Live Bids: Where You Can Find Them and How to Win!

30th March 2022

Want to know how to find and win a live bid?

So, you’ve got questions about live bids. That’s great! We are here to share everything we know with you to help you succeed. At Hudson Succeed, we have over 60 years of experience and an 87% success rate. So, we are confident in our ability to support you and your business. Keep reading to find out where to find a tender and how you can win!

Where can you find live bids?

If you’re looking for a live bid that’s perfect for your business, begin with a search engine. This could be Google, or Bing, as just a couple of examples. When you search for live bids, the search engine will give you relevant website results. Then, you can have a look through and see if you find anything that’s right for you and your business.

However, this process can be incredibly time consuming. Scouring so many websites can take hours. These sites will also likely not have all the key information summarised. So, you’ll have to read lengthy documents to see if it’s any good. If you look at a live bid to find out the deadline is too soon, then you’ve wasted this time. Luckily, there are services that can help with this issue…

Hudson Discover

At our sister company, Hudson Discover, you can use our 11 sector-specific portals to find live bids. Our portals help you to streamline the process of finding bids in various ways. Firstly, we upload new tenders to our portals daily, and we send notification emails to keep you updated. We also list our opportunities with the key details visible. This means you can use these options to find tenders right for you. As well as being able to quickly see if a tender’s deadline is too close, for example. You can search for tenders based on keywords, locations, budgets, and sub-sector.

Discover Elite

If you want to streamline the process even further, you can sign up to Discover Elite via your chosen portal. With this service, a dedicated Account Manager will find live bids on your behalf. They’ll speak with you weekly to discuss opportunities that may interest you. This is especially helpful for those with little time to spare due to busy schedules.

How can you win live bids?

If you have the time and you’re confident in your abilities, you may choose to write the bid proposal yourself. We have plenty of insights on the tendering process and writing bid proposals for those looking for bid writing help. Here are just a few tips from our own experts that can help you to write live bid proposals.

  • Don’t use technical jargon – You don’t want to confuse the reader and the likelihood is they aren’t experts in your industry. Avoid using technical jargon so you keep it as clear as possible.
  • Proofread your proposal – Make sure you proofread and edit your proposal. There will almost certainly be errors hidden somewhere. Our experts advise proofing it multiple times for any inconsistencies. You can even have someone else read it to see if they notice any issues.
  • Make sure you are eligible – You would probably be surprised at how many businesses tender for contracts they aren’t eligible for or can’t deliver. Read all the bid documents from the buyer to ensure this opportunity is for you. Otherwise, you are wasting a lot of your time.

How can Bid Writers help you win a live bid?

If you would prefer to let the experts handle it, then turning to a professional Bid Writer is best. These experts do this for a living, so they know what it takes to win live bids. Here are just a few ways they can help you win your bid.

1.     Bid Writers have bid management skills

One of the most important skills that Bid Writers have is bid management. This is how they breakdown a bid and organise its workload. A lot of the time, people who try to write a bid will be overwhelmed with the workload. Not managing this efficiently can lead to mistakes and even missing the deadline. So it may be worth considering bid management consultancy for your business.

2.     They are expert writers who can write clearly and persuasively

It is essential for your bid proposal to be clear, concise, and persuasive. You want to persuade the buyer that you are the right fit for the contract. Bid writers have done this countless times, so they have the writing and communication skills to do it effectively.

3.     They are experienced in the industry and know what it takes to win and appeal to the buyer

Finally, as you may imagine, an expert will have a lot of experience in their field. The same goes for Bid Writers. They are seasoned in their craft and know what it takes to win a live bid. Therefore, they can use this experience and wisdom to get you the results you want. If you are not experienced in bid writing, then you’ll likely make the easy mistakes that experts know to avoid.


So, now you should know how to find live bids and how to win them. Let’s recap everything we covered.

Where can you find live bids?

You can find live bids on sites such as one of Hudson Discover’s sector-specific tender portals. They streamline the process of finding tenders.

How can you win live bids?

  • Don’t use technical jargon
  • Proofread your proposal
  • Make sure you are eligible.

How can Bid Writers help you win a live bid?

–       Bid Writers have bid management skills

–       They are expert writers who can write clearly and persuasively

–       Are experienced in the industry and know what it takes to win and appeal to the buyer.

If you still have questions about a live bid, feel free to contact us. We are always happy to help!

Need help searching for tenders?

You may be wondering where you can find a tender for your business. There’s no shortage of websites offering multi-sector tendering opportunities and leads. Ideally, you should be searching for a sector-specific site that posts all unique, public and private sector opportunities.

Our sister company, Hudson Discover, has 11 sector-specific tendering portals.  One centralised and easy-to-navigate portal can help you save time, streamlining the process.

Once signed up, you’ll have access to your own dedicated Account Manager. They’ll be able to answer any questions you may have about public sector contracts. You’ll also get an email alert when new and relevant tenders are uploaded to your sector.

A subscription to one of our industry-specific portals will include:

  • Unlimited portal access. You can browse your industry’s portal to your heart’s content. See the hundreds of opportunities that are available, intuitively categorised and easily accessible.
  • A daily email bulletin. When you sign up to a portal, you’ll receive an email alert when new tenders are uploaded.
  • A dedicated Account Manager. They’ll handle any questions or queries you may have about the portal.
  • A free 20-minutes phone consultation with a Bid Writer. Our expert bid consultants will chat with you about anything tender related.

What opportunities can I expect from a tender search on a Hudson Discover portal?

We host all kinds of tenders in both the public and private sectors. These are inclusive of, but aren’t limited to:

Now you know how to accurately perform a tender search, you may be wondering how to write a bid. Well, luckily for you, we are experts in bid writing.

We have over 60 years of bid writing experience and an 87% success rate. Whether you’re completely new to tendering or aren’t seeing results – we can help. There are four bid writing packages available:

Once you’ve found a tender you’d like to go for, send it over to us. One of our Bid Writers will write the tender response for you. They’ll provide a full Tender Writing breakdown and even submit it on your behalf.

Tender Mentor can give your tender response a once over before you submit. The Bid Writing Team will analyse your response, notifying you of any errors and opportunities for improvements prior to submission.

During the Tender Ready service, our team will create professional policies, procedures, and case studies in your company branding. If you already have this content, we will review everything carefully to ensure that nothing is missed. This service also helps businesses who are new to tendering with terminology and industry knowledge.

The Tender Improvement package can help those who have tendered before but aren’t seeing results. Our Bid Writers will assess your previous responses and work with you to develop improved content.

Get in touch to find out how we can help your business grow.


Our support doesn’t end there! Our sister company, Vocal, is on hand to help.

The Vocal Team are not afraid to stand up and be heard. And we make sure our clients aren’t either! From small, micro businesses to large organisations, we are vocal about the things that make your business unique.

Our creative service is dedicated to growing your business through striking and thought-provoking content. Our team specialise in six areas, including:

If you’d like to know more about what we can do for your business, introduce yourself to the team!

Contact us today to find out more.

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