Precise Proposals

Winning bids and tenders to help your company grow.

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 to deliver. But making them the main emphasis in a professional proposal is a mistake. The document 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

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 to win more business AND to cut your costs.

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Your Business Profile


Small Business

0-49 Employees

Medium Enterprise

50-249 Employees

Large Corporation

250+ Employees

About us


Precise Proposals helps organisations win tenders and grants by creating outstanding submission documents.

We are an innovative bid consultancy, built on a team with a 20-year track record of winning private sector and public sector contracts throughout the UK and Ireland. We've handled proposals of 5k to 250M in value. We have helped multiple clients achieve a 100% win-rate across multiple bids.

The Precise Proposals team is led by Michael Gerner, Principal Director. Other team members specialise in graphics, website design, and small business operational management. We have business partnerships to supplement our in-house resources and to help satisfy all of our clients' bidding needs.

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Training & Mentoring


Training

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 workshop: “How to win marks and influence people"

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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 be eligible for free mentoring...

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Testimonials


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 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 – BT

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 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

I work for an IT company, and our abilities in our field, are second to none. What we are not expects 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

Clients


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



Accenture

Education Authority

Radius Housing

Antrim & Newtownabbey
Borough Council

Fujitsu Services

Royal Mail

Ards & North Down Borough Council

Health Service Executive

Secure Trust Bank

Belfast City Council

HMRC

Sopra Steria

BMW Ireland

Metropolitan Police Service

Start360

Carson McDowell

Mid & East Antrim
Borough Council

The Executive Office

Causeway Coast & Glens
Borough Council

MOD

Tourism Ireland

CITB

Mount Venus Productions

Town & Country Catering

Construction Services Ireland

NIAS

Ulster Rugby

Crown Commercial Service

NICS

Ulster University

Department of Health (England)

Proparamedics

Volkswagen Group, Ireland

Department of Health (NI)

PSNI

Wilsons Auctions




APMP


The Association of Proposal Management Professionals

APMP is a non-profit membership organization founded in August 1989. Today, the Association has more than 6,000 members and 25 active chapters, worldwide.

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, which aggregates best practice in bids and tenders across multiple market sectors.
APMP

Contact


  • 19 Kingsland Park, Carrickfergus, N. Ireland. BT38 9DW
  • Precise Proposals is registered as a limited company in Northern Ireland: NI 618898