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What to look out for when choosing a writer for CIF bids

When it comes to writing CIF bids, it really does pay to bring in the professionals. As a government-led funding scheme, there are many different hurdles to jump through if you want to be successful. This can make the entire process a little overwhelming.

Struggling with the demands that come with writing your application for CIF? Here at Munday + Cramer, we have helped hundreds of schools secure funding for their projects. What’s more, with over 40 years’ experience in bid writing, it’s safe to say that you’re in more than capable hands when working with us!

Key qualities of a CIF bids writer

When it comes to the search for a credible bid writer, it’s important that you pick wisely. CIF applications are only open for a few months and if you’re unsuccessful, it will likely be a long time before you can apply again. With this in mind, it’s important that you get things right from the beginning.

To help pick the right bid writer for you, below, we’ve listed a couple of qualities you need to be on the lookout for.


When it comes to CIF bids it’s vitally important that the provider you choose has practical, hands-on experience with the application process. The criteria for this type of funding changes with each new round and keeping up with these updates is no easy feat. What’s more, there are also lots of different stages to putting together a bid, along with the requirement for professional quotes and surveys. Trying to remember everything to include is tricky, so utilising an experienced professional will limit the chance of anything being forgotten.

At Munday + Cramer, our skills stretch further than just bid writing. As experienced architects, surveyors, and project managers, we can also provide fair and comprehensive quotes to aid your application. What’s more, by keeping things all under one roof, the process is simplified.

A proven track record

If a company is pleased with their work or has had particularly good feedback, this is something they should want to shout about. When choosing the right firm to help with CIF bids, make sure to check out their reviews and ask for client testimonials. This can tell you a lot about a brand.

Here at Munday + Cramer, we have plenty of case studies on our website that detail the kinds of projects we have been involved in.


Another key thing to look out for when choosing specialists to help with your CIF application is accreditations. These highlight an organisations credibility and can help put your mind at ease when handing over this task to an outside firm.

Here at Munday + Cramer, we have a long list of certifications to our name. As well as two ISO’s, we are also a CIAT chartered practise and are regulated by RICS. This, along with our years of experience and client testimonials mean that you can be rest assured you’re in safe hands!

Getting in touch

Keen to know more about how we can help with CIF bids? To reach a member of our friendly team, contact us today on 01245 326 200.