'I would like to thank the whole team for the time put into my tender and the support from your team was exceptional and most appreciated.
I am waiting for the tender result but either way I could not have got to this stage without the team.'
Michele Parsons - Managing Director
We are delighted with the result of the PPQ for NHS XXXXXX Framework. This is ‘down to you’ so a huge ‘Thank You’ for all your hard work!
We will, of course, be in touch soon to discuss the Tender Stage and look forward to working with you on the next installment!!
Again, huge thanks to you and your team.
Health Care Equipment Provider to the NHS
First council to provide legal services to NHS
The city council’s legal services department could work on contracts worth up to £9 million, after it was the first local authority in the country to be appointed to work for the NHS.
Beating off competition from some of the highest profile law firms in the country, the city council’s lawyers successfully bid for the Health Trust Europe Legal Services Framework Agreement.
The agreement will see the department provide legal services in employment, contract and commercial, and other law for up to 70 NHS trusts in the Midlands and South East for an initial three years, with an option to extend for 12 months.
This tender project was conducted working in partnership with Klick Business Solutions based in the West Midlands - Andrea Childs and her team worked tirelessly to create a winning bid - Hopefully the first of many.
Andrea and Team
Some news to warm the soul on this cold morning. We won the contract yesterday. Celebrations here and huge appreciation and thanks go to you and your team for all the efforts, time and research that went into creating our wining bid. Thank you and you team once again for all of your input into the tender.
Solicitors - London
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team at Klick business solutions for the invaluable professional service you provided for us on our recent tender to UKTI.
As you know this was successful and we are looking forward to working on the account. I am sure we would not have made it without the commitment and considerable effort made by Klick.
Your input was considered, helpful and above all game changing for us.
Many thanks again for your work, I have no hesitation in recommending you and your team.
Please feel free to pass my recommendation to any of your potential clients, I am of course fully prepared to back this up on the telephone if anyone wishes to contact me for more details.
John Graham FCSD
Ad Creative Consultants
Thanks again for all your assistance.
I have to say from the outset your company have been impressive. You quickly got to grips with the document and clearly understood our end client and their requirements. You needed a lot less assistance with it than I envisaged, and got a lot less than you required, but still managed to produce an impressive end document.
Hopefully we can do business again.
Business Development Manager
DDS Demolition Ltd
To the Klick Business Solutions Team
Thank you on behalf of Orklean for all your work preparing the recent PQQ/Tender for the Orkney Islands. I was successful and have secured the Grease Filter Cleaning contract for another 3 years.
In this economic climate it is reassuring to have contracts to set against wages.
"Andrea Childs provides WMCCE with a product in an area of increasing demand for small and medium sized firms. In today’s world of bidding and tenders, Andrea provides a course that explains in plain English what firms need to do.
Having personally observed one of these courses I can add that they were well prepared and the material provided was of an excellent standard. The course lacked technical jargon and was delivered to suit the clients in the room who were from different areas of the construction industry.
Andrea is a key consultant to one of our main delivery partners and has provided Bidding Courses for WMCCE on a number of occasions. The courses are always well received and the clients we have sent on them have taken many positives away."
Luke Cawston, Supply Chain Co-ordinator
WMCCE (West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence)
"Klick Business Solutions bid for and won Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council's tender to design, deliver and host a series of "Tendering Skills Workshops" during 2009 and we were delighted with their support, knowledge and professionalism from the word 'go'.
Andrea Childs, Director of Klick Business Solutions soon grasped the potential of our local procurement initiative, we wanted to use the series of workshops to assist our local business community to develop their tendering skills, so that they can pitch and compete for public sector work in the Sandwell and West Midlands region.
Klick Business Solutions translated our ideas and have delivered a very successful series of events that benefited local businesses. In addition to the delivery of the events, they have helped us to promote and enhance the reputation of our www.finditinsandwell.co.uk business network throughout the Black Country.
I would not hesitate to recommend Klick Business Solutions for work in the future, however if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me."
Steve Massey Purchasing Manager
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
"I have had the pleasure of working with Andrea and her team on a number of occasions both as a supplier and as an employer.
As Chairman of the Black Country Constructing Excellence Club I invited Andrea to make a presentation on public sector PQQs and tendering, where she delighted an audience of 45.
As one of the delivery partners to the West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence, we were called upon to run a series of 2 day workshops on PQQs and tendering, and for this I employed Andrea as my sub consultant. The feedback from the 3 workshops which she prepared and ran was fantastic, leading West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence to ask us to arrange another series of courses in the new year.
I have also been privileged to work with Andrea and her team on supporting a number of main contractors and consultants on PQQs and bids, all of which have been successful. Andrea and her team are a delight to work with.
I have no hesitation in recommending Andrea and Klick to any client who wishes to improve the quality and success rate of their submissions.
