There’s no such thing as losing a bid.
I have an almost visceral response when someone calls me and says they “lost” a job they bid on.
Usually, I reply with something snarky like, “Really? Did you win it first? Did the client sign the deal, write the check, and then snatch it away from you?” Of course not.
You didn’t lose the job. You just didn’t win it.
But you still have an opportunity! Here’s what I mean: