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Beginners Bid training

Thornton & Lowe


£120 inc VAT
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Online, self-paced
3 hours
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Access until course completion
No formal qualification
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  • Tutor is available to students

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Is your business starting to tender and are you
looking into public sector contracts as a route
for growth? Are you asking yourself where do
you start? Are you spending hours and hours
researching and trying to understand if you can win

Are you asking yourself how can I get experience if I
can’t win a tender in the first place? If the answer to
any of these is YES, our training course, Bidding for
Beginners is designed for you.

We will give practical advice and tips on how to bid
and start securing formal contract opportunities.

Course media


  • Bidding for Beginners -


You will get up to:

• 90 minutes 1-2-1 time online with one of our highly-experienced Bid Team
• Reference and support materials to save you time
• Plus a writing exercise which we will provide you with feedback on for you to apply on your bids

The 90 minutes will include:

Where to find tender opportunities - Where to even start looking for suitable bid
opportunities that your company could go for

What bids and tenders look like - Tenders come in different formats, not always just as word documents or online text boxes

Terminology - From SQ to CQs, there’s a fair bit of bid specific jargon to get familiar with

Looking at compliance (as an initial bid/no bid) - Not every bid is right for you and you will need to get over the show stoppers first, so you can spend your time on the right opportunities

Policies & procedures - Responding to a bid requires more than written
answers. We will go through the type of documents you will need to have in place

Writing tips - Bid writing is its own style. We’ll provide you with a few tips and suggestions to get you started

What to write about - Bids require you to provide particular information in your responses. We’ll provide you with some areas to include to help write strong responses

Gainingexperience - You will need to show you can deliver what the buyer is asking for. We will provide pointers and tips on how you can easily get this valuable experience

Who is this course for?

Suitable for anyone involved who is new to bidding and is wanting to bid
successfully for contracts and frameworks.

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