INTRODUCTION TO BID WRITING

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A bid writer is the person within an organisation who completes the Pre Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) and tenders in order to secure contracts for the business. It is one of the most important positions in any organisation and one which takes a special sort of person.

The hours it takes to complete a bid means that you need to be incredibly organised and dedicated. In an environment with never ending deadlines you also need to have a cool head.

Bid writing is incredibly creative and is a skill that is difficult to teach. It requires a creative application of dry, factual information that also needs to be informative and persuasive

 

Below are a few Examples of what our Bid Writing lessons look like:

The introduction to Bid writing qualification enables learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • 1.1 – what is tendering?
  • 1.2 – What are the different types of tenders?
  • 1.3 – The Tendering Process
  • 2.1 – What is a PQQ?
  • 2.2 – Organisational information.
  • 2.3 – Financial information.
  • 2.4 – Insurances.
  • 2.5 – Organisational and business professional standing.
  • 2.6 – Health and safety policies and capability.
  • 2.7 – Equal Opportunities and diversity.
  • 2.8 – Environmental Management Responsibility.
  • 2.9 – Quality Management Capability.
  • 2.10 – Public Sector Procurement.
  • 2.11 & 2.12 – Public Sector Procurement and Technical Capability.
  • 3.1 & 3.2 – ITT Basics and Reading the Documents.
  • 3.3 – ITT Basics and Reading the Documents.
  • 3.4 – Writing style.
  • 3.5 – Different Readers’ Perceptions and Data Provision.
  • 3.6 – Pre-scoring.
  • 3.7 – Bid Branding.
  • 3.8 – Use of Supporting Evidence in Tendering.
  • 4.1 – Identifying opportunities.
  • 5.1 & 5.2 – Setting up a bid library and Conducting a PQQ or ITT review.
  • 6.1 – Pricing.
  • 7.1 – Different Types of Reviews.
  • Pack 4 Module 1 Lesson 7: Postcards.