SCCMI, Children's Education Service
"With a small management team and working on projects which occur only occasionally, detailed assistance was most valuable and Gill guided us through the necessary processes."
Professor Pat Salter, CEO of the Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments, Cumbernauld, has used Intend Business Development Ltd twice:
“One of our Board members who was aware of the high quality of Intend’s work, recommended the organisation to us, with Intend undoubtedly contributing to the successful outcome of the projects on which we collaborated. Their role on the first occasion we worked together, some five years ago, was about informing us of the processes involved in the project, while on the second occasion, their role related more to confirming what we were doing.
“We used Intend for our submission to the Children’s Residential Care Framework, a process managed by Scotland Excel, with the documentation associated with this project being substantial and included a considerable number of regulations which required to be addressed. With a small management team and working on projects which occur only occasionally, detailed assistance was most valuable and Gill guided us through the necessary processes, providing insight into the tendering process, ensuring that we had a good understanding of the necessary criteria and confirming that we were meeting the detailed requirements of the procurement specifications.
In my view an important element in a successful procurement process is to view the criteria from the procurement organisation’s perspective, with Intend ensuring we remained on the correct path and met the procurer’s needs. Another helpful aspect of Intend’s work was that Gill uploaded the documents, a task which was both laborious and time-consuming and this was a valuable assistance.