Peter Brennan – Chairman and Finance Director
BSc, PhD, CF.APMP
Peter has 40 years’ experience in both public and private sector procurement and tendering, at both national and international levels. In recent years Peter has carried out projects for Government Departments, the Oireachtas, State Agencies, Local Authorities, the European Commission and a wide variety of private sector clients.
Peter’s areas of expertise include evaluation studies, strategic planning and public procurement policy.
Peter is a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) and is a regular speaker at its international conferences. In addition, Peter was a keynote speaker at last year’s Forum on Public Procurement conference. He successfully lobbied Government to have the rules changed so that SMEs get a better opportunity to tender for government contracts; Circular 10/10 issued by the Department of Finance is based in good measure on his proposals.
As well as being Chairman of Bid Management Services, Peter was President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in 2010. He is also Chairman of the Institute of European Affairs Climate Change Project, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors, and an active member of the Institute of Directors and the Small Firms Association.
Ruth Mackenzie – Bid Specialist
APMP Foundation Level Certification
Ruth Mackenzie is an established bid writer with six years’ experience helping UK and Irish companies, to achieve business growth through successful tender applications. Ruth started her career in publishing and internal communications and she understands the importance of good design and graphics when creating winning bids.
Ruth is organised and thorough in her approach to bids and enjoys collaborating with the client to understand their experience and strengths in order to produce an engaging tender solution. She has experience in writing tenders for many public-sector clients including the NHS, such as renal dialysis providers, translation services, mental health services, personnel providers and patient transportation. She also has experience of social housing maintenance contracts, graphic design, homeless charities, social care providers, industrial cleaners, industrial cleaning equipment, taxi companies, printers, furniture consultancy and biomass fuel suppliers.
Ruth is experienced in developing projects from initial response templates to final edited and proofed versions ready for submission, as well as creating in-depth response templates, case studies and reviews of unsuccessful tenders. She has a win rate of over 80% and has achieved APMP Foundation Level Certification.
Roisin Mallon – Bid Specialist
BSc. Hons, LCGI, CPP.APMP
With fifteen years’ experience, Roisin specialises in Bid Management and coaching, in both the commercial and public sectors.
Having begun her career with an Indian conglomerate, Roisin has extensive experience in offshore and nearshore methods, as well as UK-centric bidding. Over the past number of years, she has worked with small local firms through to large UK firms, enabling them to deliver world-class bids, and ultimately, win more business. Contributing to her varied experience, Roisin has worked on projects in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Holland, France, India, Vietnam, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Australia to name a few.
Roisin is an accredited member of the Association of Proposal Management professionals (APMP), and has been involved in the UK Board for some years, as well as being a registered mentor for others working towards accreditation. She is the only person in Northern Ireland, and one of 55 worldwide, to be accredited to Professional Level by the APMP.
Sorcha Kelly Doyle – Office Manager
Diploma in Business Management
With a diploma in Business Management, Sorcha has worked in a diverse range of businesses over the last 20 years. Sorcha is responsible for office management, using her excellent communication, organisational and time management skills.
Sorcha is able to prioritise tasks and works well under pressure. She has the skills and ability to liaise with both the Bid Management Services team and our valued clients. Sorcha was also involved in developing, implementing and maintaining the company’s ISO accreditation.
Michael Gerner – Bid Specialist
Michael has over 20 years’ experience as a bid manager, bid writer, trainer, mentor and consultant. Having successfully managed proposals of up to €300M, he brings creative flair, a methodical approach and vast experience to all his assignments. Michael’s service delivery experience includes the USA, Caribbean, Ireland (North and South), the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. He is passionate about helping people to write better bids. He currently has 24 instances of clients achieving a 100% annual win rate with him, and has repeatedly achieved 100% evaluation marks even for clients who were novices to tendering.