An introduction to Public Procurement and Bid Writing

Course Overview

This CPD accredited online course is ideal if you are new to the public sector procurement process and are looking to start bidding for contracts.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the tendering process and identify which tenders are right for your business
  • Understand public contracts regulations including the Single Procurement Document (SPD)
  • Learn how to prepare in advance for the opportunity being advertised, including building long term relationships with authorities
  • Understand the fundamentals of writing good responses including tips on how to answer project specific questions

Course Areas

  • Developing a bid strategy
  • Pre-Engagement with buying authorities
  • Go or no-go assessment
  • Regulations - selection questionnaire
  • Typical public sector process
  • Submission and next steps
  • Your rights as a supplier

Your trainer will be expert bid writer Jamie Edwards, and as this is an interactive session, you will benefit from being able to ask questions, participate in conversations and learn from Jamie’s experiences.

The course will be delivered via Zoom, split over two sessions lasting 3.5 hours each (7 hours total). You can attend this course without any installation required to your computer, but it is highly recommended that you join using a desktop or laptop computer rather than a tablet or mobile phone. Ideally you will have both a webcam and microphone.


What our attendees say

From beginners to experienced bid writers, our training courses help people like you to develop their skills and win more work.

Available course dates:

Tuesday 31 May

Day 1

13:00 - 16:30

Wednesday 1 June

Day 2

13:00 - 16:30


Online


£169+VAT Tenders Direct Member

£189+VAT Non-members


Tuesday 5 July

Day 1

13:00 - 16:30

Wednesday 6 July

Day 2

13:00 - 16:30


Online


£169+VAT Tenders Direct Member

£189+VAT Non-members


Tuesday 2 August

Day 1

13:00 - 16:30

Wednesday 3 August

Day 2

13:00 - 16:30


Online


£169+VAT Tenders Direct Member

£189+VAT Non-members


Tuesday 6 September

Day 1

13:00 - 16:30

Wednesday 7 September

Day 2

13:00 - 16:30


Online


£169+VAT Tenders Direct Member

£189+VAT Non-members