Writing bids and tenders is time consuming and can be quite stressful. If you project manage the process, you will reduce the likelihood of unwelcome surprises regarding availability of resources. It helps to know how much time each task will take e.g. drafting a four page reply or reviewing a method statement, so that you … Read more..
If you are producing a proposal for which there is no given structure, spend time planning before you start writing. You need to decide on the sections you will use, the order in which they will appear and the relative length of each. These decisions will save a lot of restructuring time later on and … Read more..
It is sometimes necessary to create a CV which suits the client’s requirements for a role. As an example, you may need an Account Manager but don’t have that role within your company so will have to adapt a CV from a Sales Manager. Ensure their CV highlights all their relevant Account Management experience and … Read more..
Waste Management isn’t usually a topic that springs to someone’s mind when they are thinking about winning bids, proposals and tenders. Despite this, it is a critical area and an easy one in which firms can collect additional marks during the evaluation process. Consider a construction company. This could be a micro plumbing business or … Read more..
Before deciding to proceed with a tender, it is sensible to review the scoring criteria and think about the likely competitors. Buyers often weight the scoring towards the areas they feel are most important. This gives you valuable information which can link to your likelihood of success. If you are not as strong as your … Read more..
If you think of innovation as a new idea, device or method in this situation, you will find it easy to identify examples which can be written into a bid. In the context of tendering, ‘new’ means not expected, or not the normal. It does not have to be newly created or invented. A good … Read more..
The quality section of a bid usually includes areas such as methodology, H&S, sustainability, people, credentials and experience. When writing these it is important that you make it non-generic, consider different reader types, describe benefits, include proof and ensure it is a pleasure to read as well as encompassing a win theme. Above all though, … Read more..
When measuring a bid team’s success, it is necessary to evaluate their outputs. This allows a company to judge success, value and possibly return on investment if, for example, training or recruitment is being considered. Many companies use a simple measure of win rates. These are clear and definitive, they are easy to monitor, so … Read more..
Technical Report Writing Overview This course introduces the necessary skills and tools required to produce effective clear and concise reports. Focusing on the importance of effective writing and getting your message across, practical planning, structuring and editing. Practical sessions will give you the chance to put these skills into practice while working and reviewing your own … Read more..
Bidding to Win – How to Beat the Competition without Cutting Prices Overview Focuses on the winning factors of bid, proposals and tender production including evaluation of customer focus and efficient bid management You will learn practical techniques to make your life easier and find out how to justify higher pricing, and ensure your proposal … Read more..