By Natalie Ponting on 21 Jan 2015
Central and local government, the NHS, schools, universities and other public sector bodies spend a vast amount of money buying goods and services. They often claim that they would prefer to support the voluntary sector, but NFP organisations rarely end up winning against the private sector.
Putting together tenders is an incredibly time-consuming process, and most charities can’t afford to maintain a member of staff dedicated to compose elaborate pitches. And it gets even more complicated when you start looking at pitching as a consortium with other organisations in order to secure larger-scale contracts.
TPP are currently considering setting up a forum of small-to-medium size charities who would like to win more tenders, to offer them support and advice. If you are interested in joining this forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.