Documents of this nature come in varying forms and guises. One council may call it a Supplier Questionnaire, and another may call it a PQQ, Pre-qualification Questionnaire or a Pre Qualifying Questionnaire to name a few.
They also come in varying levels of complexity, depending on the services that the council is looking to procure and also depending on the council itself that has put the contract out to tender.
It seems that there is no rhyme or reason as to the complexity of a PQ:, you may find yourself completing one which requires next to no narrative responses, a few ‘tick boxes’ relating to whether you comply with the Equality Act and the Bribery Act, for example, and the next week you may find yourself having to write around 10,000 words including multiple case studies demonstrating your ability to deliver the scope of the contract, to a high quality, with no major non-conformances whilst also proving your capacity to deliver added value throughout the course of the contract.
The incredibly varying requirements of a Supplier Questionnaire can be quite unsettling for someone who does not have a high level of previous experience in completing these documents, which is why you may benefit from seeking out professional assistance from a bid writing consultancy such as Executive Compass.
We have just about seen them all when it comes to a Supplier Questionnaire, whether it is a PQQ or a Business Questionnaire attached to an ITT, and we know exactly what should be included in order to ensure that you progress to the next stage of the procurement exercise.
Not only do we know exactly what should go into each Supplier Questionnaire, but we can also complete it on your behalf in order to ensure that your submission is compliant with their requirements, and also demonstrates you in the best possible light, giving you the best possible chance of proceeding to the next round.
We also complete Bid Ready Audits, which are useful if you are unsure as to how ready you are to compete at the highest level in the public sector. Once you have been audited, we will put together an action plan, and once you have successfully implemented all of our recommendations, you will find yourself in the best possible position to tackle anything you find in your next troublesome Supplier Questionnaire.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you tender more successfully: whether it be through our training, writing, or auditing, we can help you to gain or increase your foothold in the public sector.