Bid & Tender Management
Marion Richards Associates





I approached Richard at Marion Richards when I was involved in a complex private sector tender with tight timelines which had been passed to me belatedly by the business and had coincided with other tasks which were also urgent.

Richard came to the office and addressed my concerns, regarding taking on this task, and left with an understanding of what we are and why and where we are strong. Two days later the tender was completed and we were able to submit it on time to the client and subsequently won the business.

We now use Marion Richards for most of our tenders and are also kept up to date as tender opportunities arise in the Public Sector and through his efforts have just won a position on a major public sector supply list which should transform our business next year.

Working with Marion Richards has been straightforward and a pleasure and work has always been delivered within the timeframes that we have agreed, so that I can focus on other parts of the business confident that when required we can call on his timely and effective services.

Many thanks for your support Richard - looking forward to a profitable future for both of us.

Colin Lapthorn, Managing Director – Osirian Consulting



Marion Richards have provided us with excellent practical advice and assistance with tender applications for our company, excellently and expertly delivered.

Their tailored services and industry specific knowledge are relevant to the needs of our business have provided invaluable aid when approaching and tackling the mind field of tenders. I would not hesitate in recommending Marion Richards.

Jayne Morris, CEO – TPP Not for Profit



Richard designed a Framework and Service Level Agreement for a major client in the defence infrastructure sector. Throughout the whole exercise, Richard dealt with all issues in professional and speedy manner, delivering high quality documentation with no fuss, within the timescales required and under budget. For all future tender work Richard will be our first call.

Steven Byrne, Director - Ratio Search & Selection



Dear Richard

I just wanted to say that we were all very impressed with the tender document you created for us last week and the speed and efficiency in the way you worked.

As such we are considering exactly what you could do for our business as a whole and wondered if we could meet with you to discuss further services and how you could benefit us. We would like to move forward to tendering for public sector organisations and feel your service would be integral.

Amanda Franks - Clarke Recruitment Solutions - Swindon



Expert pre-qualification and tendering guidance and consultancy.   Marion Richards made the process almost painless!


Jonathan Stubbs, Director – Shepherd Stubbs




We engaged Marion Richards to complete both PQQ and tender documents for a national public sector organisation.
Throughout the process Richard demonstrated complete knowledge and offered sound advice. He is professional and worked to tight deadlines, displaying a real talent for writing bids.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Marion Richards.

Wendy Carr, Business Development Manager - Cambridgeshire Slivers Employment Bureau



Thank you very much for assisting up with our recent tenders.You demonstrated an excellent understanding of what was required from each proposal and I also commend you on your attention to detail and passion.Your speed of service was extremely helpful, when a lot of pressure was put on us to deliver our proposals to tight deadlines.

I look forward to working with you in the future.

Alison Calder, Director – Marcus Donald




We recently utilised the services of Marion Richards to assist us with two tenders for large National organisations.

Richard was helpful, informative and honest with us throughout the entire process and I felt that with his background he not only had the skills and experience to advise us of the most suitable proposals to submit but also a real understanding of the importance of the work to us as a recruitment agency.

His service was efficient and succinct and definitely delivered with one of the larger of the contracts inviting us to join their framework - a real success story.

Richard has continued to provide me with guidance and assisted with queries after the tender process - a service I have found invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to other agencies - although I am loathe to encourage the competition!

Sandy Lacey, Managing Director – The Australasian Talent Company



We have used the services of Marion Richards for some time and find them thoroughly professional in all their dealings.

They have been of considerable assistance in helping us navigate our way through complex tenders and have shown strong patience in managing extended and often protracted applications. They communicate well and always keep us fully apprised of the status of the tenders.


I have no hesitation in recommending them to any potential user.

Simon Brookfield, Managing Director – Forbes HR



Having dealt with Marion Richards Associates in connection with a number of tender projects during 2009, I would have no hesitation in recommending their services. 

Richard is very professional in his approach, and has the obvious ability and experience when it comes to both advising on and completing tender submissions. 

He always offers honest and constructive advice, which we believe has allowed our business to become more confident and in turn more successful with our tender submission process.

Simon Dean, Managing Director – Specialist Recruitment Services




We have worked with Marion Richards Associates for the past 12 months.  We are a small Independent Agency with very little experience chasing and completing contracts.  Richard Marlin was introduced to us through a mutual colleague who had personally worked together. 

Richard managed to support and coach us through completing our first big opportunity which was an outstanding success. Marion Richards have continued to alert us many other opportunities opening gates that we have previously not been aware of. 

Sue Driscall, Director – Carlton Recruitment