April 10th 2020


Take the opportunity to plan and prepare for future public sector business

Anyone who wants advice, mentoring or some online bid writing training, whilst home working, please contact me.

I can now provide one to one bid writing training based on my popular ½ day and 1 day bid writing courses.  Available on Skype , Zoom or WhatsApp

Email :

Skype: Geoff.yale2

Or find me on Twitter @geoff_yale

April 3rd 2020

3rd April 2020

We do not know how long this emergency situation will last, but it seems obvious now that establishing contracts with the public sector can not only be advantageous but also good business practice.

Having a mixed portfolio of business from both the public and private sector can complement your business. Opportunities to establish higher levels of cash flow and financial security from the public sector, would be balanced with a higher risk and reward from the private sector, with the ultimate aim of establishing a more dynamic and secure business.

March 2020


During these extraordinary times I wanted to keep you informed, with an overview of public sector tender activity. Tenders and mini bid opportunities are still being issued and available, you should keep looking.

As we approach the Easter break, contract notice opportunities have decreased, as you would expect but we are still seeing approximately 40+ opportunities available each day.

As the public sector changes its work locations from office to home working, productive work has reduced, which I think has resulted in some current tender opportunities being extended –but not cancelled.

This will probably stabilise as public sector staff establish home working and I would expect tender activity to slowly increase.

Some of my clients and I have also noticed that some local authorities, have changed payment terms from 30/45 days down to less than 7 day payment –to assist supplier cash flow –particularly small local suppliers.

Keep looking to establish public sector business activity.

June 2018

A central contract has been awarded to a client for the supply of Fresh Meat and Poultry to Leeds Beckett University.

May 2018

A number of successful tender submissions for a client offering Grounds Maintenance Services has resulted in successful contracts awards with:

Fusion 21-Grounds Maintenance Framework

Hopwood Hall College, Rochdale-Grounds Maintenance Services

NHS Communities Health Partnership-Grounds Maintenance Services, to a number of NHS clinics in the North West.

April 2018

A successful tender submission has resulted in a new contracts award with the National Union of Students (NUS), for the supply of Fresh Meat and Poultry to Student Union catering establishments throughout the UK.

March 2018

  • Successful submission bid for the supply of Fresh Meat and Poultry to Bradford Grammar School. A two year contract, value circa £100k.
  • Successful submission bid for Landscaping. A four year framework agreement with Stockport Homes.

February 2018

Succesful bid submission for a client in the North West to Bourne Leisure (Butlins, Haven Holidays, Warner Hotels), for Fresh Meat, Poultry and Game.

January 2018

To add to our core of clients during 2017, we also successfully supported a number of new clients in a variety of areas, including:

NHS Transport

Private Ambulance Services

Sign-Design, Manufacture and install

Commercial cleaning

Architecture and Design

Ground Travel Services


The start of 2018 has seen requests for support in Social Care, Change Management, Physiotherapy Services, Passenger Transport and Payroll Services.

December 2017

Successful contract award for a client in the South West for a 3 year contract for Ground Transportation Services to Cornwall Airport, Newquay.

November 2017

Winning Bids & Tenders Workshop – 28/11/17

On behalf of the NW Chamber of Commerce, Geoff Yale Consultancy will be holding the above titled workshop at the Chamber’s Blackpool Training Centre.

To book please ring 01772 653000

Meet the Buyer Event – 8/11/17

at the North West Chamber of Commerce

Geoff will be attending the above event to give potential suppliers helpful advice on the bid process and how to present your tender proposal.

October 2017

A successful contract award achieved for a client in the North West to:

Sir John Deanes College, Derbyshire for grounds maintenance. This is a 3 year contract with a potential of a 2 year extension.


September 2017

Successful Contract award achieved for a client in the South East to:

  • Brighton & Hove City Council-Long Term/Settled Temporary Accommodation to 2020
  • Northamptonshire County Council-Community Living Services Provision to 2010

Both these contracts are for over 3 years enabling the client the opportunity to expand housing stock and services in those areas.

August 2017

Successful Contract award achieved for a client in the South West to:

  • Bath & North East Somerset Council (TPPL). Framework agreement for Purchase of Bus and Coach Conversions.

The contract is for 4 years and includes 3 Lots for 5, 12, & 17 seat minibus conversions. The contract ensures exposure to opportunities from all councils and other Public Sector bodies in the UK.