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Tender submission/bid writing and editing

One area in which I have gained much experience is supporting large global companies such as Carillion, BAM Nuttall, Miller Construction, G4S, Bombardier Transportation and AMEC Nuclear in the preparation, writing, editing and proofreading of tender bids, often for major contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

Since 2007 I have worked with various divisions of Carillion PLC all over the UK on a wide range of civil engineering, road, utilities and rail tenders, becoming involved at all stages, liaising with technical staff to gather information, writing bid sections and answers, and copy-editing and proofreading final submissions. In 2011, I created project-specific CVs for all the project teams for five separate major Crossrail bids.

I have also worked with BAM Nuttall on a major Cheshire Highways bid, liaising with technical staff to gather information and writing bid sections and answers; worked on five separate Ministry of Justice tenders to take over the management of a number of prisons for G4S, copy-editing completed drafts to ensure consistency, effectiveness and conformity to house style; was involved with a ProCure NHS Hospital bid for Miller Construction, liaising with technical staff to gather information and writing bid sections and answers; recently began working with AMEC Nuclear in a similar capacity; and have just completed work on a £1.2 billion bid for Bombardier Transportation to build trains for London Crossrail.

Some kind words

We have used Tony (Brown Communication) on a number of large-value tender bids. Tony has always produced an excellent service and accommodated our needs at very short notice, often requiring working during anti-social hours. He is skilled in host writing, technical writing, editing and proofreading our own draft documents. We will be using Brown Communication in the future and would recommend anyone who needs to produce technical or marketing documentation to use this service.

Paul Kitto (BEng, CEng, MICE, APMP)
Head of Proposals
Carillion UKC