Bid Writing for Highways

Advance Your Brand in a Fundamental Sector

The road network is fundamental to the UK economy. The government is investing £28bn in enhancements to local and national roads and there will also be an investment of £10 billion for repairs to ensure the sustainability of the network.

Construct an Effective Bid Strategy

To share in this growth and win a share of the tendered works it is essential to have a robust bid strategy which ensures you put your energy into the right bids and that the bid process is managed effectively and results in well structured, well presented, compelling and compliant tenders that leave your prospect in no doubt that your company represents best value for money and will deliver their project on time, on budget and to the best quality.

Examples of Some of Our Highway Sector Support

Propeller Studios has successfully supported several regional SMEs and blue chip national contractors to secure lucrative new highways contracts covering design. Construction, maintenance, consultancy and supply.

For instance we helped a regional civil engineering contractor to secure a place on the Hampshire County Council’s Framework worth £10m per annum. We also helped a Midlands based company secure the Birmingham City Council A45 route enhancement scheme.


  • 97% success rate at PQQ stage
  • 80% success rates on framework contracts
  • 63% success rate of achieving highest quality submission at tender stage
  • 93% achieving top 3 quality score on tender submissions

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Civil Engineering Contractor based in Birmingham, Construction & Civil Engineering

Experience in Creating & Managing Highway Contracts

We have experience of all the Highways Agency’s contracts:

  • early contractor involvement contracts
  • design and build contracts
  • managing agent contractor contracts
  • individual (discrete) contracts
  • private-finance contracts
  • frameworks contracts

Cost-Effective Professional PQQ & Tender Management

If like many highways contractors, you do not have the in-house expertise to manage and prepare pre-qualification (PQQ) and tender quality submissions, the experienced team at Propeller can help. Our bid response professionals are experienced in writing compelling, compliant, cost-efficient, client focused tenders ranging from minor repair works through to major highways projects. We are experts in evaluating and writing about the key issues of concern to clients:

  • programming and planning
  • design
  • construction methodology
  • risk management
  • health and safety
  • quality
  • sustainability
  • interaction with the public

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We achieved a pass rate 


Pre-qualification stage

The largest win was the Department for Education's


Schools' framework

Our smallest win was for a contractor



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