Mercury Business Development

Competitive tendering can be tough, stressful and time consuming.

We can help.

We love writing bids and tenders.  You have service delivery expertise.  Together we can make a great team. 

Our Services

Bid writing

By hiring us to write your bid, you can free up time in the bidding process, and leave your staff to concentrate on other things, such as providing services.  

We can help you produce a winning bid by:

  • Working with operational and specialist teams to fully answer all questions
  • Provide advice on compliance and gathering necessary evidence
  • Writing answers which reflect the scoring mechanism
  • Making post-review amendments

Review service

Do you want to produce the bid internally? If so, we can review your bid prior to submission. 

Our bid specialists take an objective view, assessing for:

  • Compliance
  • Readability
  • Fit with the specification
  • Assessment against the scoring criteria
  • Consistency
  • A compelling ‘story’ of how you will deliver the service


An independent review prior to submission is a cost-effective way of maximising your chance of winning.

Or have you been bidding and not winning, and you’re not sure why?  We can carry out a review of past bids and produce a report on our findings. We look at what you’ve written with a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ and can offer some useful insights, and practical tips and examples to help improve future submissions.

Bidding and not winning is disappointing for everyone involved, and a poor use of resources.  An independent review gives you practical and useful tips.

Bid coaching

Bid coaching is a great way to build up your internal bidding skills. We can work with your own staff to coach them through the bid process. 


Using the knowledge and expertise that we have learned over many years of successful bidding, we can help you maximise your chances of winning as well as learning valuable skills for future opportunities.

We offer coaching throughout the whole process, or just concentrate on specific areas such as:

  • Pre-qualification
  • Bid writing
  • Developing a service solution
  • Preparing for bidder interview

Funding for businesses based in the North East of England

Mercury Business Development is a registered Provider for NBSL’s North East Business Support Fund helping businesses to improve their competitiveness. 

Find out more at https://www.nbsl.org.uk/how-we-can-help/growing-your-business   

Applications can be sent to http://www.nbsl.org.uk/nebsf-application