Horticulture and Landscaping Tenders: The Secrets to Success

Published12th August 2022 AuthorJohn Hudson

Looking for tips on finding and winning horticulture and landscaping tenders? Here’s 4 secrets from the experts!

Got questions about horticulture and landscaping tenders? Welcome to Facilities Tenders! Here, we have plenty of answers to some of the many questions you likely have. Want to know where to find horticulture and landscaping tenders? Perhaps you want to learn how to win these and write winning proposals. Luckily, you’re in the right place! Read on to learn more…

What are horticulture and landscaping tenders?

For those completely new to horticulture and landscaping tenders, here’s what they are.

Tenders for horticulture and landscaping works are contracts which organisations can bid for. A buyer may require certain landscaping work that they cannot deliver themselves. So, they will outsource to another company/individual.

Various suppliers can bid for the contract, and the buyer will select the most suitable candidate. The suppliers must provide a bid proposal expressing why they are the most suitable for the contract.

Where can you find horticulture and landscaping tenders?

If you are looking for horticulture and landscaping tenders, then you’re in the right place. As part of Hudson Discover, Facilities Tenders is one of 11 sector-specific portals.

These portals are designed to make the tendering process as easy as possible. As you may have found by now, it’s hard to find the perfect horticulture and landscaping tenders. Using a search engine such as Google will bring up countless results. It’ll be a challenge navigating so many sites. Plus, you’ll have to read lengthy tender documents to find out if the contract is suitable for you. This takes up a lot of time! But there are easier ways.

Our portals allow you to use filters to find select tenders that are suitable for your business. You can see tenders based on keywords, budget, location, and deadline. This way, you can instantly see if a contract is right for you.

Here’s some examples of the horticulture and landscaping tenders we source on our portals:

Rural Stirling H.A. Grounds Maintenance Framework 2022-2026

Rural Stirling Housing Association Ltd – Scotland – Budget: £150,000

Provision & Maintenance of Floral Arrangements

Neston Town Council – North West – Budget: £20,000

Pear Tree Fields Planting

Badsey & Aldington Parish Council – West Midlands – Budget: £40,000

Northern Boundary Tree Planting

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority – South East – Budget: £50,000

Grounds Maintenance for Poringland Parish Council

Poringland Parish Council – Eastern – Budget: £12,500

We also track opportunities for the following sub-sectors:

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Want to save even more time?

Upgrading to Discover Elite allows you to identify tender opportunities – even when you’re busy. Our two upgraded packages can improve your competitor awareness and bidding success rate. Each can help save you even more time when searching for garden maintenance tenders.

The Ultimate Time Saver package offers your business:

  • An annual subscription to a maximum of two Hudson Discover sector-specific portals. This option can help businesses that overlap two industries such as Facilities and Logistics, for example.
  • A maximum of five tender breakdowns per month.
  • Pre-market and award engagement notices monitored on your behalf.
  • Buyer portal management, including registration, password management, downloading documents and assessing viability based on your bid or no-bid strategy.
  • Weekly phone calls with your Account Manager to discuss viable tendering opportunities

Contact us for further help and support for growing your business.

How can you win horticulture and landscaping tenders?

To win horticulture and landscaping tenders, there are certain secrets you should know. We sat down with some professional Bid Writers from Hudson Succeed to see how they win tenders.

1.    Don’t submit your proposal after the deadline

Deadlines for tenders are extremely strict. If you submit your bid even a minute late, you won’t be considered. It is best to use bid management skills to stay organised and on track with your bids. This way, you’ll avoid any last-minute delays and issues. These can be incredibly stressful and can cost you all your time and hard work! Don’t risk everything by being unprepared.

2.    Don’t use technical jargon

The buyer will likely not be familiar with your industry. So, don’t use any technical jargon that they are unlikely to understand. This will confuse them, and they’ll not understand the important and useful parts of your proposal.

3.    Stick to the word count

Part of writing a tender is showcasing that you can follow instructions and a brief. So, make sure you stick to any given word count for your answers. If you don’t, you are showing the buyer they cannot trust you to carry out tasks.

4.    Make your proposal simple and easy to read

For our last tip on winning horticulture and landscaping tenders, make sure your bid is easy to read. The buyer doesn’t want to read a load of waffle about irrelevant points. They want you to answer their questions. Stick to this task and ensure it is easy to engage them. Otherwise, you’ll easily be forgotten and won’t stand out against competitors.


What are horticulture and landscaping tenders?

Horticulture and landscaping tenders are contracts which organisations can bid on to carry out certain works.

You can find opportunities via our Facilities Tenders portal.

How can you win horticulture and landscaping tenders?

  1. Don’t submit your proposal after the deadline
  2. Don’t use technical jargon
  3. Stick to the word count
  4. Make your proposal simple and easy to read.

Need assistance with bidding for horticulture and landscaping tenders? We can help with that too!

You may not have the time or resources in house to write a winning tender response in house. Outsourcing to tender writing specialists can help you secure your next contract.

Our sister company, Hudson Succeed, provide four levels of bid writing support services. Our Bid Writers have over 60 years of collective bid writing experience and an 87% success rate. Whether you’re new to tendering or need your response proofread – we can help.

Tender Ready

Tender Ready is the perfect programme for those who are completely new to tendering. You’ll have access to an expert Bid Consultant to answer any questions that you may have.

Tender Improvement

If you have already been applying for tenders but aren’t seeing success our Tender Improvement package can help. Our Bid Writers will go over your previous submissions and provide feedback and guidance.

Tender Writing

Have you found the perfect courier delivery contract for your business but are struggling to start? Send it over to our Bid Writing team and they can write the whole response for you. If you use our Tender Writing service, they’ll even submit it on your behalf!

Tender Mentor  

Our Bid Writers can look over a bid response you’ve already written, checking it for errors before you submit. Sometimes you just need another pair of eyes to go over your response and our Tender Mentor service can help.

Contact us today to find out more about how we can help.

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