I have a bid in for a big piece of work that would keep me busy for most of 2010. it's for a huge organisation reknowned for bureaucracy and we have yet to hear back from them, despite hassling them. someone else has asked me if I want to bid with them for another piece of work. I very much doubt I could do both (not with my sanity, marriage and health in tact). so what do I do? just sit on my hands til I hear about bid 1? It would be pretty awful to get both -as they are both joint bids with different partners it would involve letting down partners (rather than clients iyswim) which, given that my big work comes this way would be really bad. but it would also be pretty bad to have neither (in part through not bidding at all for project 2). any advice?
it would seem the second partner has come up with the perfect solution - I help put the bid together but if both bits of work come through I'll act in a senior consultant/adviser role for project 2. perfect.
however, still interested to know how other people manage this issue - I doubt it'll be the last time it comes up.