4 Things to Expect from Animation Tenders: Number 3 Might Surprise You!

Published20th May 2022

Animation tenders: 4 secrets from the Creative Tenders Team

Do you know what to expect when bidding for animation tenders? By the end of this blog, you’ll know four secrets from the Creative Tenders Team. Keep reading to find out what they are!

  1. Look at your financial standing

First things first, when you bid for animation tenders, you need to consider your economic financial standing. Basically, you need to consider your financial position to ensure you can deliver the contract. So, you need to look at the following:

  • Your annual turnover
  • Financial ratios
  • Insurance(s).

Top tip! Avoid contracts that are worth more than 50% of your annual turnover. For example, if your annual turnover is £500,000, you shouldn’t tender for contracts worth more than £250,000.

  1. Be ready to demonstrate your experience

To bid for animation tenders and be successful, you need to show your previous experience. It’s not enough to tell the buyer how you’re going to do something – you need to show them.

So, instead of outlining what you can do for them, show them how you delivered for your previous clients. If you can get testimonials that showcase your past successes, even better! To secure the contract, you need to give the buyer as much evidence as possible.

  1. Don’t start writing your response straight away 

When you find the perfect tender, it can be tempting to start writing your tender response straight away. After all, you need to do everything you can to win the contract. Answering as quickly as possible will give you the best chance of success, right?

Actually, this isn’t the case!

When you bid for animation tenders, planning your tender response is crucial. If you start writing without a plan, you’re likely to miss key details from the buyer’s specifications.

To avoid this, you should start planning your response as soon as possible. Consider internal deadlines and how you can meet them. Break down the tender documents to work out exactly what the buyer is asking of you. As a result of this preparation, you’ll be more than ready to tackle your tender response.

  1. Go above and beyond for the contract

To stand out in such a competitive space, you need to add as much value as possible to the contract. Added value, also known as social value, is now mandatory in public sector contracts, with a compulsory weighting of 10%. Therefore, you need to show the buyer how your business will deal with environmental, social, and economic factors.

This could include:

  • Supporting COVID-19 recovery
  • Encouraging economic growth
  • Tackling climate change
  • Creating new job opportunities.

Let’s recap…

In this blog, we shared four things that you should expect when bidding for animation tenders. Remember to:

  • Look at your financial standing
  • Be ready to demonstrate your experience
  • Plan before starting your response
  • Go above and beyond for the contract.

Need help sourcing animation tenders that are right for your business? We can help!

Running your own business takes up a lot of your time. The last thing you want to be doing is trawling hundreds of websites searching for animation tenders. Most websites post multi-industry opportunities and filtering them with CPV codes can produce unreliable results. Luckily for you, we have a solution.

Enter…Creative Tenders

Creative Tenders is an easy-to-navigate, centralised portal hosting live creative tender opportunities from across the UK.

Here are five examples of animation tenders that we’ve previously sourced on the portal:


Swarm Dynamics – London – Budget: £5,000

Lincoln Street Dressing & Animation

City of Lincoln – East Midlands – Budget: £40,000

Video/Animation Commissioning Brief: UN Sustainability Goals

BBC – Scotland – Budget: £50,000

Animation Videography Services

Manchester Metropolitan University – North West – Budget: £70,000

Content Design Partner

East West Railway Company Limited 11072935 – South East – Budget: £800,000 

A subscription to Creative Tenders can offer your business:

  • Access to all exclusive, public, and private sector creative contracts in the UK.
  • An on-hand Account Manager is available to answer any questions you may have about animation tenders. They can help you understand the process and answer any questions you have about the tendering process in general.
  • A daily email bulletin is sent straight to your inbox when new, sector-specific opportunities are uploaded.
  • Discounted support from Hudson Succeed, our bid writing division.
  • 20-minutes of free bid management consultancy with one of our Bid Consultants each month.

We source opportunities for sectors including:

Book a free, live demo with Creative Tenders to see how we can help your business grow 

Want to save even more time?

Upgrading to Discover Elite allows you to optimise your tendering opportunities, even when you’re busy. Our two upgraded packages can improve your competitor awareness and bidding success rate. Each can help save you even more time when searching for animation tenders. 

The Ultimate Time-Saver package offers your business:

  • A maximum of five tender breakdowns per month.
  • An annual subscription to a maximum of two Hudson Discover sector-specific portals. This option can help businesses that overlap two industries such as Creative and Technology, for example.
  • Pre-market and award engagement notices are monitored on your behalf.
  • Buyer portal management, including registration, password management, downloading documents, and assessing viability based on your bid or no-bid factors.
  • Weekly phone calls with your dedicated Account Manager to discuss viable creative tendering opportunities.

The Become a Pre-Bid Master package also includes:

  • All of the above.
  • Up to seven tender breakdowns per month.
  • Bid Strategy delivered by a Senior Bid Manager with a minimum of five years of experience. It will also be managed by our Global Bid Director.

Do you need assistance with animation tenders?

You don’t always have the time or resources to write a winning response in-house. Outsourcing to bid writing experts can help. Our sister company, Hudson Succeed, offers four levels of bid writing support. They boast an 87% success rate and have over 60 years of bid writing experience. The services on offer include:

Contact us to find out how we can help your business grow.

We also source opportunities for sectors including:

Book a free live demo with Creative Tenders to see how we can help your business grow.

Contact us for more information.

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