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Please note, this is only a small selection of the tenders we have on our portal.See our top live tenders this week.
Our tender portal is designed to provide your organisation with the very latest opportunities to secure cleaning contracts.
We source a wide range of cleaning tenders across the UK. Our aim is to save you time and money – Facilities Tenders will do the hard work for you.
Our cleaning services clients require opportunity tracking to be easy, efficient and bespoke. This ensures that only industry-driven keywords are used to categorise each tender, making your search for tenders that much easier. Facilities Tenders takes the hassle out of finding opportunities, so your cleaning business can focus on what is important.
The portal allows you to:
If you’re an SME or a large organisation, sourcing cleaning contracts is difficult. There are several points to consider around choosing the right tender for your company and we’ll work through them.
As they say, time is money, and it’s never more important than when you’re searching for bids. Are you chasing every relevant bid? Or are you going through a thorough selection process, so that you have a higher chance of success? If you choose the former approach, you could be wasting hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of precious work time.
You should always choose your contract based on the whole life cost (WLC). For those not in the know, this essentially includes the procurement, maintenance, and disposing of goods. If this exceeds the value of the contract, then you need to reconsider your position.
In our modern times, logistics certainly makes long-distance contract delivery easier, but it doesn’t make it any less affordable.
With logistical considerations such as fuel, transport costs and time, considering the location of the contract is vital. Ultimately, considering the travelling requirements can prevent travel from eroding your profit.
As an SME, your bidding power may not be as strong as larger companies.
But this shouldn’t deter you from going for large contracts.
For most cleaning companies starting out, one of the best opportunities for growth is sub-contracting. The revenue from sub-contracting is competitive too, allowing you adequate growth potential whilst gaining experience. Luckily, there are plenty of tenders with potential for sub-contracting opportunities on Facilities Tenders.
Knowing your financial limit when it comes to choosing tenders is essential to success. As a rule of thumb, if the value exceeds half of your yearly revenue, your chance of winning will be diminished. This is mainly to safeguard you from overstretching your capabilities.
Of course, when looking at the competition, how do you fare? Although you won’t know directly who will bid, you can take educated guesses. Can you win against the prospective competitors?
Who are you actively searching for? Is it public sector contracts, such as hospital, school, or council building cleaning? Or is it private sector contracts? Deciding is imperative to success. Is your previous experience (case studies/testimonials) relevant to this contract?
How competitive do you aim to be? Is your profit margin razor thin? What lengths will you go to win the contract? Knowing this will refine your search for tenders even further.
Will you delve into a framework agreement? This is a multi-supplier contract that can operate for over a year. It enables buyers to choose the right supplier from an approved list. The other option is a single-supplier contract. What you choose depends on your company’s structure.
Are your accounts stable? Do you have three years of audited accounts? You may think this trivial in searching for cleaning tenders, but it’s incredibly important. If you don’t have any proof of your financial stability, you’ll find it hard to win contracts.
What is your current and future strategy? Are you attempting to branch out geographically? Are you looking to specialise in a corner of the industry? These factors need to be taken into consideration before bidding.
Knowing the type of organisations you’ll work with is essential. Are you looking to work with charities/non-profits? Is your business hardwired to meet the needs of a specific sector?
Take, for instance, chemical cleaning. You may be more inclined to bid for research/medical facilities.
Understanding what the industry expects of your company should be a number one priority when searching for cleaning contracts. Looking at the average requirements when it comes to certifications is imperative. Consider DBS checks, equality and diversity policies, individual qualifications, and experience. If you’re a specialised supplier in the cleaning industry, this will be a certainty.
When you’re applying for public contracts, you’ll be likely to encounter social value. You may feel this doesn’t concern you as a cleaning company, but all suppliers are expected to adhere to the following issues.
You will find an extensive range of cleaning contract tenders on the portal. These opportunities are suitable for businesses of all sizes.
If you would like to see the cleaning tenders we have right now, please book a free demo. Our team will schedule your demo at a time convenient to you.
Our team at our sister company, Hudson Succeed, have been writing and winning tenders for over 60 years.
They proudly hold an 87% bid success rate and vast experience in the facilities management industry.