ITS UK launches market support for members

  • Following an SME & Start-Up Conference organised by the industry body last year, ITS UK has launched a new package of support to help businesses navigate the intelligent transport market.
  • ITS UK members will now exclusively be able to access a tender and competitions monitoring service, highlighting the latest opportunities in the sector, as well as attend monthly ‘Bid Support Tuesdays’ sessions.
  • During the Bid Support Tuesdays, members will be able to meet and quiz bidding experts Pippa Birch and Phil Seymour on how to make their bids as effective as possible.

16 February 2024: Today, Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), the national association for transport technology, has launched new services for members to help them navigate and succeed in the intelligent transport market.

Members will now be able to benefit from a tender and competitions monitoring service, listing upcoming market opportunities, both in the UK and overseas, and will be able to join exclusive sessions with two bidding experts.

The advice sessions, held online on the third Tuesday of every month, will see experts Pippa Birch of Pipster Solutions and Phil Seymour of Seymour Chartered Surveyors provide their thoughts and guidance to members on how to make their bids as effective as possible. Known as ‘Bid Support Tuesdays’, these online drop-in sessions will aim to give members the support they need to grow and thrive in the sector.

The new support is one of the key outputs from ITS UK’s SME & Start-Up Conference, held on 5 December 2023, where members discussed how government and industry could help small businesses in the sector to grow.

Max Sugarman, Chief Executive of Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), said: “At our SME and Start-Up Conference in December, members highlighted that visibility and support with tenders and bids was a key priority for them, and ultimately, was vital for their success in the sector.

“So, we’re today delighted to announce our members will get exclusive support and help through a new Tender and Competitions Monitoring Service, available on our Members Area, and through the advice of Pippa Birch and Phil Seymour, who’ll be offering their expertise and guidance once a month to members during Bid Support Tuesdays drop-in sessions. Pippa and Phil bring a huge amount of experience, knowhow and expertise – so it’s fantastic to have them onboard.

“We look forward to working with members to help them grow and thrive in 2024 and beyond!”

Note to Editors

  1. The Tender, Bid and Competitions monitoring webpage is located on the ITS UK Members Area. Members can access it here by logging in (at the bottom of the page):
  1. Bid Support Tuesdays will begin in March on 19th and will run on the third Tuesday of every month from 1 to 2.30pm. Members can sign up to all sessions for the coming year via the Members Area here:
  1. About Pippa Birch: Pippa Birch has been a bid and tender professional for over two decades. Her bid consultancy, Pipster Solutions Ltd, is the only one in the UK specialising in highways and civil engineering. She is APMP Professional certified (bid professional), and an active member of the IAT and CIHT, with many highways-specific awards to her name, including those from the Worshipful Paviors, the IAT’s Certificate of Merit in recognition and appreciation of exceptional services in support of the Institute, and the Shell Bitumen Award for Excellence. Her award-winning business builds long term partnerships with clients, helping them navigate public tenders to ensure they win the contracts needed to grow their businesses. Her team reviews, manages, writes quality submissions, and coordinates bids and tenders, ensuring compliant, high scoring submissions.
  1. About Phil Seymour: Phil Seymour is the principal at an independent RICS chartered surveyor business and is an expert on construction costs. He has extensive experience of transport infrastructure construction and maintenance and works with public & private organisations procuring civil engineering projects. He supports engineers and contractors with commercial advice, supply chain strategies, contractual analysis and pricing for their tenders. Phil is a member of the CICES, RICS, IAT, ITS and CIHT.
  1. About ITS UK: Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK) is the voice of the transport technology industry. ITS UK provides a national platform to support the roll out of technology for a cleaner, safer and more effective transport network, both at home and abroad. We support our 160+ members – from both the private and public sector, and covering all sizes and disciplines – through advocacy to policy makers, connecting people and organisations, promoting the industry overseas and supporting innovation across the intelligent transport ecosystem.