I posted here a few days back about Strategic Proposals' latest survey - soliciting bidders' views of buyers. (Have you contributed yet? We've had several hundred responses. It'll only take three minutes via this link. Thanks!)
In writing that post, it struck me that we haven't really spent much time here on The Proposal Guys discussing our other key online tool. We launched the Proposal Benchmarker back in March, seeking to share much of our long-standing benchmarking methodology free, online, with any teams wanting to assess and improve their bid and proposal capabilities.
You can access it here: www.proposalbenchmarker.com . The tool's pretty self-explanatory, although there's a rather neat little video starring our colleague Graham Ablett if you want a little guidance - in itself, a good example of some of the work of our UK design team!
A shade under 100 questions. Making you think honestly about how you fare against best practice and against your peers in the world of winning work. Generating not only a tailored report that you can use internally to celebrate your achievements and seek buy-in for any necessary changes - but also lots of data that we'll use later in the year for a 'state of the nation' report into bid and proposal management.
We're really proud of it - and happen to think there's nothing else like it available in our profession, never mind as a free resource. And we've had wonderful feedback so far from the many people who've completed it. You can do it individually, or it makes a great centrepiece for a team meeting in which you fill it in together.
We'd love to see how you fare. And we hope you'll enjoy completing the questions and seeing the results.