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Bid Manager

Location: Bromley Salary: £65,000

Bid Manager - Residential Main Contractor - Social Housing


Our client

Medium sized family run developer and construction company, with a extremely successful track record throughout London and the South-East. Specialising in mixed-use sites of from 20 to 150 homes. Strong knowledge of heritage assets, taking on new-build and refurbishment projects.


The role 

Reporting to the Pre-Construction Manager and working alongside the Business Development team, you will be responsible for the management of the bid process within a construction contracting environment with a focus on delivering consistency and driving continuous improvement. 

The main sectors are residential developments, mixed use developments and social housing refurbishment projects - experience in these sectors is essential


Main duties

• Management and completion of Framework submissions

• Expressions of Interest (EOI)

• Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs)

• Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation


Bid strategy

• Appraisal of documentation to determine viability of returning compliant bids

• Undertake detailed Client, project and stakeholder research

• Facilitate workshops with team to develop strategy and share knowledge

• Provide guidance and develop plans to ensure the strategy is embedded in the tender submission

• Ability to explore alternative cost options and Value Engineering opportunities

• Risk management, identify and create initial due diligence/risk register

• Maintain a library of current & accurate corporate information for inclusion in submissions

• Management of the bid writing function


Managing the tender process

• Ensure compliance with the Client bid process

• Review all tender documents to understand client requirements and required deliverables

• Chair pre-start meeting - allocate owners and set deadlines for content

• Monitor and report on progress

• Facilitate and attend all internal and external meetings as required

• Management of Client and consultant communications, including dissemination to the team and management of appropriate actions

• Managing support from internal and external bid team, including the design team, BIM manager, programmers, Health and Safety team 


Content generation

• Answer bid responses whilst building in the bid strategy

• Write and develop all non-technical content, H&S, quality, CVs, experience

• Support on technical content where required - understand and resolve complex technical, strategic and business issues – consulting with all bid team members as required

• Proofread all submission content – ensure compliant and aligned to Client requirements and bid strategy

• Write summaries and forewords where required


Additional requirements 

Mid tender reviews and post tender interviews • Review progress of tender strategy with all bid team members • Establish and manage post tender strategy • Arrange rehearsal sessions and coach team • Develop content that clearly responds to the agenda


Knowledge/Skills + Experience Required

Strong communication skills with an excellent command of written and spoken English • The ability to communicate about complex, technical concepts in easy-to-understand ways and convey ideas graphically • Cognisance of current construction working practices and MMC • Excellent research skills that enable the gathering of information critical to developing a competitive offer • Management of multiple proposals with a high level of attention to timescales for delivery • Highly IT literate and good presentation skills • Familiarity with recognised publishing software will be advantageous. • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with a focus on quality.


To consistently deliver a recruitment service that's of an exceptional standard and guided by values of performance, trust, transparency and respect.
To work in partnership and thoroughly understand the needs and preferences of both our clients and candidates.
Collaborative, passionate, reliable and adaptable - we do not promise what we cannot deliver.