Why You Should Bid for Government Marketing Tenders RIGHT NOW!

Published1st July 2022

3 benefits of bidding for government marketing tenders

Do you know the benefits of bidding for government marketing tenders? In this blog, the Creative Tenders Team reveal all. Keep reading to find out more! 

What services could government marketing tenders involve?

Buyers might release government marketing tenders to procure services across a range of subsectors, including:

Why should you bid for government marketing tenders?

If you’re a creative business looking to find marketing opportunities, you should consider bidding for public sector contracts. The benefits of these contracts include:

  • Guaranteed pay

When you bid for government marketing tenders, you’ll benefit from guaranteed pay upon winning the contract. This is because public sector organisations are bound by their contractual agreements to pay the awarded supplier.

Public sector buyers must pay contractors within 60 days of invoicing to comply with the Prompt Payment Code (2008). This is particularly reassuring for new businesses that might be hesitant about tendering for work.

  • The government wants to award SMEs

Before they start tendering for work, many SMEs assume that it will be difficult to compete with bigger businesses. However, this isn’t actually the case.

In the UK, the government has a target to spend at least £1 in £3 with SMEs. This means that public sector businesses have a goal to actively award contracts to smaller businesses. If you’re a smaller creative business looking for government marketing tenders, you don’t need to worry about your larger competition.

  • Gain experience

To progress and win larger contracts, smaller businesses will need to gather case studies that showcase their relevant experience. If you’re new to tendering, these can be tricky to get your hands on. However, that’s where tendering for public sector contracts comes in.

SMEs will also be pleased to know that bidding for government marketing tenders is a great way to gain experience. New and smaller businesses can tender for contracts as part of framework agreements or Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS’). These are easier for smaller businesses to secure, as there are more places on offer.

So, once you’ve delivered work on these, you’ll have contract examples to show future buyers.

In summary

If you’re a creative business looking to find marketing opportunities, you should consider bidding for public sector contracts. The benefits of these contracts include:

  • Guaranteed pay
  • The government wants to award SMEs
  • Gain experience.

Need help sourcing government marketing 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 government marketing 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 government marketing tenders that we’ve previously sourced on the portal: 

Commercial Waste Marketing

Breckland District Council & South Holland District Council – Eastern – Budget: £20,000

SC22141 – Kent Downs AONB Experience Consumer Campaign

Kent County Council – South East – Budget: £100,000

Procurement of a Supplier to Develop Bilingual Marketing Content & Integrated Media Campaigns

Education Workforce Council – Wales – Budget: £200,000

WSCC – JS – Marketing Services for Experience West Sussex Campaign

West Sussex County Council – South East – Budget: £179,000

Provision of Marketing Support Services to Destination Staffordshire (Brand Maintenance & Development, Creative Design, Print & Digital Marketing Including Media Planning & Media Buying)

Staffordshire County Council – West Midlands – Budget: £576,000

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 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 government marketing 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 government marketing 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 through our bid management consultancy services.

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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