We are a bidding services consultancy that helps companies secure complex public sector, defence and framework contracts – transforming opportunities into real-world results.
We don’t follow the rules, we set the standards. Bidding is our craft, and we go all-in to help you bid like you mean it.
When you need BidCraft
We collaboratively craft bids and build capabilities that actively avoid loss, meaning vital contracts are more likely to be won and retained.
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Advice you can use
Nobody likes losing bids and it’s our job to prevent it happening to you. We’re your independent (critical) friend who’s by your side, sleeves rolled-up, guiding you to submit the best bid you can.
clients who come back to us for more advice.
In a competitive market, standing still means losing ground to your competitors. We hold a mirror up to find the issues and then fix them – whether that’s scaling, innovating, integrating M&As, or introducing new ways of working.
clients who came to us from a referral
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Our training style is to teach what we practice. Our hands-on bidding experience allows us to share practical lessons alongside best practices, giving your people the skills and confidence they can use in the real world.
of people who attend our courses would recommend them to a friend or colleague
“BidCraft provide Logiq with excellent support and recently helped us win a strategic MoD tender. At all times BidCraft are flexible and adapt to our bid process. They integrate seamlessly and work as one team from the outset bringing rigour, expertise and focus to the tender process. Secure by Design was a strategic target for Logiq and throughout it was clear that the tender was as important to BidCraft as it was to us. They are highly professional, committed and we enjoy working with them.”
“I can’t recommend BidCraft’s services enough. They supported us through our successful application to Crown Commercial Service’s G-Cloud 13. From the start, they were supportive and concise, outlining what we need to do and providing us with the tools to achieve it. Taking any ambiguity out of the process, they ensured we were prepared in good time and made it a stress-free process. BidCraft goes one step further, not only did they make sure we had what we needed for this application, they also gave us the tools to be able to successfully repeat the process on future applications. We always have a fantastic experience working with them.”
“We have partnered with BidCraft on a number of projects including workshop facilitation, which helped us improve our ways of working, supporting the team with their professional APMP accreditations and working alongside us on live bids. The BidCraft team are supportive and collaborative partners who really do work hard to understand the outcomes we are striving to achieve and work alongside us to help get us there. I highly recommend them to any organisation looking to #BidLikeYouMeanIt, and we will be continuing our collaboration in the future.”
“BidCraft supported us with the largest (by potential value) tender we had ever submitted – worth £3.5bn. We had to work against almost impossibly tight deadlines and weave in costs from suppliers on both sides of the Atlantic. The fact that the tender document consisting of 5,404 pages was submitted to The Ministry of Defence by the deadline and looked, read, and felt totally professional was almost entirely due to BidCraft’s diligence, organizational skills, and previous experience. BidCraft prove to be patient in adversity and never lose their sense of perspective and humour.”
“BidCraft became an integral part of our team, building awareness of the importance of capture and the processes to support it. Again and again, BidCraft works to explain and illustrate the concepts, overcome resistance, go back to foundations, work flexibly and sensitively with complex and challenging stakeholders, and help land an understanding of capture. BidCraft broke ground for us in the capture space. They helped create the foundation we needed to establish a dedicated in-house capture team that will serve our emerging markets and major clients.”
“We engaged BidCraft to provide public sector experience and knowledge in what was a hugely complex procurement process, consisting of a broad range of complicated asks. BidCraft are highly engaged throughout the process, embedding themselves into the deal team, being incredibly responsive and responding rapidly to the changing timescales. All of this is carried out with the utmost discretion and respect of the confidential nature of the process. BidCraft truly provides a service that helps make significant strides in submitting quality responses.”
“What a professional and insightful piece of work you have provided through both the questioning and elicitation of content from our very enthusiastic team through to your structured observations and recommendations… your content provides new insight, detail and an alternative perspective that has really added substance to not only the ‘intuition’ that we needed to do something but help signpost the way.”
“The BidCraft team helped us pull together a very compelling and detailed response with a high level of professionalism. The BidCraft approach was truly collaborative and enabled them to work as if they were truly part of our business whilst ensuring that we followed the best practice approach to bidding. They provided excellent communication and feedback, and overall helped us to deliver what we believe is an excellent response. We will take a lot of learning from the BidCraft way of working to support us with writing and managing future tenders.”
“The investment in Gareth’s time saved us more than it cost, as he quickly identifies key themes and guides the early bid process to make sure the approach is right first time. I have no doubt that our bid was significantly better because we used BidCraft for early advice and answering questions through the writing phase. I certainly had more confidence in the bid, with fewer sleepless nights as a result! We shall be using BidCraft again.”
Bidding large public sector deals is never easy, and when we took on two mega deals (one in Defence and one in Education) we knew we’d be facing strong competition and would need a critical friend to help our teams deliver consistent evaluator-friendly and high-scoring responses. We decided to engage BidCraft’s Reviewing and Scoring team for their proven hands-on experience and public sector evaluation expertise.
Jon, Gareth and Eve quickly slotted seamlessly into our proposal production teams and provided excellent levels of responsiveness, coaching and challenge that really helped our authors step up their game. I have no doubt their focus on scoring, the quality of their feedback and their guidance on how to improve content has significantly increased our win probability on these deals.
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They’re normally high value and complex. For example, we’ve supported bids ranging from a couple of million pounds up to £3.5bn. We’re practiced at all the public procurement procedures, including competitive dialogue, frameworks, innovation partnerships, single source, and we also have international bidding experience. All of which gives us hands-on experience of the things we consult and train on.
Talk to us about how we can help you secure your next mustn’t-lose contract.
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We don’t measure it. Why? There are too many variables in play that are out of our control, so it wouldn’t seem right to boast about it. Plus, you don’t need us for the Easy Wins — you need us for the Hard-To-Wins.
What we measure instead is the number of referrals, repeat business and relationship growth. Referrals stem from clients’ direct experiences and satisfaction, which can be more insightful and reliable than impersonal quantitative metrics. Repeat business is when clients come back for more because they’ve experienced first-hand our ability to deliver results. Relationship growth is proof that we build trusted client relationships. We think these measures are far more relevant when choosing who you want to work with.
Do we play a key role in positioning your company to win? Absolutely. Do we celebrate when you do? You bet. Do we feel a big sense of pride that we played our part? It’s why we do what we do. But to claim credit for your success? That’s just not our style.
We are. Are you?
Let’s talk – coffee is on us.