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An Introduction to Bids and Tenders

Date: 4th October 2022
Location: Manchester City Centre
Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Theme: Business Strategy

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Responding to tenders through bidding is an invaluable means of securing sustainable business growth. Often it is the only means of accessing public sector contracts.

This workshop will support you on a journey to achieve this growth. It will cover three topics and is designed to be suitable for those who are new to bidding as well as providing some new ideas and learning points for those with more experience.


Topic 1 will cover The Bidding Life Cycle including pre-bid preparation, finding tenders, planning the bid, developing responses and learning from feedback to improve for future bids. The objective of this topic is both to offer an overview of bidding as well as giving you a few useful takeaway hints and tips.

Topic 2 will look in more detail into Finding Tenders, understanding the tender documentation and deciding which bids are suitable for you and which are not.

Topic 3 will dive into Writing Your Bid Response. We’ll explore how to maximise your scoring through considered preparation and planning, writing techniques and robust reviewing procedures.

The workshop will be delivered by a Bespoke Bids senior consultant with over 30 years of bidding experience. We will aim to keep the workshop as interactive as possible with the last hour dedicated for in-depth Q&A, so please come along with any queries you may have.

Bespoke Bids are a Manchester-based bid consultancy, who have supported clients of all sizes to win contracts across various industries including health care, training and education, facilities management, legal and professional services, transport, robotics design, hospital and school construction, broadcast media and many more.

We support all manner of clients. From those looking to win their first ever tender, through to multi-national corporations aiming to secure multi-billion-pound contracts.



Our Workshops are part-funded by European Regional Development Fund. They are delivered free of charge to participants; however, as they are fully-funded, they are classed as state aid to participating businesses and are subject to state aid rules and the associated eligibility criteria:
Greater Manchester Clients Only
SME: Small or medium enterprise i.e. less than 250 (Full Time Equivalent) employees
Annual Turnover less than 50 Million Euro OR Balance Sheet less than 43 million Euro


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Manchester City Centre

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