Bid Manager

England,North Yorkshire,Harrogate
09 October 2017
06 November 2017
Andrew Yell
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
One of our best clients is on the hunt for a Bid Manager to take ownership and management of their bid/tenders process; this is a real chance to develop the strategy, roadmaps and key points of a department within a large market leader in Harrogate.

Client Details

Our client is a marketing leading business within the health care sector. They have a track record of excellence in their field, and due to their success, they need to bring in a Bid Manager to help manage the Bids & Tender process. They are based in Harrogate.


The Key responsibilities of the role are split 3 fold-

Firstly, the Bid Manage must manage the procurement process. They should maintain and updated programme of all the current Expressions of Interest, Pre Qualification Questionnaires, Tenders, Interviews and Presentations and finally Site Visits.

There is also a need to review and monitor daily tender trackers in order to highlight new opportunities for the business. You will undertake full lifecycle management of the procurement process itself, from expressions of interest right the way to contract award. This includes the co-ordination and oversight of work load, alongside the management of internal stakeholders.

Finally, you will also be required to provide monthly reports to SMT detailing the current bids & tender timetable and pipeline.

The second aspect of the role is the preparation of monthly PQQ submissions. The bid manager will monitor and co-ordinate all responses to PQQ's in a timely manner, and then review them accordingly for accuracy and quality.

Following this, you will submit all of the PQQ'S and relevant documentation via a portal; along with a hard copy submission in accordance with a specified requirement.

Finally, the Bid Manager will be tasked with the preparation of tender documents. You will manage and deliver bid submissions which will ensure completion in time for a full review by the relevant Directors prior to submission; and you shall also plan work on the tender through the completion of an Opportunity Analysis and Overview which details both service and operational requirements.

You will also initiate the work on the tender via a call or meeting with Directors, Head of Regional Ops. and Home manager. This is to then co-ordinate and manage all of the tender submission inputs (including the pricing schedule, case studies and examples from internal stakeholders ensuring clear communication of deadlines).

There will also be a requirement to prepare method statements for questions, ensuring that each one is tailored to the customer's individual needs and requirements. You will also take the wider writing and proposal of tender/contract correspondence.

Finally, in regards to tender down time, you will undertake the necessary research in order to support business development and in turn the innovation of the services on offer. In addition, you will maintain knowledge of both local and central government policy and best practice in health and social care.

In regards to the database, you will also compile the relevant data and maintain the contracts database, in order to reflect current contracts and their relevant details; this will include value, volume and contract expiry dates.


The chosen candidate should have excellent organisational skills, alongside strong writing capability. As with any bid role, working to deadlines will be an essential part of the job!

Previous experience of working within health and social is essential; along with the capability to produce, review and write technical bids.

Prior experience of managing others is desired, however it isn't essential. You should however have a wider experience of writing proposals, specifications and contract correspondence. The ability to research, coupled with analytical skills to support business development and innovation will also be paramount- this will be used with your knowledge of local & central government's best practice in health and social care.

Finally, An understanding of all types of community based social care and health services would be very useful, and the ability to undertake business development (including face to face interaction) will be necessary.

Job Offer

On offer is a fantastic package and progression opportunity- alongside a market leading working culture to boot.

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