Propeller Studios has successfully supported many companies to secure contracts in the burgeoning education sector.
For instance we worked with a National PLC with in excess of £1Bn turnover to help them secure a place on the Education Funding Agency’s £4bn school building Framework and under that framework to help them win a contract for the construction of 6 new primary schools worth £54m. For an SME we worked with a Leicester based contractor with a turnover of £7M to secure refurbishment works for the Church of England Diocise to the value of £350k.
There are more than 30,000 schools and colleges and 382 higher education establishments in the UK. With the advent of new Free Schools and Academies and the growing need for more pupil places this figure is likely to rise. Despite the reduction in capital spending on our educational estate, it is still likely that every one of these establishments will have some form of construction project carried out over the next few years, from the painting of a classroom, to the building of a new extension, to the provision of a whole new facility.
Clearly, there has never been a better time to bid for tendered work in the education sector but it is essential to have a robust bid strategy which ensures you put your energy into the right bids and that the bid process is managed effectively and results in well structured, well presented, compelling and compliant tenders that leave your prospect in no doubt that your company represents best value for money and will deliver their project on time, on budget and to the best quality.
If like many construction companies, you do not have the in-house expertise to manage and prepare pre-qualification (PQQ) and tender quality submissions, the experienced team at Propeller can help. Our bid response professionals are experienced in writing compelling, compliant, cost-efficient, client focused tenders ranging from minor works to major design and build projects.
We are experts in evaluating and writing about risk and opportunity, health and safety, quality, sustainability, BIM, CSR and added value, working in busy communities and on occupied school sites. We also focus on clearly explaining the added value that your methods of working will provide to the client.
Our expertise has helped secure over £13Bn worth of contracts and opportunities within the last 5 years achieving:
- 97% success rate at PQQ stage
- 80% success rates on framework contracts
- 63% success rate of achieving highest quality submission at tender stage
- 93% achieving top 3 quality score on tender submissions during 2013.