Lisa hails from Ballina in Co. Mayo and graduated from DCU with a BBS Hons degree in 1999. After spending time travelling, Lisa started working with Ibec in Technology Ireland as Marketing Executive, progressing to recruiting companies into Ibec membership. 5 years later, Lisa moved into the Corporate Banking arm of Ulster Bank, where she spent 10 years in a variety of marketing and communications roles. Most recently, Lisa worked with Deloitte as Marketing Manager before arriving at TenderScout as Head of Marketing. Lisa brings with her over 15 years experience in B2B Marketing & management roles. As mother of three young girls, she knows how to get stuff done which is exactly what she plans to do as COO with TenderScout!

It Takes Time But Here's Why Your Business Needs to Invest in Tendering

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Has your business tried their hand in the tender market? The figures speak for themselves - Ireland is a long way behind in the tender market. EU data tells us that fewer than 250 Irish SMEs won European tenders in 2013, with only 2% of Irish companies winning EU tenders since 2003. These figures make it clear that Irish SMEs are reluctant to throw their hats in the ring alongside the brightest and best in the EU. This aversion to the intricacy of applications means that Irish companies are missing out on a new business pool that has over two trillion euro up for grabs. It takes time but here's why your business needs to invest in tendering:

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7 Steps to Take Your Government Tenders to Another Level

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The State is the single largest buyer in Ireland, spending a whopping €9 billion of public money on procuring services and goods in 2017, across 7,500 different tender opportunities. Here are 7 Steps to Take Your Government Tenders to Another Level:

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Fionan Murray
Great blog. What are the minimum financial hurdles that an SME has to meet to bid...t/o over three years, insurances such as publi... Read More
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 10:03
Lisa Raftery
Hi Fionan Thanks for your comments and you're right. Candidate selection criteria usually fall into three main categories: \nExclu... Read More
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 14:02
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How to Write a Winning Tender Proposal

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Are you applying for government tenders? You should be. Globally, government tenders are worth  a huge 18% of GDP , and in the Republic of Ireland, the  largest buyer from Irish suppliers is the Irish government. Yet you could be one of the many busi...
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