How to Find Courier Service Tenders That Are PERFECT for Your Business

Published29th June 2022 AuthorJohn Hudson

Trying to find courier service tenders that are right for you? Look no further than Transport Tenders!

At Transport Tenders, we understand the struggle of finding the perfect courier service tenders. The case goes for any sector. Trying to find a tender that ticks all the boxes can be difficult. In this blog, we will share with you how to streamline the process of finding courier service tenders. Stick around to learn more!

How to find courier service tenders

When you search for courier service tenders in Google, you’ll be met with countless websites. Trying to work your way through these sites and find relevant tenders can be tricky. In fact, it will take hours of your time. If you are already incredibly busy, it can be a challenge trying to manage this and other work. Thankfully, we saw this issue and decided to help you out!

As part of Hudson Discover, Transport Tenders is one of 11 sector-specific tender tracking portals. These portals were designed to make the process of finding tenders much easier. You can use filters to define your search, making it easier to find relevant courier service tenders for your business. These filters include locations, keywords, and budgets. Plus, deadline dates are clearly listed, so you’ll know straight away if you have time to complete the bid.

What makes Transport Tenders different from other tender portals?

So, you may have heard about tender portals. Therefore, you might be wondering what makes ours the better option. Well, we have Opportunity Trackers that manually search for tenders without the use of CPV codes. These codes are a way of listing tenders, but they can often have errors. This results in those tenders being missed. Imagine if a minor error means you miss the perfect tender for your business!

On top of this, our portals are updated daily, and we send tender notifications. This allows our users to keep up to date with all the latest opportunities.

Want to save time looking for courier service tenders? Try Discover Elite

Sign up to Discover Elite via your chosen portal. Then, 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.

Upgrading to Discover Elite will ensure you never miss a tendering opportunity, even when you’re busy!

The Ultimate Time-Saving Tool offers your business:

  • An annual subscription to a maximum of two Discover portals of your choice.
  • Up to five bid breakdowns per month to help you make your bid or no-bid
  • Weekly phone calls with your Account Manager to discuss viable leads and tendering opportunities.
  • Award and pre-market engagement notices monitored on your behalf.
  • Public and private buyer portal management including registering, password management, downloading documents and assessing viability based on your bid strategy.

Top tips for winning courier service tenders

Want to know some top tips for winning courier service tenders? Here are six from Bid Writing Consultants!

  1. Read all the tender documents and take note of specific and important details. They may be important later on.
  2. Check you are eligible for the tender and meet any specific requirements.
  3. Writing and communications skills are required for any winning tender. Ensure the bid is written clearly and is straight to the point.
  4. Don’t use technical jargon. As mentioned above, the bid needs to be as clear as possible.
  5. Don’t miss the deadline! If you do, your bid will not be considered.
  6. Use bid management skills to stay organised. It will make the process far more manageable.

Examples of courier service tenders found on our portal

Provision of Bespoke Courier Services

Nottingham Trent University – East Midlands – Budget: £175,000

Courier Services

The Common Services Agency (NHS National Services Scotland) – Scotland – Budget: £1,000,000

Urgent Courier Service (Small Items) Across North West London

NHS Shared Business Services – London – Budget: £60,000

Provision of Courier Services

Royal Berkshire Fire Authority – South East – Budget: £40,000

GB-Bristol: FLIS Courier Service

Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Other – South West – Budget: £113,000


Let’s recap everything we covered in our bid on finding courier service tenders.

To find courier service tenders, you should use a tender portal to streamline the process. Transport Tenders is unique because we don’t use CPV codes. So, we never miss an opportunity that may be perfect for our users.

You can upgrade to Discover Elite to have an Account Manager find courier service tenders on your behalf.

How to win courier service tenders:

  • Read all the tender documents and make notes of specific and important details
  • Check you are eligible for the tender and meet any specific requirements
  • Ensure the bid is written clearly and is straight to the point
  • Don’t use technical jargon
  • Don’t miss the deadline
  • Use bid management skills to stay organised.

If you require further support with courier service tenders, please contact us to speak with our experts.

Need help writing your next tender?

If you don’t have the resources or time to write a winning bid, why not outsource it? Our sister company, Hudson Succeed, boasts an 87% success rate and has over 60 years of collective bidding experience. They offer four bid writing support packages to help you on the path to success. Whether you’re new to tendering, or simply need someone to proof your written response before you submit – we can help.

Tender Ready

Our Tender Ready programme is designed for those who have never tendered before. This 4-week programme works with you to ensure you have everything in place to tender successfully.

Tender Improvement

Tender Improvement can help if you’re already tendering but aren’t seeing success from your current efforts. Our Bid Writers will assess your previous submissions and supporting documents. They’ll give you feedback and guidance on how to improve, helping you to secure your next tender.

Tender Mentor

If you’ve written a tender and need someone to proofread it – Tender Mentor is for you. A Bid Writer will double-check it’s in line with the specification and free of any grammar or spelling mistakes.

Tender Writing

If you’ve found the perfect tender but don’t know where to start – we can help. Send the specification over to us and our Bid Team will do the rest. They’ll let you know what they need from you and provide you with a full breakdown. They’ll even submit it on your behalf, leaving you more time to focus on your business.

Get in touch to find out more information.

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