In it to win it, Shrewsbury

30 May, 2017 | 17:00 - 19:30

You have to be in it to win it.
You have to be in it to win it.

About this event

Creating persuasive winning bids is a challenge that faces all companies working in an increasingly competitive and diverse built environment market. Success depends not just on getting the price right but also crafting a convincing technical response that persuades the client and their evaluation team that you are the best company to provide the project services tendered.


For more information, please contact:

Yvonne Aust


David Johns

David has over 40 years of experience working on road, rail, building and civil infrastructure projects and progressed from engineering design through project management to operational management in major UK consultants Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick and Owen Williams. Moving to Amey in 2006 David took a leading role as Bid Director tendering for design and design and build projects in the UK rail sector.

With a workload for his team of around 5 tender opportunities per month he has experience of tenders ranging in fee value from £50,000 to over £50 million. He retired from full time employment in 2015 but is retained by Amey to provide advice on improving bids in the rail market.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, represents the West Midlands on ICE Council and was Chairman of ICE West Midlands in 2008. In his spare time he plays squash and racket ball, likes walking, cooking and travelling – especially to wine regions. He also plays saxophone in an occasional classic rock band raising money from local charities.