Winning More Contracts - Effective FE Bid Writing

26 Sep 2017 09:00 - 16:00


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There are a number of problems that all bid writing experts have to overcome. This workshop is designed to help delegates overcome these hurdles, understand the key elements of bid best practice and help improve their success rates in tenders..

The workshop will be an interactive session, allowing delegates to discuss the key challenges they are facing and receive advice on how to overcome these from bid writing professionals.

The co-facilitator, Debi Coles core specialism is working with teams to support competitive tenders. She offers help at all stages of the process; from project management, facilitating brainstorming sessions to draw out the key selling messages, writing proposal documents, coaching presentation teams through to conducting client debriefs. Claire Buckland, who is also speaking at this workshop, is an Apprenticeship Consultant specialising in supporting businesses to create effective apprenticeship strategies and programmes including Apprenticeship Levy guidance; setting up as a provider, quality management and administrative support.

During the workshop, Debi and Claire will be providing valuable tips on how to write an effective bid and share examples of best practice.


  • Understand the key elements of a best practice bid process
  • Gain knowledge to improve bid writing skills
  • Understand what it takes to win a competitive tender
  • Learn how you can take the strain out of the bidding process


  • Improve success rates
  • Reduce the time spent on bidding
  • Increase return on investment

Who should attend?

Staff who has or is likely to be involved in putting together competitive bids, tenders or proposals on behalf of a college. These bids can be for funding or contracts for services.