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Met Office Loses BBC Weather Contract

Posted on 27-08-2015

It was announced earlier this week that the Met Office is no longer in the running for the BBC weather contract, which is currently out to tender. After holding the contract for the past 93 years, the Met Office has been overtaken by two companies: Dutch firm MeteoGroup and New Zealand’s MetraWeather,...

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A Day in the Life of a Bid Writer

Posted on 25-08-2015

At Executive Compass, we work with clients across a broad range of industries, supporting them to win contracts, become more successful and grow their businesses. This blog will give you an insight into the typical day of a bid writer, demonstrating the types of bids we complete and exactly how we...

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Navigating 'The Portal'

Posted on 20-08-2015

E-procurement (or e-tendering) is fast becoming the preferred method for authorities to issue tenders and receive bids for public sector contracts. You may be aware of portals such as Delta eSourcing, myTenders and Procontract, which various local councils and authorities use to manage their entire...

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Are You Ready for HS2 PQQs and Tenders?

Posted on 18-08-2015

The forthcoming HS2 will be the UK’s newest high speed rail network. Creation of the new route will offer opportunities to companies of all sizes to supply products and services for the project. Everything from major civil engineering works to contingent labour will be out to tender. Whilst...

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Managing Your Resources

Posted on 13-08-2015

Our team knows better than anyone the unpredictability and uncertainty of the procurement process. We often observe that organisations set aside time to work on a large tender and then circumstances can change: contract timescales can be delayed, other job roles and operations take priority or staffing...

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