This report, builds upon a project commissioned by the Commercial Manager, identifies a strategy to help GEC Marconi Avionics Radar Systems Division to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its current Bid Process, and the management of small projects in general. The Radar Systems Division at Milton Keynes designs, builds and integrates all forms of airborne radar for both Government and Commercial customers. The marketplace in which it operates is becoming ever more competitive. Thus an efficient and effective bid and small project management system is needed in the tendering for new business. It is well recognised within the Division that the current bid system is not optimised for the competitive market characteristics: This report addresses these issues, through the small amount of available bid specific literature and by the use of data gathered from internal questionnaires, interviews and current procedure manuals. This is also compared to text from general industrial sectors concerning the management of small projects. The structure of this report is based on the strategies for success in projects as defined by Turner (1993). Various project management tools are described and assessed for their suitability to small project environments. The study concludes with an action plan for reducing the current weaknesses and building upon the strengths of the current system to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Bid Process., along with a balanced practical and theoretical improvement plan for the management of all small projects.