Introduction to Bid and Tender Writing

‘Introduction to bid and tender Writing’is for those who have very limited previous experience of bid writing and need to gain skills and knowledge of the bidding and tendering process. The workshop identifies the essential elements and skills that are necessary to construct and write competitive bids and tenders. This workshop will be especially appropriate for those becoming responsible for designing projects are attracting funding from a range of sources including trusts, local authorities, local –regional or central government. Information, exercises and group work enable delegates to explore essential skills and knowledge using supportive and accessible learning strategies.

For Whom

This one day workshop is for those who have little or no experience of bid or tending writing. This could include representatives from Registered Charities, Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations, Colleges, Universities, Arts Organisations, Faith Organisations, Non-Government Organisations, Local Authorities, Research Institutes, and Council for Voluntary Services, Learning Partnerships, Business Links and Associations and training providers, Prime contractors, and private sector sub- contractors, PCTs, NRF and other regeneration partnerships.

Aims and Objectives
By attending this workshop participants will be better able to:

  • Focus on key responses required by funders
  • Translate the language of funding into accessible responses
  • Recognise the difference between active and passive responses
  • Recognise the difference between strong and less effective applications
  • Systems Design and responses to scoring regimes


This workshop draws on the experience and knowledge of bidding and commissioning experts with considerable success in their fields. The workshop includes:

  • Sources of Funding – being fit for funding
  • Understanding the ‘language’ of bidding
  • The do’s and don’ts for applicants!
  • Key bid features – including; milestones, outputs, activities, results
  • OCT towards OCB
  • Bid and tender analysis
  • Bid writing