Precise Proposals

We believe good companies deserve great contracts

We believe that good companies deserve great contracts.  

Companies hire Precise Proposals to achieve outstanding results in tenders and proposals.

With over 600 bids submitted since the company was formed in 2013, our overall win rate is better than 80%. That is more than 10 times the national average, according to research delivered to government by the Federation of Small Businesses. We even have dozens of instances where clients have achieved a 100% annual win rate with us. There are multiple instances of our clients achieving 100% quality marks in bids (virtually unheard of in tenders and proposals). Several of those clients were novices to tendering.

We handle e-tenders day and daily. Remote working is our specialty, allowing us to slot into our clients' operations with the minimum of disruption; maintaining business continuity in even difficult operating conditions.

Specialising in proposals and tenders for over 25 years, our Principal Director has seen success on submissions up to £250M in value. With his help, one company even doubled their stock value inside 24 hours when they announced a significant contract win. Another went from number 4 in their industry up to number 1 within two years.

What would your business look like if you won some more significant contracts?  To find out, contact us!

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It's all about you!

It's all about you!

You will have seen that most companies focus on telling you all about themselves: why they are the best, the cheapest, the most reliable, etc. Those are important messages. But making them the main emphasis in a professional proposal is a mistake. The document then reads as if it is all about the company and not really about the client. At Precise Proposals, we see things differently. What really matters is what your client really requires. We target our responses to match each client's different needs and aspirations. It's a different type of approach but it gives your proposal a winning edge!

Overcoming your key challenges

Overcoming your key challenges

All organisations are under pressure to cut costs and budgets wherever they can. At the same time, they need to win more contracts and/or grants to grow. These objectives seem to be mutually exclusive. The Precise Proposals team actually helps clients to achieve both. We help you win more business AND cut your costs.

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Small Business

0-49 Employees

Medium Enterprise

50-249 Employees

Large Corporation

250+ Employees

Precise Proposals helps organisations win tenders and proposals by creating outstanding submission documents. We believe that good companies deserve great contracts. We help make that happen.

Our consultancy is built on a team with a 25-year track record of winning private sector and public sector contracts throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and overseas. We've handled proposals of 10k to 250M in value. With over 600 bids submitted since the company was formed in 2013, our overall win rate is better than 82%. That is more than 10 times the national average, according to research delivered to government by the Federation of Small Businesses.  We even have dozens of instances where clients have achieved a 100% annual win rate with us.

The Precise Proposals team is led by Michael Gerner, Principal Director. Other highly experienced associates are potentially available to handle proposals and tenders, again with impressive qualifications and sustaining our high win rate.


Precise Proposals follows biblical Christian practice. That means:

  • We will treat each of our clients with honour.  You are a highly valued person (John 3:16). We recognise that value.
  • We will be honest in our dealings
  • We will avoid any conflicts of interest
We work with passionate commitment and quality, because we are working for you as if we are working for the Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:23). We are not just answerable to you, we answer to God for what we do and say (2 Corinthians 5:10).

We also pray about our work and we’ve seen remarkable Divine favour. As just one notable example of many: successful submision on a £250 million contract achieved in one third the normal time, where success was judged as impossible by informed managers. Such blessings glorify God, not us.

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
Psalm 115:1

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Could you, or your team, use practical, hands-on training in how to write winning tender answers, using a simplified, succinct and successful style? Take our highly successful workshop: “How to win marks and influence people."

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Mentoring / Coaching

Mentoring / Coaching

Getting to grips with public sector tenders? Want to ensure your business succeeds against fierce competition? Mentoring can unlock your potential to reach the sky! Your business may even be eligible for free mentoring...

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 Michael Gerner is the best Bid Manager I have ever worked with. His passion, enthusiasm and meticulous attention to detail are exemplary. He understands all aspects of Public Sector procurement, commercial and financial issues. He runs a bid ensuring everyone involved is fully aware of their role and actions. On top of this, he is a role model with regards to his personal and professional integrity. I would highly recommend Michael and would be delighted to work with him again at any stage. 

Paul Wickens
Chief Executive - NICS Enterprise Shared Services (Citation provided during Paul's career in the private sector prior to joining NICS)

 I work for an IT company, and our abilities in our field, are second to none. What we are not experts in, is the writing of tenders. Therefore we contacted Precise Proposals, initially to provide some guidance on the response process. We very quickly realized that their direct assistance, would offer a far better opportunity to communicate our services in the appropriate manner... The whole process was managed and communicated very professionally, which culminated in the reducing the amount of work our team did, due to getting it right first time, negated rewriting. We won the tender and will be using Precise Proposals on all future tender responses. 

Paul R.
Business Development - IT Services

 I had the pleasure of working with Michael on a number of successful Public Sector bids over a 2 year period. Michael's unique, thorough and no nonsense approach to bid management spear-headed the success of these bids and at the same time made them enjoyable to work on. Michael is trustworthy, someone who displays the highest integrity and a true professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any company. 

Eamonn Joyce
Senior Sales Professional

 Michael worked for me on a number of successful and complex public sector procurements, always displaying a high degree of professionalism and focus on the desired outcome whilst also encouraging and managing the best out of the bid support team. 

Rob Banathy
Programme Manager at Government Digital Service

 Michael is an excellent bid manager and I can recommend his work. He could be relied on to produce first class bids without supervision and trusted to undertake activities well above his grade. He was able to produce technically sound proposals that bound the risks associated with implementation while at the same time producing detailed cost models. A good all rounder and an asset to any bid team. 

Mark Protheroe
Senior Bid Director - The BidTeam

 “Michael never disappoints; one of our best mentors.” “Just to let you know we got the contract… A massive thank-you for your help and perseverance… someone like you… was invaluable to a … business like ours.” “Michael was fantastic! The help and advice was well beyond what I hoped for: absolutely brilliant.” “Many thanks again for your amazing help.” 

Various Clients
Mentoring Assignments

Our team has worked for, or submitted winning bids to, the following organisations:


Education Authority

Radius Housing

Antrim & Newtownabbey
Borough Council


Royal Mail

Ards & North Down Borough Council

Health Service Executive

Sea Source Offshore

Belfast City Council


Secure Trust Bank

BMW Ireland



Carson McDowell

Mid & East Antrim
Borough Council

The Executive Office

Causeway Coast & Glens
Borough Council


Tourism Ireland


Mount Venus Productions

Town & Country Catering

Construction Services Ireland


Ulster Rugby

Crown Commercial Service (CCS)


Ulster University

Department of Health (England)


Volkswagen Group, Ireland

Department of Health (NI)


Wilsons Auctions

The Association of Proposal Management Professionals

APMP is a non-profit membership organization founded in August 1989. Today, the Association has more than 13,000 members and over 25 chapters around the world.

Membership includes proposal and business development professionals who are engaged in a wide range of activities including business development and acquisition, proposal management, strategic planning, business capture, sales, competitive intelligence, writing, editing, graphic design, desktop publishing, document production, and proposal consulting.

At Precise Proposals, our Principal Director is an accredited APMP member. This means:

- Success in a rigorous examination on professional bidding practices
- Commitment to Continuous Professional Development
- Active involvement in the development of the art and science of winning business proposals
- Adherence to the APMP's high standards of professional behaviour

Through this accreditation, our clients can also benefit from the tools and techniques stored in the APMP Body of Knowledge, covering best practice in bids and tenders across multiple market sectors.
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  • Precise Proposals is registered as a limited company in Northern Ireland: NI 618898