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. Your learning will be split over two interactive sessions lasting three and a half hours each – maximising learning and minimising disruption to the working day. The course will be delivered by Jamie Edwards, via Microsoft Teams. 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.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the tendering process and identify which tenders are right for your business
  • Understand public contracts regulations including the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)
  • 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 provide top tips and be available to help with any questions throughout the day. They will also ask what challenges you face when completing Selection Questionnaires and will provide their professional feedback and advice.

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Cost per delegate:

  • £169+VAT Tenders Direct Members
  • £189+VAT Non-members

Available course dates:


Approx. 9.00am to 4.00pm

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