Winning tenders for the construction industry

At the heart of our proposal writing business is a dedicated team of talented tender writers, wordsmiths and document editors ready to transform your strategies and solutions into persuasive prose. We use proven tender writing practices to help Australia's best construction companies win coveted government contracts and some of the most exciting construction, property and engineering awards in the country. 

Writing your bids with passion and persuasion

Our expertise in tender writing is the cornerstone of our services. Every document we create is driven by your customer's needs, powered by passion and persuasive writing and focused on results. Our forte? Crafting compelling content that wins government tenders for leading companies in construction.

Introducing Oliver Hogue – tender writer and copy editor

Bluegum Communication is led by Oliver Hogue, a creative copywriter, editor and certified tender writer. Oliver has worked in busy newsrooms and large communication departments, and written tenders for some of the biggest infrastructure programs in Australia, including Sydney Metro and WestConnex. 

After years in the industry, Oliver realised many businesses didn’t have the time or resources to consistently deliver exceptional business communications. These experiences, coupled with Oliver's desire to help companies win more business, inspired the vision for Bluegum Communication. Ten years later, we are better than ever and ready to write your bids, tenders, proposals, awards, reports and anything else you need to stand out from the crowd.

Trooper Bluegum: The legend behind the Bluegum brand

Every business has a story. Mine centres on the extraordinary life of my great-great uncle Oliver Hogue, or "Trooper Bluegum" – war hero, celebrated journalist and Major during the first world war – and one of 100 ANZACs featured on the Sydney Harbour bridge for the centenary celebrations. Oliver’s adventurous spirit saw him trekking through the Australian bush and working as a commercial traveller before departing Sydney in December 1914 to serve in Gallipoli – the first of many dangerous campaigns.

As well as years of active front-line service, his articles under the pen name Trooper Bluegum appeared regularly in the Sydney Morning Herald – later to be published as books. I’m so proud to share his name. He saw out the war, surviving so many threats. Sadly, however, he died of influenza while on leave in London on March 3, 1919. His short life was crammed with enough passion and achievement to exceed the average lifetime. If my business can reflect even a fraction of the Bluegum spirit, I will be happy!

Read more: Trooper Bluegum: The legend behind the Bluegum brand

Breathing life into your professional documents

Writing with impact isn't just about fancy words; it's about showing your customers how you meet their needs. With constant practice, we've honed the ability to plan and write compelling content through a comprehensive range of tender writing and document editing services:

Proposal documents - win more bid and tenders

While the world of tenders and bids might seem daunting, our expert team of professional tender writers is here to guide you every step of the way. We write compliant, responsive content for all kinds of bid documents, turning your solutions and vision into customer-focused, winning bids.

Award submissions - celebrate your industry success

Creating a winning award submission takes a lot of time. You need to capture the judges’ attention and impress them with your entry. That's where our specialised award writing service comes in. Our writers can help you create a winning award submission that stands out from the very best in the industry.

Copywriting for the construction industry - engage your audience

Our mission is to tell the best stories of the construction industry, build strong connections and drive action through the art and science of copywriting. Our clients ask us to write compelling copy for award submissions, capability statements, brochures, printed and online media, white papers and blogs.

Capability statements - market your services and strengths

Show customers how your business delivers. Good capability statements vary from a single-page summary to an extensive, multi-page document. Think of it as a resume for your company - a way to highlight your strengths, services, unique selling points and past successes. 

Interesting features articles - tell your stories

We perform ghostwriter roles for industry experts and also write under our own bylines, producing hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines and publications. This includes straight news, analysis, editorials and features on topics such as property, transport, technology, finance and lifestyle.

Technical documents - make your reports easy to read

We know the intricacies in construction, infrastructure and engineering, allowing us to write and edit your technical documents with confidence. We decipher complexity with ease, crafting top-notch management plans, procedures, specifications and method statements that speak your language. 

Resumes and CVs - get the job you want

We understand that being good at your job doesn’t necessarily make you good at resume writing. Our professional resume writers are here to present you in the best light for the job you want. We write CVs, resumes, bios and profiles for individuals and company proposals that position you for success.

What do people say?

"Oliver has a passion for clear and effective communication. He uses his skills and experience extensively across the infrastructure engineering and construction industry, particularly in the tendering space and I've had the pleasure of working with him in a number of major engagements. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a safe pair of hands for "must win" assignments large and small."

Peter Wilkinson
Author, Advisory & Coaching, Bid and Project Management

"I've worked with Ollie on numerous bids for major construction contracts and billion-dollar PPPs. He is a first-class bid writer with great communication skills. He takes ownership of documents and thrives in challenging stakeholder environments. He writes strong responses and handles competing interests and last-minute flashes of inspiration from senior managers with a cool head. I have no hesitation at all in recommending Ollie’s tender writing skills to others."

Mark Cadman
Emerging Markets Director

"Oliver is a communications expert with an unrivalled depth of experience on complex, city shaping infrastructure projects. He is well respected across the industry for his thoughtful and meticulous approach, and his ability to craft compelling messages to sell in his client’s vision. Oliver is extremely reliable and hardworking, essential attributes when working in bid environments. He quickly endears himself to project teams through his collaborative approach, and builds rapport with ease."

Hannah Damkar
Strategic Communications, NSW Government

Contact us today

Our track record of success speaks for itself, with countless tenders won and satisfied clients. We pride ourselves on writing winning tenders, award submissions and other important business communications.

Contact us today to discuss your writing and editing needs.

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