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Bid Manager

About the Role

The Bid Manager is responsible for ensuring BetterGov’s chances of securing new work are maximised through the submission of compliant quality bids. You will work closely with the Client Partners and wider stakeholders to proactively ensure that the bid process is managed and improved upon where required; manage sourcing bid opportunities; respond to feedback and provide insight on bid performance.

What you’ll do within our teams

  • Ensure that each bid follows the bid management process and in particular the various stage gates for internal approval
  • Ensure CRM is maintained and updated in relation to the bids triaged and being progressed to provide accurate reporting for the pipeline
  • Support framework submission contributors following the ‘Responding to bids’ criteria
  • Ensure that all bid questions are understood in detail and seek any clarification needed
  • Ensure all documentation and Requests for Information (RFIs) are addressed in a timely manner and evidence of receipt is obtained
  • Support and ensure presentations are prepared, rehearsed, and scheduled ahead of delivery with sufficient time to address any issues encountered
  • Gathering feedback for bids (successful as well as unsuccessful) and make this available to the wider team
  • Analyse feedback and identify best practice and improvements
  • Track and monitor overall bid performance

You will suit this role if you

  • Previous experience in a bid writing role ideally within a technology focused business
  • You will be commercially aware helping to coordinate and check all elements of the proposal, including pricing and commercial model responses
  • Excellent communication skills, and be able to build relationships at all levels, with both internal and external clients
  • Experience of working within remote business development teams is advantageous
  • You must be able to handle pressure, and prioritise tasks effectively while working towards deadlines
  • You must be thorough and have attention to detail in all areas to drive high-standards and quality levels
  • You must be dynamic and professional, and willing to be flexible to accommodate the demands of client deadline
  • You must be an advanced user of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and a competent user of Excel

The Benefits

Flexible Working

Wherever possible BetterGov aim to accommodate flexible working so if you would like to discuss this benefit further, please speak directly to your line manager.

Holiday Allowance

Generous Holiday package. In addition, BetterGov also typically give staff time off between the Christmas and New Year period.

Paid volunteer/CSR Days

Taking pride in our Corporate Social Responsibility, BetterGov actively encourage staff to contribute time to make a positive impact on local communities through supporting local charities and initiatives.

Wellness Days

We recognise that Health and Wellbeing is important, so twice a year BetterGov offer a Wellness Day for you to spend some ‘me time’ – no questions asked.

Employee Assistance Programme

We offer all staff access to our Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme which provides staff with both counselling and advisory services.

Our Employee Charter

This Employee Charter is a testament to our shared values, guiding principles, and the belief that our greatest asset is the talented and diverse team that makes BetterGov who we are today. We will cultivate a culture that inspires, respects, and empowers each member to reach their fullest potential, creating a workplace that is not only successful but fulfilling. As a BetterGov Employee, we encourage our team to:

  • Be Present and Contribute
  • Value Time; Yours and Others
  • Build Trust with Transparency
  • Value Ideas over Hierarchy
  • Do the Right Thing, Always

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