Tips for Tenders. Presented by: Rebecca Clarkson Director of Fundraising and Business Development Hackney CVS Training Team. Content of this online learning session. Understanding the history of tenders Tendering as a consortium The Statement of Approach Exercise: Tendering scenarios
Director of Fundraising and Business Development
Hackney CVS Training Team
The previous government came to office in 1997 and implemented plans for a programme known as Best Value. This replaced the previous Compulsory Competitive Tendering arrangements.
Out of this came the commissioning culture as a means of being able to demonstrate efficiency.
Since then, Best Value has been modified in favour of procurement and commissioning arrangements nationwide and government has attempted to make the process as standard as possible.
Many local authorities have interpreted this in different ways, although the majority have used this as a way of funding the Voluntary and Community sector whilst simultaneously removing the culture of grants in favour of contracts.
Please note: this is an example, not the final word – requirements may vary across tenders
1. A detailed methodology statement indicating how you will undertake and complete each of the key areas as set out in the tender documents.
2. A project plan setting out key milestones and actions to meet the requirements of the brief, with specific timescales and resources allocated.
3. Identification of any likely risks or problems and how you will address these.
Refer to the previous slides if that’s helpful.