Posts Tagged: tenders

Thought Bubble wins Gold and two Silvers at Women in Business Awards

Thought Bubble and its Managing Director have been named the winner of the 2016 Gold Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year – Business Services – 10 or Less Employees category and Silver Stevie® Awards in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services (10 or Less Employees) and Asia, Australia or New…

Health reform – new directions in health care

Thought Bubble has worked solidly on health reform – new directions in health care – throughout 2014 across mental health, aged care, paramedic response, chronic disease management and drug and alcohol services. The high volume of tenders is the result of national directions which are driving the reform across Australia. Many programs are being designed to deliver consumer-focused, collaborate approaches…

The difference between bids, tenders and proposals

Are you resourcing a tender or bid team?  Need a proposal writer?  A bid manager…no, maybe a tender manager.  If you are confused with the mix of terminology used by procurement and business development professionals you are not alone. Here we explain the difference between bids, tenders and proposals with a straight forward list of definitions…

What’s the difference between an EOI, RFP, RFT and RFQ?

What’s the difference between an EOI, RFP, RFT and RFQ?  If you’re confused by the plethora of terms around bid management, tender consulting, proposals and the equally confusing list of acronyms related to procurement you’re not alone. The various acronyms used in the procurement process has a lot to do around the buyer’s readiness to purchase….

The role of the bid manager – a transformational change

Do a search on job boards, LinkedIn and Google, and you’ll soon see that the procurement and business development profession – and the way in which services are procured and delivered, are undergoing a transformation. While the tender (or bid) manager traditionally represented the organisation through words, the profession’s responsibilities – and role titles –…

How tenders and bids have changed: observations from a veteran

With 17 years experience in the industry, Thought Bubble is now into its fifth generation tender and bid cycle.  We look at how this growing discipline is evolving into a corporate necessity. How tenders and bids have changed – where we have come from Gone are the days when contracts and deals were sealed over…