The 5 Most Common Types of Structural Engineering Tenders You Could Win

Published10th June 2022 AuthorJohn Hudson

Are you aware of the types of structural engineering tenders you can bid for?

Knowing the type of structural engineering tenders buyers procure is a good starting point when finding new opportunities. In this blog, we have listed the five most common types of structural engineering tenders out there.

Already familiar with structural engineering tenders and want to get started?

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The 5 most common types of structural engineering tenders you can source:

  1. Building

You will find that structural engineering tenders for buildings, is the most common type of tender you can source. The contracts involve working on the design and construction of the building so that it is structurally sound. This could be anything from a new build housing project to office buildings, to skyscrapers.

  1. Aeronautical

Structural engineering tenders within this sector can refer to both the vessels and the associated equipment (i.e., satellites). Services will involve ensuring the structure is stable, but also ensuring that it can operate consistently under the right conditions. Aeronautical structural engineering tenders will usually be based in airports or airfields. Anywhere that uses aircraft vessels. This could even mean space vessels.

  1. Nautical

These tenders could be for passenger vessels, cargo ships or even submarines. Basically, any vessels that are used out at sea. However, it could also include other structures that are associated with nautical vessels, such as wind-turbines. This could be design and building-associated equipment to support the vessels out at sea.

  1. Oil and Gas

Structural engineering tenders within the oil and gas industry can involve different projects/services. This could be pipework, working on a rig, or in the gas/oil field. Quite typically, working in this industry usually means working on quite a large structure. The projects will be big and require a lot of time. It could include anything from designing, testing, and inspecting equipment, to general maintenance and building work.

  1. Bridges

Structural engineering tenders here could include the designing of the bridge, inspection of the bridges, or building the structure. It will require you to ensure that the bridge works effectively in the environment it is built for. Ensuring it can withstand the required loads and is safe for use.


There are five common types of structural engineering tenders that you can bid for. These are:

  • Building
  • Aeronautical
  • Nautical
  • Oil and gas
  • Bridges

You may find that your services can crossover into different sectors. You will need to establish what you and your business can provide, and where your services lie. From there, you can then begin to source new structural engineering tenders.

Where can I find structural engineering tenders?

Are you looking for new structural engineering tenders? Use Construction Tenders to find your next opportunity.

Construction Tenders is one centralised, easy-to-navigate portal hosting public and private leads and tendering opportunities.

You don’t need to rely on CPV Codes. Our Opportunity Trackers manually search and upload tenders from hundreds of websites, making it easier for you to find them. You can find the best tender for you by filtering the results by budget, keyword, and location.

Here are just seven past structural engineering tenders we have sourced on our portal:

Structural Works at 24 St Peters Road, Whitby

Beyond Housing – Yorkshire – Budget: £35,000

Structural & Civil Engineering Consultant at Corby College

Bedford College – Eastern – Budget: £100,000

ESPH SB Civil and Structural Engineer Services for Bexhill Town Hall Renaissance Project (ESPH494)

Rother District Council – South East – Budget: £100,000

Structural Engineer Enquiry – Heanor Hub – Southeast Derbyshire College

Amber Valley Borough Council – East Midlands – Budget: £200,000

Civil Structural Engineering Services for Additional Accommodation at Brideswell NS, Brideswell, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Brideswell National School – Republic of Ireland – Budget: £1,580,000

CP7 Eastern Region Renewals and Minor Enhancements

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd – London – £4billion

Framework Agreement for the Provision of Aeronautical Engineering Technical Manpower Augmentation

Ministry of Defence – West Midlands – Budget: Undisclosed

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  • Buyer portal management including registration, password management, downloading documents and assessing viability based on your bid or no-bid strategy.

The Pre-Bid Master package offers your business:

  • All the above
  • Up to seven tender breakdowns per month, depending on the package you choose
  • A Strategy delivered by a Senior Bid Manager with a minimum of five years of experience. It will also be managed by our Global Bid Director.

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Need help writing your next tender?

If you don’t have the resources or time to write a winning bid, why not outsource it? Our sister company, Hudson Succeed, boasts an 87% success rate and has over 60 years of collective bidding experience. They offer four bid writing support packages to help you on the path to success. Whether you’re new to tendering, or simply need someone to proof your written response before you submit – we can help.

Tender Ready

Our Tender Ready programme is designed for those who have never tendered before. This 4-week programme works with you to ensure you have everything in place to tender successfully.

Tender Improvement

Tender Improvement can help if you’re already tendering but aren’t seeing success from your current efforts. Our Bid Writers will assess your previous submissions and supporting documents. They’ll give you feedback and guidance on how to improve, helping you to secure your next structural engineering tender.

Tender Mentor

If you’ve written a tender and need someone to proofread it – Tender Mentor is for you. A Bid Writer will double-check it’s in line with the specification and free of any grammar or spelling mistakes.

Tender Writing

If you’ve found the perfect tender but don’t know where to start – we can help. Send the specification over to us and our Bid Team will do the rest. They’ll let you know what they need from you and provide you with a full breakdown. They’ll even submit it on your behalf, leaving you more time to focus on your business.

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