Effective Tender Writing
This training course assists voluntary and public sector organisations with improving the skills and confidence they need in responding to first-stage contracting opportunities.
Staff from public and not-for-profit organisations who are expected to write tenders as part of their job will benefit from attending this course, as well as staff involved in the tendering decision-making on behalf of their organisation.Even those who have already submitted tenders will learn from the theoretical and practical approaches discussed at the course.
An introductory rate of £185 plus VAT per person, which includes lunch and light refreshments during the day and covers the costs of course material.
Next training dates
This practical one-day training course will be held in our training room at the Idox office in London.
Attendees must meet the following requirements:
- Be a representative of an organisation aiming to deliver local or regional services on behalf of statutory agencies including local or health authorities.
- Have previous experience of writing applications for grants.
For organisations wishing to run a closed course at their own offices, costs are as follows:
- Up to 10 attendees: £2,450 + VAT.*
The above prices exclude travel expenses (charged at 45p per mile from the Idox offices in Wilmslow, Cheshire), plus overnight expenses (where warranted by the distance involved).
About the course provider
This course will be led by Fabienne Poulet whose 17-year career as a fundraiser has included an extensive track record in securing funding in the areas of the environment, health, the local community and overseas NGOs. Fabienne’s main area of expertise is statutory funding – namely grants and tenders from the UK central and local government, the European Commission and occasionally other European governments as well as Lottery and Comic Relief. In addition she has a wide-ranging knowledge of UK grant-making trusts and European foundations with an interest in international development, disability and the environment.
Typical Programme Outline
10.00 - Introduction
10.15 - Key principles of successful tendering
10.30 - Difference between procurement and commissioning
11.00 - Break
11.15 - Legal framework: types of tenders, thresholds, categories of contracts
11.40 - Difference between partnering, sub-contracting or leading a tender submission, Benefit statements: practical exercise
12.00 - Group exercise: which tenders are you preparing?
12.30 - Lunch
13.30 - Group exercise: Tender Documents including terms and conditions, scoring and award criteria
14.00 - Decision making: after the PQQ, to bid or not to bid
14.15 - Top tips for pre-qualification and tendering including adding value and positive language
14.30 - Group exercise: Inputs, outputs and outcomes
15.00 - Break
15.15 - Budgeting and planning of tenders
15.45 - Overview of post tender procedures including evaluation of tenders
16.00 - Workshop expectations review & evaluation
Idox Information Solutions is proud to be a certified member of the CPD Certification Service.
- To demystify terminology and tender processes including European call for tenders
- To promote confidence in responding to appropriate tenders
- To improve skills in responding to a first-stage tender invitation
CPD Certification Service
Idox Information Solutions is proud to be a certified member of the CPD Certification Service. This means that the further learning value and structure of our training courses have been approved as conforming to CPD guidelines.
We are committed to ensuring:
- Our marketing information and course material is easy to understand.
- Learning outcomes are specified.
- Our delegates receive follow-on support after the course has taken place.
- High-quality training where the content of the course is always appropriate for the audience.
- Our material is updated to reflect changing needs.
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