When tendering for such a prestigious client as Wimbledon, the client wanted something special. Bespoke tennis ball textured printed & die cut covers helped them to stand out.
The use of pre-printed section dividers and blank inner pages to go with each section – along with text page templates – offers the client a rapid DIY solution.
A 450 page document, produced in 3 parts with a bespoke presentation box with foam insert & memory sticks. All turned around in a few weeks from concept to delivery.
“BTL are more than just a design partner...when deadlines have been tight they have been responsive, flexible and produced innovative solutions.”Rob Marriott
In most cases, our clients are putting together the information for their own tender documents – although we can of course provide support with copywriting and proof-reading, if required. Our role is primarily to provide all the tools required to do so effectively and, above all, quickly... because in almost every instance the process goes right to the wire.
Your challenge is to get the right information together. Our challenge is to help you make it look impressive and be easy to navigate – with the minimum of disruption to your process. The last thing you need your agency to do for you is slow you down!
That’s why the key to successful tender document design is good preparation.
We need to understand the processes we’d be working with: what software you’re already using in-house; what kind of information your typical (and atypical) tender documents would contain; what constraints the tender issuers might place on how information is presented back to them; how you prefer to organise that information.
This is likely to lead to us designing and creating master template documents in advance, with a flexible grid to enable all the potential different sorts of live information (photos, tables, graphs, spreadsheets and more) to be easily and quickly dropped in and styled when the time comes.
Sometimes the resulting document may be digitally printed and bound in one go on completion, but for other set-ups it may also involve pre-printing a number of generic high-impact items which can be pulled off the shelf when needed - for example, folder or ring-binder covers, divider pages or laser-friendly insert sheets suitable for you to overprint.
Of course, the most important factor will always be the content of your tender document... but it can only help your cause if the recipient has a favourable first impression of your business, and finds it easy to find the information they’re looking for.
Let BTL Creative give you a head start with your tender document design.