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Skills Funding Agency

Overview

  • Service Bid Writing
  • Industry Apprenticeship Funding
  • Region South East
  • Duration Three Weeks
  • Value Approx £300k
  • Outcome Won

Main Challenges

  • One of our most complex and challenging tenders to date
  • Required a large amount of client consultation
  • Required a lot of information in a very tight character count

Details

We won a six-figure funding grant for our client with top marks nationally and a score of 100%.

The Department of Education (acting through the Education and Skills Funding Agency) republished this nationwide invitation to tender for the delivery of apprenticeship training, following a well-publicised fiasco surrounding their first attempt.

Having already entered a bid for our client (The North London Garages GTA) in the first procurement round, we were confident of success when the tender was republished. However, we did not anticipate the level of complexity which would come with the new process. To ensure we met our own exacting standards, we were forced to undertake significantly more work.

Following several weeks of collaboration between the client and ourselves, we gathered extensive information and created a bid response packed with the value of NLGGTA’s operations.

We submitted the bid in plenty of time. Over 17 questions, we achieved top-marks. Our score of 1700/1700 (100%) ranked NLGGTA first nationally for compliance and quality. We are particularly proud of our result here  as it was later reported by FE Week that “several high-profile colleges ranked ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ [by Ofsted] missed out.”

Behind every successful bid, there is an excellent client with an outstanding commitment to service quality. NLGGTA has been an exemplary client and we are proud to have helped in securing the funding they deserve.

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