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Bid and Tender Writing Training

Increase your chances of success - Develop your skills on writing successful tenders. CPD certificate included

Thornton & Lowe


£256.50 - £305 inc VAT
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Study method
1 day, Full-time
No formal qualification
6 CPD hours / points

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Location & dates

Corporation Street
West Midlands
United Kingdom
Procter Street
Central London
United Kingdom
City Centre
United Kingdom


Delivered by an experienced Bid Manager, our Bid Writing workshop focuses on how to write and develop the content of a bid. This interactive session, which includes practical exercises, covers understanding the buyer, bid writing and presentation.


6 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office


This 1 day Bid Writing training course covers:

Understanding the Buyer

  • What buyers want – looking at how they assess and evaluate your submissions
  • Where to start – when the PQQ or tender arrives; what do we need to do before writing

Bid Writing

  • Getting the story right – win themes and storyboarding
  • Structure – ensuring compliance and added value
  • Benefit before the feature - getting the right message across at the right time
  • Referencing the specification - tailoring your response to the requirement
  • The importance of ‘bid reviews’ - ensuring accuracy, compliance and consistency


  • Keep it clear, concise and easy to read
  • Use of flow diagrams, images and colour
  • Best use of supporting documents

The cost of the training is £305+VAT (discounts are available for multiple bookings). This includes all course material, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. A 10% early bird discount is available until 1 month before the course date.

Who is this course for?

Our training is open to anyone at any level within your organisation, commercial or charitable, who is involved in the tender process and who is looking to improve your company’s success rate. Attendees may also want to brush up on their bid writing skills and discover what contracting authorities look for in a winning submission. Either way, our training will provide a great framework for you to build on in a friendly, hands-on learning environment.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.