How to Tender for Scaffolding Work

Published8th July 2022 AuthorJohn Hudson

Here’s the secret to winning a tender for scaffolding work

Are you curious about how to find and win tenders for scaffolding work? There is a lot that must be understood to find the perfect contract. This also goes into writing a winning tender. Stick around as we cover how to find a tender for scaffolding work and how to win them!

What is a tender for scaffolding work?

If you are completely new to bids and tenders, you may wonder what a tender for scaffolding work is. Simply, it is a contract for work that various suppliers can bid for. The contracting authority is the organisation that requires this particular work. They will accept bids from suppliers and choose the most suitable candidate to deliver the contract. The supplier(s) that are awarded the contract will be chosen through a thorough evaluation process.

Where to find a tender for scaffolding work

Most people will search for a tender via a search engine such as Google. This will bring up almost endless results. You’ll be swamped with websites that can feature scaffolding contracts. However, the tricky part is navigating these results and finding contracts suitable for you. The likelihood is that you’ll be conducting this work locally, in a defined location. So, you’ll be searching for contracts in this particular area. However, when simply using Google, you’ll likely struggle to find work that meets all your specifications.

That is why we recommend using a tender tracking portal, such as ours: Construction Tenders. These portals are designed specifically to make it easier for businesses to find contracts. With our portal, we display key information so users can instantly see if they’re acceptable for a contract. Users can use these filters to search specifically for tenders that are suitable for them.

With Hudson Discover’s 11 sector-specific portals, you can streamline the process of finding a tender. Use filters such as location, deadlines, budget, and keywords to find a tender right for you. Through the Construction Tenders portal, it couldn’t be easier to find tenders for scaffolding work. Or could it…

Want to save time looking for tenders for scaffolding work? Try Discover Elite

Sign up to Discover Elite via your chosen portal. Then, a dedicated Account Manager will find live bids on your behalf. They’ll speak with you weekly to discuss opportunities that may interest you. This is especially helpful for those with little time to spare due to busy schedules.

Upgrading to Discover Elite will ensure you never miss a tendering opportunity even when you’re busy!

The Ultimate Time-Saving Tool offers your business:

  • An annual subscription to a maximum of two Discover portalsof your choice.
  • Up to five bid breakdowns per month to help you make your bid or no-bid
  • Weekly phone calls with your Account Manager to discuss viable leads and tendering opportunities.
  • Award and pre-market engagement notices are monitored on your behalf.
  • Public and private buyer portal management including registering, password management, downloading documents and assessing viability based on your bid strategy.

Here are some examples of tenders for scaffolding work found on our portal: 

National Framework Agreement Scaffolding – Republic of Ireland – Budget: Undisclosed

Scaffolding Services – London – £2.2million 

Provision of Scaffolding Services at Various Regions – Scotland – Budget: Undisclosed

Scaffolding Framework Agreement – Republic of Ireland – Budget: Undisclosed

Scaffolding for Billown Course – International – Budget: Undisclosed

How to win a tender for scaffolding work

Found the perfect scaffolding tender? Now, you’re likely wondering how to win. The good news is that we have some expert tips from seasoned Bid Writers.

1.     Make sure your bid response is clear and concise

You need to ensure your bid is clear and easy to read. The buyer doesn’t want to read loads of waffle. Stick to the point and answer questions as concisely as possible. This will help you stand out for all the right reasons.

2.     Proofread your bid before submission

It is crucial to proofread and edit your bid before submission. If you don’t, you are almost certainly submitting a bid with errors. Your bid needs to be of the highest standard possible to impress the buyer. If it is littered with mistakes, they will see you as unprofessional and lazy. If you don’t put the effort into your bid, they won’t trust you with their contract.

3.     Check your eligibility 

Before you even begin writing and planning your bid, you should thoroughly check your eligibility. You would be surprised how many people choose to bid for a contract they aren’t eligible for. The buyer may ask for the supplier to have a certain accreditation, for example. If you don’t, you won’t be considered, and you essentially waste your time and resources.

4.     Have your bid designed (if permitted)

Sometimes, you can submit a designed bid if the buyer hasn’t given a specified format for the submission. This allows you to showcase your organisation however you wish. We recommend having your bid professionally designed. This way, you can stand out to the buyer.

Still got questions about tenders for scaffolding work? Contact us to speak to one of our experts and learn more about how we can help you.

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 scaffolding 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.

Get in touch for more information about our bid management consultancy services.

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