What to look for when completing a tender review

After all the time and energy you’ve spent writing a tender, you want it to be as good as it can possibly be. Therefore, it’s important to have the draft carefully reviewed before you finalise and submit it. A good tender review can transform a lacklustre tender into a winning one.

Using our 20 plus years’ experience of managing and writing tenders, we’ve created this quick guide to help you to complete a tender review. The guide follows the same process that one of our professional tender writers would use to review your draft tender to ensure that your tender is the best it can be.

What do you need to look during a tender review?

A tender review is an assurance process. Its purpose it to ensure that your tender:

  • Clearly presents your value proposition or offer
  • Clearly sets out the features that you offer and their corresponding benefits
  • Addresses all the assessment or evaluation criteria
  • Fully answers all the questions
  • Presents sound evidence and examples for your claims about your business
  • Is free from typos and grammatical mistakes
  • Speaks with the same voice throughout
  • Is easy to read and evaluate
  • Has all compliance requirement in place, including all required attachments.

Who should do a tender review?

The ideal option is to have someone who has not been involved in the tender writing to review the draft.

This will give you independent, objective advice and suggestions. Plus, your tender reviewer will more easily identify typos, mistakes and inconsistencies than the person who’s been responsible for managing and writing the tender response.

With a tender review, you’ll achieve a much better quality tender submission, helping to ensure that your tender has the best possible chance of winning.

An even better option is to have the tender review completed by an expert, experienced tender writer.

When a tender writer is reviewing your tenders, they know exactly what’s required to give your tender the best possible opportunity for success.

Tender writers do more than write tenders; they are excellent editors and proof readers too (or they should be!).

What outcomes can you expect from a tender review?

Your tender review will give you feedback on the content in your draft tender, plus edits to make the content more succinct and relevant to the tender questions.

A good tender reviewer will read your draft tender forensically and cross check it against the request for tender or request for proposal.

They’ll make sure that your draft addresses all the compliance requirements, answers all the questions clearly, and that your value proposition is clear and loud. They’ll give you feedback on where more information is needed, and where different information is needed.

They’ll also ensure that your information is presented clearly, and attractively, so it’s appealing and easy to read. Your tender reviewer should suggest engaging formats to present your information, such as infographics, images and charts (tender template permitting).

They’ll also correct grammatical mistakes and typos and give the tender a final polish to make sure that the content flows and speaks with one voice. Different people have different writing styles. If different people contribute to your tenders, it’s important that they read as if they are written by the same person.

Tender reviews by Tender Writers

Having our experienced tender team review, edit and proofread a tender you have written will significantly improve the quality of your tender, which will improve your chances of winning.

A tender review completed by one of our expert tender writers will ensure your tender:

  • Is compliant and meets all of the tender requirements
  • Answers every question precisely
  • Clearly conveys your offer and expertise
  • Is structured correctly
  • Is presented in a way that is professional and easy to read and evaluate
  • Is free of typos and inconsistencies.

Your final tender will be supremely polished, accurate and compliant. You’ll be confident to submit it, knowing that it represents your business in the best possible way.

Contact us for a tender review today

Next time you prepare a tender you feel your company is made to win, Tender Writers will give it a thorough review that could make a world of difference to your business.

For help with tender reviews, tender writing and management, contact Tender Writers on 02 8036 5532 or 0448 566 377 or head to the contact page.

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