R J Casey, Director
Black Country Constructing Excellence Club
Julie Dixon - Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
“Andrea has delivered some excellent seminars and workshops on PQQ's that have been an invaluable resource for our members, she is also a regular attendee at Finditinsandwell events and we value her support.”
Carwyn Gurmin - Commercial Manager at DS Smith Recycling
Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity
“Andrea is very experienced and competent in her subject matter and delivers in a style that is comprehensive to all. The course content was excellent course which has helped us deliver improved results.”
Andrew Nathan - Morpho Detection UK Limited
Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative
“Andrea's depth of knowledge, creativity and ability to share experience are very impressive. A two-day course led by Andrea and the learning was of an exceptionally high standard. Would very much recommend Andrea not just from a training perspective about the tendering and procurement process, but on the basis that Andrea clearly is able to demonstrate how effective her understanding of tendering and procurement strategies is. An asset to any company without a doubt.”
John Evison Associate Director at Environtec Limited
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value
“Andrea and her team provided us with a two day training course on how to improve our PQQ and tender/bid delivery which was extremely well received. The course was well structured, excellently delivered with great anecdotal evidence from their pool of experience. I would strongly recommend her to anyone wishing to win more public sector work!”
Iain Acton - Lecturer MA Design Management at Birmingham City University
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value
“Andrea provided the Interiors and Lifestyle Futures project with a tendering and PPQ workshop that exceeded my expectations. She has a personable style and is to the point, but most importantly she brings much needed passion to what most would consider being a fairly dry topic. I would have no hesitation in recommending Andrea to run workshops on tendering aimed at SME’s.”
Gill Huckle - Product Manager at Novo Nordisk
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value
“I met Andrea at a two day training course she was delivering. Andrea's wealth of knowledge made for a very inspiring course and I would thoroughly recommend attendance to develop your knowledge on tendering. Subsequent to the course we employed Andrea's services to help with a bid. Despite the timelines being extremely short, Andrea pulled out all the stops to ensure our bid was completed on time!”
Josie Scholey – Business Development Manager – Best Train Ltd
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
“I have worked with Andrea on a couple of projects where I have used her expertise, particularly in terms of her Recruitment Agency background, to inform our thinking and support with delivery design solutions. She has extensive expertise and demonstrates great skill in understanding different industry models. I wouldn't hesitate recommending her work
"The real jewel in the crown is - writing tenders that get you past PQQ stage, that's where I believe that Andrea adds real value perhaps we could get her to present her secrets to success?"
Chester Boothe, Sales & Business Development Director
Jonathan Lee Contracts Limited
"Thanks for the invite to attend the tender workshop, found it exceptionally helpful especially as it was presented by two people who knew what they were doing and from both sides of the spectrum, it gives me a lot more confidence to even contemplate putting in a tender to the council, and it was nice to see the people at the council are genuinely interested in local procurement and are striving for transparency."
Paul Banner, Managing Director
B-Trac Services Ltd
"The reason for me attending was although our company has worked on projects such as Solihull Regeneration and Wolverhampton Decent Homes, we have either been a sub contractor to a larger contractor or helped greatly by the main contractor in securing the works.
I have completed a few PPQ's on my own, but this has been based around a lot of guess work and caused me to feel greatly stressed. Therefore I thought this would be a good opportunity to cement things that I was doing well and to look to address areas, I may have been doing poorly.
I was not disappointed by the workshop and felt it gave me just this insite. I felt Andrea was clear, concise and knowledgeable in her presentation and the tone was pitched just right."
Allround Plumbing Services Ltd
"We really enjoyed the Tender Workshop with Andrea we found it to be very informative and we can put it into practice if we get a chance to tender. We found the handouts very useful as you could make your own notes throughout the workshop.
Midport Construction Ltd
The tender workshop was brilliant and I have requested our first PPQ and using the advice and guidance given I will hopefully fill it in correctly!Excellent content and the presenter was entertaining and informative."
KV Interiors Limited
"On behalf of my husband, Nick Stephens from Sunray Conversions and myself as an employee of Sandwell MBC we both found the Tender Workshop inspiring, interesting and extremely worthwhile.
Nick is classed as SME, and would not be pursuing larger contracts as mentioned during the workshop. However, he was inspired to take things further and wishes to attend the next Business Breakfast meeting.
We both found the trainer, Andrea from Klick interesting and engaging. She has most definitely given us food for thought.
Nick is very interested in taking things further, with the hope of gaining some effective contacts that may lead to working on longer term contracts within the local areas."
Caroline & Nick Stephens
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
£400,000 - £800,000
Secretary of State for the Home Department (The Home Office)
£500,000 - £2,200,000
Ministry of Defence
£2,000,000 - £4,000,000
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Leeds City Council
£1,000,000 - £2,000,000
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