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Tender & Bid Management Training Course
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About the programme

The programme has been designed to give participants the skills and knowledge to prepare winning tenders for public and private-sector training contracts. 

The programme will be delivered by IITD Fellow and APMP Fellow Joanne Gillen of eTenders Consulting, a bid and tender management specialist who has enjoyed significant client success and won numerous awards for her tender-related work.

This half-day fully online programme covers many aspects of public procurement, ranging from sourcing tender opportunities, making bid/no bid decisions, developing winning bid strategies and understanding how tenders are evaluated. Participants will have the opportunity to consider aspects of a live tender opportunity as a worked example.


Course objective

Upon completion of this training, participants will be confident in their ability to: 


•    Source tender opportunities
•    Use the tendering platform
•    Examine and understand the ‘real’ requirements of a tender document
•    Form a successful tendering strategy;
•    Make an informed bid/no bid decision
•    Utilise the lessons learned from the expert analysis of tender documents in their sector
•    Understand best practice guidance, tips and pointers on how to write the bid document
•    Recognise how tenders are evaluated


Programme structure

1.    Types of procurement
2.    Sourcing tenders
3.    Developing a winning bid strategy
4.    How bids are assessed
5.    Writing styles
6.    The executive summary
7.    Producing and submitting bids


Course duration & time

Half-day (9.30am - 12.30pm approx)

This programme will be delivered live online via Zoom.

Participants will receive a PDF copy of notes. 

The course will not be recorded.

To support interaction and programme participation, participants are encouraged to have webcam and microphone enabled. 


Course Fees

€150.00 Participants eligible for Skillnet funding

€195.00 Non-eligible members



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