Tendering and Bidding Advanced MasterClass - Funding your Future
'Writing Even Better Bids' enables more experienced ‘bid writers’ to further enhance their skill sets and explore excellence and good practice that leads to winning bids and tenders. This course also offers clear progression for delegates who may have already attended the 'Introduction to Bid Writing' and 'Developing your Bid Writing' workshops. Delegates will bring an understanding of the basic language and concepts of good bid development practice and have had recent experience in project management, delivery and design. As this course will include peer appraisal, delegates will have the opportunity to bring with them their own work on recent bids to the workshop to contribute towards peer review objectives.
Registered Charities, Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations, Colleges, Universities, Arts Organisations, Faith Organisations, Non-Government Organisations, Local Authorities, Research Institutes, Council for Voluntary Services, Learning Partnerships, Business Links and Associations and training providers, Prime contractors, private sector sub- contractors, PCTs, NRF and other regeneration partnerships.
Aims and Objectives
Delegates will be able to:
- Identify excellence in responses required by funders
- Identify strategies – implement activities
- Integrate and assure added value
- Identify and deal effectively with risk
- Practice bid appraisal
- Maximise outcome potential
- Systemise continuous bid quality improvement
- Practice quality appraisal of a bid response
Supporting Materials to be used
- Guidance notes
- PowerPoint presentations
- Written worksheets
- A range of toolkits
- Memory stick containing web addresses, resources, links
This workshop draws on the experience and knowledge of bidding and commissioning experts with considerable success in their fields.
The workshop will cover:
- Advanced concepts including additionality
- Bidding to Frameworks/Tenders
- Open and competitive bidding and tendering
- Effective Partnerships
- Strengthening your proposal
- Peer analysis
- Bid analysis and review
- Scoring, appraisal and moderation
Internal Staff Training and Development
This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.
Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.
Certificates of Professional Development.
This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities