​What is a Bid Writer?

A Bid Writer is responsible for creating and overseeing bids. Bids are a detailed and costed proposal used to help win contracts for construction projects. Most bid managers work within the built environment sector, but they can work in any industry in which work is contracted out. Typical employers of Bid Managers include, construction and engineering contractors and subcontractors.

Key skills to be successful as a Bid Writer will include:

 

  • Identifying opportunities on which to submit bids

  • Planning a successful strategy for winning a bid

  • Researching, writing and/or checking proposals

  • Negotiating with specialist suppliers and/or subcontractors

What are the typical daily duties for a Bid Writer?

From employer to employer the job description of a Bid Writer can vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Creative and innovative thinking

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Relationship-building

  • Influencing skills

  • Commercially aware

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​Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland, which in 2020 had an estimated population of 635,640. Glasgow is the 4th largest city in the United Kingdom and the 27th largest city in Europe by population. Glasgow is recorded as the fifth most visited city in the United Kingdom and covers an area of 68 square miles. Glasgow has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

£400million City Deal regeneration projects

As part of this huge regeneration scheme, listed are some of the key projects and areas of focus, including regeneration work in the city centre; Sighthill and the canal area; in Collegelands, Calton and the Barras; on the Clyde waterfront and the West End; supporting growing businesses; and the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership activities across the city.  

Barclays Glasgow Campus

This major riverside development, on the south bank of the Clyde, will be home to the banking giant's new Northern European hub, leading to the creation of around 2,500 jobs. Included in this huge project will be 300 residential apartments, with a roof terrace and commercial units.

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