Bid and Tender Writing Training

Course Description

Improve your bid writing skills through practical and interactive techniques.

This masterclass has been designed for anyone involved in completing and writing tenders for commercial contracts, in any sector or industry and at any level.

This CPD accredited masterclass is delivered by an experienced bid manager in an interactive, practical manner, where you use your skills and test your knowledge and understanding throughout.

You will learn:

Understanding the buyer:

  • What buyers want
  • How they assess and evaluate your submission

Writing the bid:

  • Where to start and what to do before writing
  • Getting the right pitch including winning themes and story-boarding
  • Structure, ensuring compliance and added value are embedded into the bid
  • Getting the right message across at the right time
  • Referencing the specification, tailoring your response to the requirement
  • Ensuring accuracy, compliance and consistency

Presenting the bid

  • Using diagrams, images and colour effectively
  • Using supporting documents effectively

Who is this suitable for?

Anyone wanting to improve the quality of their bids


All the materials will be provided including refreshements and after-course support.


“This class has really helped me to understand the bidding process, how it can be improved, what should be included and what I need to think about” K Mindell, Solution PT

“Hugely practical and relevant information. The advice given is easy to implement to deliver immediate improvements” C Harrison, Cognisoft


Charles, Head of Training at Thornton & Lowe, has developed and delivered interactive bid training to over 1500 people from over 300 different companies, from small businesses through to the likes of E.On, Stannah and Balfour Beatty.

Charles has been directly involved in over 1000 bids at  Thornton & Lowe and continues to provide support, guidance and training to the bid writing team. As well as remaining in frequent contact with procurement teams, he is also in dialogue with the Crown Commercial Service to guide them on improving elements of their tender process.”

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3 Jul 18 - Book Now 1 Nov 18 - Book Now
Members: £199 +VAT
Non Members: £249 +VAT
Duration: 1 Day
Start Dates: 3 Jul 2018,   1 Nov 2018
Time: 9:30am - 4pm
Location: Elliot House, Manchester
Bid Writing

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