The Commissioners Guide to Tendering - Group Training


The Commissioners Guide to Tendering - Group Training

from 2,000.00

Course Details

Our 'Commissioners Guide to Tendering' course covers the 7 essential steps in creating compelling tenders for public sector procurement exercises. These are consistent principles for tendering regardless of your specific area of expertise.

Target Audiences

This course is perfect for small to medium size organisations that are looking to act as suppliers to the public sector. The course works well for junior and senior managers that are involved in business development or fundraising roles.

Course content

Rather than spend ages walking you through the monotony of the procurement cycle, our course focuses in on the 7 key aspects to consider when tender writing. These include:

  1. Understanding the language - PQQ, RFI, ITQ, ITT, RFT, DPS we clarify what they are on about.
  2. To bid or not to bid? - developing a bid/no bid checklist for your organisation.
  3. Understanding specifications - what do they want to buy?
  4. Good PQQ's & Great ITT's - tips on what the commissioner is looking for and where your time is best spent.
  5. Check and challenge - three essential steps before you hit the submit button.
  6. The interview - the do's and don'ts when you get to stage 2.
  7. Award - whether you win or not, you are not done yet.

We cover all this in four hours. However, we know that sometimes what participants are actually looking for is someone with an independent eye to review what they have written. So we build in the opportunity after the training to reserve a 40 minute slot with one of our tender experts so that we can give you some basic pointers on your tender and the confidence to go away and put our training into practice. This is an optional service and there is an additional fee (£50) for our experts to look through your tender and provide you with some tips and pointers. There will also be a limited number of appointment slots per training session, which will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Please note that BrightSparks also offers a more comprehensive bid review service. Click here for more information or here to get a quote for a comprehensive review of the bid that you have developed.

Training Prices

Our training prices are highly competitive and are as follows:

  • £2,000 for 5-10 Participant Places (£150 per place)
  • £2,750 for 10-15 Participant Places (£150 per place)
  • £3,500 for 15-20 Participant Places (£125 per place)
  • £4,500 for 20-25 Participant Places (£120 per place)

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Group Booking Instructions and T&C's

  • Please note that minimum number of participants to run a group training session is five.
  • Refreshments will usually be provided by BrightSparks at no additional cost. Lunch can be provided by BrightSparks and is an optional extra that can be selected above.
  • Individuals or organisations booking this course must provide a suitable venue for the training to commence. If you are unable to provide a venue, BrightSparks will source one near to your preferred location. However, please note that you will be charged (prior to the training) the costs of the training venue we have sourced plus a £50 administration fee.
  • Full payment must be made within 30 days prior to the agreed date of the training.
  • Any cancellations made within 30 days prior to the agreed date of training will be non-refundable. 
  • If the course is cancelled by BrightSparks due to unforeseen circumstances, a future booking will be offered.