Responding to a tender is a project within itself, with concurrent 'moving parts' that need to be covered for a winning proposal and to meet the deadline.
Applying little or no planning to the bid preparation process can result in a poor-quality submission, a lot of unnecessary stress and a disappointing outcome.
The Effective Bid Preparation Certificate will provide you with a step-by-step process to develop a professional response document and deliver a winning bid – on time.
It will give you a structured and systematic approach to make tendering easier, meet the deadline and put you in the best position to win the bid.
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Is this course for me?
The Effective Bid Preparation Certificate is designed for professionals who are involved in and responsible for coordinating and preparing tenders.
It is applicable for professionals who prepare their tenders on their own, or as part of a tender team, and want a step-by-step process for bringing the pricing and non-pricing components together.
This course is relevant for tenders in multiple industries, including construction, manufacturing, cleaning, defence, professional services and health, as it focuses on the core fundamentals elements of bid preparation.
What our customers have learnt
“Awesome online course with great animations that break up the reading. Easy to grasp information and all topics explained thoroughly for good understanding. The printable course format also helps a lot for future references. Would definitely use again for another cert,”
“The course gave great structure around how to create a first-class
tender response and clearly defined the elements to make responses standout,”
"Training was very easy to navigate and the videos were very informative and useful in understanding the content,"
“The course was easy to follow but comprehensive enough to feel that I have learned the required information,”
What you will learn
If you want to prepare a tender efficiently and effectively – and avoid the last minute panic – then this course is for you. You will receive:
- Tender response template
- Tender program template
- Document tracker template.
The Effective Bid Preparation Certificate covers:
- The steps that potential suppliers take to respond to a tender
- Key roles and responsibilities of bid team members
- Engaging the bid team
- How to identify pricing requirements
- How to identify and manage submission requirements
- How to develop a bid program
- Best practice draft and review process
- Key tips for finalising and submitting a professional tender
- Collating feedback on the tender response and process.
We make it easy to study online
Tenders are tricky enough, so we made it easy to access our online training courses.
Follow these three steps to upskill now.
Step 1. Select
Decide which course is best for you - or we can help you with this.
Step 2. Enrol
Enrol and purchase the course, and create your account on our website.
Step 3. Study
Log into your account and access your tender training course.
Presented by, Kate Burrows,
Founder and Managing Director
Kate founded and launched the Tender Training College to help people and businesses secure their futures after more than a decade as one of Australia’s most successful tender management consultants.
Kate has more than 20 years of experience in business, supporting some of Australia’s largest companies in the finance, infrastructure, professional services, engineering, human services and transport sectors.
“I have helped clients win more than $25 billion in government tenders across Australia and New Zealand.”
“I am really excited that we can offer a quality training solution that upskills people and businesses to be successful in the Australian tender environment.”
Kate is supported by a number of e-learning consultants and other tender subject matter experts to produce tender writing and other courses covering the tendering process.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take me to complete?
You can complete the Effective Bid Process Certificate at your own pace. You have 12 months to complete the course.
Typically, it takes between 1.5-2 hours to complete the course content.
The length of time required to complete the course may vary depending on your skill level, your previous experience and level of computer literacy.
How do I access the course?
Once you buy and enrol in the course, you will receive an email with your log-in details to access to the course.
The Effective Bid Process Certificate is delivered online via the Tender Training College’s e-learning system. You will require an Internet connection and speakers to complete the course.
You can access this at any time, and stop and start the certificate as you like.
Is there an assessment or exam?
Our competency based training and assessments means you will be tested on your knowledge throughout each module.
This means the learnings from the Effective Bid Process Certificate are embedded.
You will complete a Final Assessment at the end of the certificate. A certificate will be awarded at the completion of the course and when you gain an 80% pass in the Final Assessment.
Are there any prior learning requirements?
Tender Fundamentals Certificates 1 and 2 are recommended as prior learning.
- Downloadable training notes
- Tender templates, including bid response, tender program and document tracker templates.
- Support while you study
- Certificate of completion
- Immediate course access.