Bids and Tenders
Support to providers
Sitra provides support to providers with bids and tenders, guiding them through new commissioning approaches to ensure they are prepared and able to respond when commissioners adopt new procurement approaches. Alongside our Tendering for Services training course, we offer a bespoke service to individual organisations when preparing for specific tenders, guiding them in their initial approaches, coaching them in completion of tender documents and acting as a ‘critical friend’ before submission.
Support for Tenders
a) Sitra supported a small charity through the tender process for services they already provided to young people, but who had not previously had to competitively tender. Using our initial tender guidance to set them on the right track and then our ‘critical friend’ support to oversee the final documents, they successfully passed the PQQ stage and now anticipate their full ‘Invitation to Tender documents shortly.
b) A specialist charity supporting women and children survivors of domestic abuse attended our practical and hands-on training in tender support and then commissioned Sitra to provide four days support to guide them through their tender documents and, again, act as critical friend, in overseeing the final papers prior to submission.