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Write Winning Bids – Bid Writing Training Course Outline

Writing effective bids to tight deadlines takes a lot of skill. If you have to produce bids, tenders 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 training 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! ”


“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 bid writing training course

It is available as a one or two-day tutor-led Virtual Classroom.

Some exercises will be based on a sample bid submitted by you.

You can choose from:

Bid Writing Training Course Contents

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Give us a call today and we will tailor a course to suit you!

1. A framework for success

2. Easy ways to improve your writing style

3. Understanding your bid and your readers

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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

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You can enquire about a private course, call us on +44 (0)1235 60 30 22 or email .

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