Archive for Category: Tender Writing

Don't Trust Your Spell Checker

Spell Checking Bids

Don’t Trust Your Spell Checker When you are editing your documents do not place too much trust in your spell checker.  Weed out every error by going through each section line by line.  The following poem contains a number of homophones – a homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but

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Use the Active Voice Writing Tenders

Bids in The Active Voice

Use the Active Voice Writing Tenders The writing style of most business documents relies heavily on the passive voice.  With the active voice the subject of the sentence is actually doing something, whereas with the passive voice something is being done to the subject. In his book On Writing Stephen King gives a humorous insight

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How to Tackle the Value Add Services question in Bids

Value Add Services

How to Tackle the Value Add Services question in Bids Questions on value add services frequently appear in RFPs. Similar to executive summaries respondents tend to give them less thought then they deserve and serve up mediocre answers. This is a mistake and not just because there are marks on offer. When it comes to

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