I Belong Here

Nov 9, 2018

After 7 years as a professional engineer in the military and 5 years as a director of a service manufacturing business, I needed to earn some extra money to pay for some medical treatment for my wife.  So, hesitantly, I applied to join one of the top 6 management consultancy firms. Despite the extra money,…

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A Management Consultancy … but not as you know it

Sep 20, 2018

Have you ever struggled to find the right management consultancy to partner with? If you have, you are not alone, and with the Government and Public Sector accounting for 25% of all bought consultancy in 2017, a modest growth on the previous year’s figure, there is no doubt that ours is an industry on the…

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Helpful Tips to win Public Sector Work

Sep 27, 2017

Public Sector tendering can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! Five helpful hints to help you win more work: 1. Read the question carefully: government has many stakeholders so there may be nuance in it, intended or otherwise. 2. Read the evaluation criteria carefully: which aspects of each question will be specifically evaluated;…

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Portal Administration Guidance – Sound Like Fun?

Aug 21, 2017

After searching, identifying, researching and qualifying that the potential tender is a genuine and achievable opportunity for your business: Register and sign into the portal that the contract is being procured through. Your company information will be needed for this step, including both Company Registration and VAT number, but most importantly the contact name and…

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Could you sell more to the public sector?

Aug 7, 2017

The public sector has a growing remit to buy from SMEs and perceive that there are many advantages to doing so.  SMEs tend to be more innovative, less hampered by non-value adding overhead and more agile than larger corporates.    Furthermore, public sector buyers are increasingly required to break down tenders into smaller “lots” so that…

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Transfer of undertakings (TUPE) – What exactly is TUPE?

Jun 8, 2017

TUPE refers to the “Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006” as amended by the “Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014”. The TUPE rules apply to organisations of all sizes and protect employees’ rights when the organisation or service they work for transfers to a new employer. TUPE…

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Understand Tendering? Help is at Hand…….

Jun 7, 2017

Definition – Meaning of Tender To invite bids for a project, or to accept a formal offer. Tender usually refers to the process whereby governments invite bids for large projects that must be submitted within a finite deadline. The Tender process – A Quick Beginners Guide to Terminology and Process Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) This is a selection process to…

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Cyber Security – Quite the topic of Conversation at the moment!

May 18, 2017

A primary objective of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy is to make the UK a safer place to conduct business online and from 1 October 2014 all suppliers must be compliant with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for government contracts which involve handling of sensitive and personal information and provision of…

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Working from Home – My 7 Step Guide

May 17, 2017

Do you work from Home? Are you able to self-motivate? If you’re feeling unsuccessful as a home worker, and need some help/ideas, try considering the following, they definitely help me! Pretend I am going to the ‘Office”. When I get out of bed in the morning I always get dressed and have my usual two…

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Do you Know Your Procurement Language?

May 16, 2017

Do you understand procurement language? Me neither, but have no fear, help is at hand. Call Off contract: An enabling agreement (framework) with one or more suppliers for a defined range of works, goods or services covering terms and conditions from which users ‘call off’ to meet their requirements using a simplified contract form. Framework…

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