Bid Support and Project Development
Combining unrivalled experience of complex public sector procurement contests, in-depth research and expert local and regional knowledge, we assist in producing compelling tender submissions to align with both the explicit and unspoken aims of awarding authorities, and assist in the production of the stakeholder engagement element of tender proposals. Drawing on the same experience, we can also help develop and promote new project proposals, identify and engage potential champions, and help develop your business case to source funding.
Stakeholder and Community Engagement
From building a complete geographical or organisational picture of those with an interest in the outcome of a project and project-related activities, to creating and implementing a comprehensive and integrated two-way engagement strategy, Cogitamus can develop, manage and deliver every aspect of a project’s stakeholder engagement requirements – helping to reduce risk and ensure a positive outcome and legacy. Our stakeholder and community engagement service also incorporates surveys and stakeholder consultations.
Project Peer Reviews
We can provide an experienced team to undertake a structured independent health check of your project as part of your assurance regime. Particularly valuable at key stages – such as investment decision point or readiness to commence implementation -each peer review provides a fresh perspective on key issues and risks and provides a set of concise recommendations on how you can achieve your business objectives.
We work with key project contractors and sub-contractors to ensure an integrated approach to internal communications. Creating clear protocols and processes ensures that information flowing out from the project is timely, reliable, and consistent, and that information flowing in can effectively inform project planning and delivery - optimising efficiency and reducing risk.
Knowing how to keep our heads when a project gets into choppy waters, we can help to manage the media and politics of a situation to protect the reputation of the project, the client and contractors, and the morale of the delivery team. Through strategic engagement with key stakeholders we can also help to identify, manage and risks at any stage of their development.
Project Conclusion and Promotion
As a project nears completion, Cogitamus can work with the project management team to produce a comprehensive project review and lessons learned report. We can also work with you to promote the project through social and mainstream media, identify suitable industry awards and produce compelling award submissions.