October 13, 2022

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Course Description

The consequences of an unsuccessful bid can have serious implications for a business’s financial health. This course will walk you through all stages of the bid / fund writing process so that you understand how to write good bids, how to get the best scores and best practice in the industry.  Bids and funding applications are usually subject to time, budget, and quality constraints, and you will learn what these are and how to work around them.

You will be given the knowledge and key skills for all aspects of tender management, including persuasive proposals, the evaluation process, the de-briefing process, post-tender negotiations and tender presentations.

Course Content

Understanding the Bid Process

  • Introduction to the procurement process in Ireland
  • Public Sector Selling – Sourcing Opportunities
  • Exercise – Bid/No Bid process. How to win more by finding prime opportunities
  • Exercise – How to analyse a specification and pick out the key requirements

Writing a persuasive bid

  • Introduction to the dos and don’ts of bid writing
  • Answer planning and headline writing to engage the reader from the first line
  • How to structure bid responses for clarity and power
  • Designing bid documents
  • Tips for clear and powerful writing
  • Tips for winning Tenders
  • Tender Presentations

Bid management best practice

  • Project management tools for bids
  • How to prioritise tasks
  • How to get the best from subject matter experts
  • Using the clarification process
  • Debriefing

Embedding best practice

  • Building a resilient bidding function
  • How to use feedback to continually improve
  • Capture planning: how to get the edge by preparing for upcoming opportunities
  • How to get the best from your wider team


  • Registering for E-Tenders
  • Submitting E-Tenders

Who Should Attend?

This course will be of interest to procurement directors, contractors, business managers/owners, finance managers, project managers to name a few.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course.  Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €465 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €565. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

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