The beautiful ones (law firm responses to tenders)

Aware that often the third part of a trilogy can be a disappointment (think Return of the Jedi….) I want to finish my musings on how law firms respond to tenders on a high. In the previous two posts (here and here) I’ve looked at some of the mistakes I’ve seen when evaluating law firmContinue reading “The beautiful ones (law firm responses to tenders)”

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (RFP Responses)

Having just completed another RFP (request for proposal) process for legal services for a BPO company, and closed out the subsequent feedback process, it seems an appropriate time to consider the many type of responses I’ve seen when running these exercises. Firstly a word about my approach. I’ve run RFPs covering legal support for outsourcing,Continue reading “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (RFP Responses)”

Smarter business development?

One of my former commercial colleagues from corporate life was telling me the other day about an analysis they did of their business development spend. A huge proportion of their annual budget went into the team that responded to RFPs (requests for proposals) and yet their win rate for these opportunities was actually very low.Continue reading “Smarter business development?”