Bid Writer (Maidstone)

Apogee is Europe’s largest independent managed services provider of print, document and process technology.

Our reputation as the first choice provider for multi-vendor print technology and service is built on the unique approach we have taken to Managed Services, pro-actively monitoring our clients to maximise uptime, and the innovation we employ to maintain a portfolio of services which differentiate us.

We also provide Digital Document Services which includes an in-house team of fully qualified engineers who provide true 24/7 outsource print capabilities. We are the only UK Company specialising in the provision of both in-house and outsource complete document solutions.

The purpose of this role is the creation of compelling responses to use in pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ), and invitations to tender (ITT). This is achieved by liaising with staff across all departments of the business, ensuring that the content clearly articulates Apogee’s value proposition.


  • Assume primary responsibility for producing written responses and content, whilst working alongside the Bid Manager(s) develop a bid structure, setting timescales for tender responses, and ensuring internal deadlines are met (escalating issues as required).
  • Work alongside the Bid Manager(s) to drive the overall bid strategy and identity win themes / USPs of our approach.
  • Support the storyboarding sessions with PQQ / ITT team members, working alongside the Bid Manager to ensure that all storyboards are reviewed.
  • Leading PQQ and ITT submissions from a written perspective, particularly with regard to producing first drafts, incorporating critiques of draft responses, proof reading and copy editing.
  • Translate complex technical & bespoke material from various sources into concise, easily understandable, organised, one-voice styled content.
  • Be able to edit and proof read all documentation prior to submission, ensuring the bid documentation is formatted, collated and presented in a professional manner.
  • Successfully work on multiple PQQs and ITTs simultaneously in a high-paced environment, often with a short turnaround time for submissions.
  • Proactively develop and manage a network of subject matter experts throughout the business and industry.

Person Specification:

  • The successful candidate will come from a bid writing background, ideally in the managed services sector, however all bid professionals are encouraged to apply.
  • Full knowledge of the bid lifecycle from tracking of OJEU notices to PQQ, tender and post tender interviews / presentations.
  • Extensive experience and proven expertise in the production of compelling, compliant, and responsive tender responses, on time and budget.
  • Strong customer focus and ability to influence and negotiate with people at mid-levels within Apogee and customer organisations.