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Book this course in London for 24 Jan 2018. Cost £495Book a private course

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Write Winning Bids – Training Course Outline

Writing effective bids to tight deadlines takes a lot of skill. If you have to produce bids or sales proposals under pressure, this course is for you. It's packed with insider tips from authors experienced in writing successful bids for major companies. And we show you step-by-step how to create bids that win.

Bid writing training will help you to avoid common mistakes and ensure your proposals stand out from the competition by meeting your clients' needs. Every organisation will benefit by having its proposals written by staff trained in tender writing.

What you will learn on this bid writing course

By the end of the course, you will know how to:

What our customers say

“I am writing following the "Write Winning Bids" training course delivered on 22nd & 23rd March 2012 by Jakki Bendell. All modules have been extremely valuable, interactive and informative and I would like to thank you again and Jakki for it. I was able to put into practice right after the course when writing a proposal and this was actually a successful bid for my company! The feedback received from the client was that the document was easy to read and navigate and gave clear and concise information about our deliverables! ”

DS

“The pay back on the two day course will be immense, a very practical course which was made very relevant by the preparation work of the tutor.”

DA – Southern Electric Contracting

“Very useful to re-learn some basics and learn new techniques for bid writing. Am encouraged to push for adopting better practice during the bid process.”

GH – Siemens Traffic Controls

“Very useful to quantify what makes a bid more successful. Good examples from instructors. I will attempt to put lessons into practice.”

MK – AB Precision

How we deliver the course

It is available as an open course in London or a private tutor-led course at your premises.

Choose from:

For private courses, some exercises will be based on a sample bid submitted by you.

You also have the option of:

Our open courses in London

We deliver our Write Winning Bids course at venues in central London, all easily accessible by public transport. All the rooms have natural daylight, independent air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

If your journey into London means an early start, don't worry; on your arrival you can have a light and tasty breakfast of fresh bread, pastries, cereals and fruit.

And if our Write Winning Bids course gives you an appetite then you can look forward to a two-course restaurant lunch cooked by chefs. Also, throughout the day there's an endless supply of freshly brewed coffee and speciality teas as well as chilled water, fruit and homemade snacks.

Please Bring These Items

On public and private courses, delegates are asked to bring with them some bids they have recently worked on, to use as exercises during the course. For one of the bids, please also bring the contents list of the RFP or ITT for which it was written.

By practising on pieces of your own work, you will be able to develop your writing skills in the ways that are most relevant to your own needs.

Confidentiality

Note that confidentiality will not be breached as you will work on your own material and only share content with other members of the group if you wish. You will be able to consult the trainer on questions arising from working on your own bids.

Course Contents

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1. A framework for success

2. Easy ways to improve your writing style

3. Understanding your bid and your readers

Looking for bids staff?

Our specialist recruitment service can help you. Call us today!

4. Designing your structure

5. Developing your solution and strategy

Pre-Course Questionnaire

When you book we send you a questionnaire which we ask you to return to us before you attend the course. This enables our Trainers to assess your needs in advance.

6. Gathering your information

7. Creating an Executive Summary

8. Writing your first draft

9. Using illustrations

10. Editing and proof reading your bid

11. Exploiting the tools

Book Now!

For details of timetabled courses, see the schedule.

To reserve your places you can book on-line, book a private course or call us on +44 (0)844 445 7743.

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