Grounds maintenance is a service that is regularly outsourced as public and private sector organisations won’t have the capability and can struggle with the costs of staff and equipment. This provides a regular stream of tender opportunities and with them, significant prospects to develop a grounds maintenance business. However, this also means there is a lot of competition. As a result, one of the main challenges is matching the tender requirements to your level of experience and ability, so that you are competing in the right race. You do not want to waste time and resources on tenders that your business has no chance of winning yet; it’s much better to train hard first and build your business credentials to ensure you can beat those bigger companies.
Consequently, you may have to read through many grounds maintenance tender specifications to find one that is relevant to your business and appropriate to the level of ability and experience you have. Ensuring you have an efficient system to sort through information and make an informed decision to tender will help achieve a much better return on your tendering investment.