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What It Takes To Make A Winner

Bidding isn’t a test – it’s a competition. And it’s not the taking part that counts.

In bidding as in sports, you win and lose in the margins. You drop a few points here and there, and are out of...

4 Things You Need to do Before You Write That Proposal

Writing a successful bid proposal isn’t easy. In fact, it's ridiculously hard. Every proposal must be clear, concise and specially tailored to its audience. Due to the time and effort required to...

5 tips when choosing your bid mentors

Behind every successful person or company is a good mentor.

Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Larry Page – all single-minded figureheads that got to the top by themselves? Not true. Even they had a...

Bid Management, mentors 29 May 2018

Is public sector procurement killing creativity in bidding?

Procurement in the UK is big business. In 2016/2017 alone, a whopping £301 billion was spent on the procurement of goods and services.

Design, Bid writing 23 May 2018

4 steps to improve your bid system

Systems and processes play a pivotal role in bidding and not sticking to them can be the downfall of your bid. We think systems are so important we made them one of our core values at Shine.

Bid Management, Systems 14 May 2018

Winning bids is 20% work, 80% mindset

Some people say that without the right mindset, you will never reach your full potential and be as successful as you could be. This couldn’t be more true than in bidding.

Attitude 01 May 2018

Shine Bid Services credits its success to diverse workforce as it is named one of Europe’s fastest growing companies

Shine Bid Services CEO Anne McNamara: “Firms shamed in gender pay gap should look to smaller, more dynamic companies as an example.” 

Bid smart and stay in control

You’ve won your last three bids. You’re on a winning streak. Logic dictates that the more you bid for, the more chance you have of winning more work and the faster you will grow. So, let’s just...

17 April 2018

Don't just be good at bid winning: Get better


Everyone likes doing things they know they’re good at; bid processes you’ve mastered and you know inside and out. You feel confident and in control when sticking to what you know.

But by...

winning bids, bidding, bidtraining 13 April 2018

What lessons can bidders learn following the decision on the UK passport contract?

4th April 2018

Following the news this week, De La Rue confirmed that they would challenge the Home Office’s decision to award the contract to manufacture the UK’s post-Brexit passports to a...

We Win Bids.

In the early 00’s we fell into bid management – we won’t pretend that there was a strategic plan – it was all quite random.

We won six major bids in a row and thought, “how hard can it be?” We lost the next three bids and realised that it was ridiculously hard.

To win systematically we needed foolproof systems, processes and amazing people. We are now working with Plc’s, Fortune 500’s and VC backed start-ups globally. We win way over 80% of what we bid, and we are constantly coming up with new and innovative ways to keep our clients ahead of their competition.

This blog was created to share some of our secrets with you...enjoy!


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