Deloitte, Bid Advisor Support, Consulting, Belfast

Role description

Deloitte LLP is a leading professional services firm employing over 14,000 partners and staff across 23 locations in the UK and generating revenues of over 2.8bn a year. The firm has a large public sector practice with over 100 dedicated partners and senior staff and specialists in central government, health, education, defence, local and regional government and public transport.

With a revenue plan of £185m and 850+ practitioners, Deloitte’s public sector practice is one of the largest and most experienced providers of professional services to public sector clients in the UK. Because of the regulated nature of procurement in the public sector, the firm maintains a specialist team to manage the bids for entry onto framework agreements and other major contracts which serve as the principal routes to market for Deloitte’s services to the public sector. The specialist team, called the “Public Sector Bid Team”, also supports the public sector practice by providing an extensive platform of bid collateral, training, compliance activities, opportunity and bid administration, reporting and training to embed good practice.

The PSBT is responsible for managing bid activity across the public sector practice in all service lines. The team is responsible for maintaining our routes to market, and in gaining entry on to public sector frameworks, which account for approximately 50% of our total industry revenues. The PSBT’s objective is to provide a cost-effective means of winning work in a highly competitive marketplace and to contribute to the management of commercial risk. The team also seeks to improve the win rate on public sector bids and assist the practice in achieving its ambitious growth target by 2020.

A major part of the PSBT’s role is to bid for entry onto Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework agreements, advising the business on use of the frameworks and encouraging compliance.

The PSBT consists of three areas:

  • The Frameworks Team provides the capability to bid for major framework agreements and other major routes to market, improve win rate, price bids, manage commercial risk, advise the business on use of frameworks and manages the relationship with Crown Commercial Service (CCS).
  • The Bid Advisor Team provides bid writing, opportunity portfolio management and bid management services for management consultancy bids.
  • The Bid Operations Team provides the essential controls and back office services for opportunity and bid administration, compliance and monthly reporting to Government.

Responsibilities

The role is full time and based in Belfast. Some travel may be required.

  • Completion of PQQs / Selection Questionnaires
  • Supporting bid advisors in the drafting of ITTs (Invitation to Tender) and other supporting firm quality and risk processes
  • Sourcing pre-drafted collateral, CVs, Case studies
  • Tailoring initial responses to the client’s requirements
  • Sourcing content and contributing to knowledge management repositories
  • Document assembly and formatting
  • Proof reading and document review

Responsibilities and priorities of the role may change over time according to the workload of the PSBT

Attributes:

Good communication skills

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, pressured environment, where accuracy and attention to detail is essential at all times
  • Desire to progress in the role and assume more responsibility over time.

Requirements

Essential:

  • Good drafting skills
  • Knowledge and experience of bidding in the public or private sector
  • Ability to work in an environment where accuracy and attention to detail is essential at all times
  • Ability to work to firm deadlines and to take full responsibility for completion and quality of their own work
  • Commitment and dedication
  • Strong communication, prioritisation and inter-personal skills
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word
  • Intermediate PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Good written English, which is easy to read, clear, and highly professional.

Desirable:

  • Basic knowledge of public sector procurement and the process of bidding under the UK Contracts Regulations
  • Basic knowledge of the structure and service models of a professional services firm
  • Numeracy and basic financial skills
  • Previous experience of building and maintaining a knowledge management repository

We are Consulting

Three core competency areas make up our Consulting service line:

  • Technology
  • Strategy & Operations
  • Human Capital

We exist to solve complex problems

Our consultants are renowned for their straightforward approach to solving some of the world’s largest and most complex business challenges. With a team of over 3,000, each of us is energised by the challenge a seemingly inscrutable problem presents. Our distinctiveness lies in our refusal to accept a problem at face value – we draw on the depth of our shared insight to ask the right questions, and it’s these questions that uncover answers – answers with impact.

We are committed to collaboration

Our role is to unlock potential for growth and innovation. We believe this requires real collaboration – with our own networks and with our clients. It’s why we commit to truly getting under the skin of our client’s needs, developing a full appreciation for their environment, goals and ambitions. We’re also unafraid to challenge. In so doing, we build long-term and trusted affinities.

We create long-term, sustainable impact

We often work hand-in-hand with our clients to help find the right solution and to help apply that solution. Our aim is to leave behind ambassadors who are equipped to continue the transformation we began. For us, it’s about embedding sustainable change, allowing the impact of our insight to be felt for a long time to come.

We offer a number of different career pathways

We offer three different career pathways at Deloitte, meaning that there are three different routes by which people can progress in Consulting. We provide variety regarding the career options available to you, assisting you to take career steps that fit your skills, talents and aspirations, and providing an environment where those choices can be discussed in meaningful and constructive career conversations.

The Consulting Career Paths are:

Consulting pathway – pathway based around developing a broad consulting skillset alongside building expertise in a specific domain

Consulting Solutions pathway – pathway where there is greater focus on building skills and deep expertise in a specific domain. Practitioners have a narrow focus, determined by their SME and type of contribution made

Consulting Services pathway – pathway for people whose career is built around the delivery of managed services to clients (either internal or external)

About Deloitte

Deloitte offers integrated services that include Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Our approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with global business and industry expertise to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

We deliver outstanding impact on the reputation and success of our clients, in the UK and globally. In pursuing this we contribute to a sustainable and prosperous society, and are firm believers in the positive impact business can and should have on the world it operates within.

At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service through our expertise and professionalism.

We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture. We are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support agile working arrangements. We recognise that our people are juggling demanding careers with commitments and interests outside of work.

Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways.

We are proud to have received a special award for Best Innovation for our WorkAgility Time Out programme in the 2015 Top Employers for Working Families awards.

Requisition code: 124188


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