for those who have never tendered before. A Bid Writer will work with you to make sure you have everything you need in place to tender successfully. The 4-week programme offers your business:
If you’ve been tendering but aren’t seeing the results you want, our Tender Improvement package can help. The Bid Team will assess your previous responses and tender documents, working with you to improve for future submissions. This package includes a 12-month subscription to Construction Tenders and additional tendering development services.
Finding the right building surveying tenders for your business can take up a lot of your time. You already have enough on your plate running a business to worry about trawling through various websites. Each website or portal may require its own login and password and keeping track can turn into a full-time job. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one, easy-to-navigate centralised portal that posts construction sector specific opportunities?
Construction Tenders hosts all the live construction leads and tenders from across the construction industry. Our Opportunity Trackers manually search and upload tenders from thousands of websites in the UK. There’s no reliance on inaccurate CPV codes that often results in missed opportunities. You’re able to search and filter the results by location, budget, keyword and more. This allows you to find the perfect building surveying tenders to suit your business needs.
1733/MR Building Surveying (Project) Estates and Facilities Management Consultancy Framework
University of Sheffield- Yorkshire and Humber- Budget: Undisclosed
Building Surveying Consultancy Framework
St.Helens Council- North West- Budget: Undisclosed
Building Surveying Consultancy Services
University of Ulster- Northern Ireland- Budget: £600,000
Building Surveying Services
Bath and North East Somerset Council- South West- Budget: Undisclosed
Building Surveying Services for St Helens Council
St.Helens Council- North West- Budget: Undisclosed
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