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24 May 2022 2 mins read

Writing the international bidding standard

APMP made the following major announcement at the industry’s international conference in Dallas, 24 May 2022.

The announcement

DALLAS, TX – May 2022

“APMP and its partner BidCraft intend to sponsor an international set of standards for the Bid and Proposal Industry with BSI (British Standards Institution). We want to recognize our partners at BidCraft, Jon Darby CPP APMP and Gareth Earle MA, CP APMP, who brought us this excellent opportunity. This will help define our industry and get people into the sector who don’t know that we exist. BSI’s facilitation and creation of a worldwide industry standard is a beautiful complement to our growing list of APMP certifications.

Our CEO Rick Harris and former Chair Nic Adams will work with BidCraft and BSI to coordinate this industry-standard production from APMP’s perspective. Once complete, we will use the BSI-produced standards to petition the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) for their approval of the bid and proposal standard in the United States.

BSI will manage the standard development process supported by APMP and BidCraft. The program is funded by APMP’s United Kingdom Development Company CIC. BidCraft’s Founder and MD Jon Darby commented:

“What started as an idea scribbled on a whiteboard has become a major new reality for the whole bid and proposal profession. We saw a gap that we quickly realised would benefit everyone — bidders, buyers, industry, and government.

Working closely with BSI and APMP, we look forward to developing this consensus-based publicly available specification.”