Tendering courses taught by successful bid writers

Looking for a tendering course that’s taught by successful Bid Writers? Tender VLE is here to help

At Tender VLE, our tendering courses are conducted by our expert Bid Writers with decades of success and experience. Our success rate is 87%, so you know we are more than qualified to handle your bids and offer advice. Tendering courses are an excellent way to learn about the tendering process. Tender VLE is the UK’s first online tender learning environment to offer free materials. We are here to teach you how to win. We understand how complicated tendering can appear at first, so we are eager to help you out!

What are Bid Writers?

Firstly, lets cover what Bid Writers do, for those who may be unfamiliar. Bid writers are expert writers that conduct the bid documents for tenders. They work with clients to establish an understanding of their business and how to proceed with the tender.

Bid Writers use their writing and communication skills to answer tender questions. These questions are how the contracting authority can see why suppliers are suitable for the contract. Bid Writers know exactly how to explain in depth how their client will provide their services to the buyer. They have to be incredibly organised and dedicated to helping their clients to ensure success.

Some bids can take hours or days so Bid Writers have to have excellent project management skills. They also have to work to tight deadlines and work well under pressure.

Benefits of tendering courses

Remote learning

One of the best benefits of tendering courses is that many of them can be completed remotely. This means there is no risk to anyone’s health, and you save time travelling. The time you save from not travelling can be used more productively instead.

Save resources

If you need to tender for work, don’t wait and learn as you go. The pressure of the deadlines will be hard enough. Enrol on a tendering course in advance to ensure time and resources are not wasted.

If you complete a tendering course, you are investing in your business. You’ll be familiar with documents and the process. You can then teach your team all they need to know. They will be able to secure contracts and you’ll see an increase in success rate and income.

Learn from the best

Probably the best part of tendering courses is that they are taught by successful Bid Writers. This means you are learning from the best. It is the most effective way to learn. You’ll see the type of skills needed to conduct successful bids. They’ll be able to offer you insider knowledge, as well as tips and tricks learnt in the industry. Plus, they have already made any mistakes which they can help you to avoid.

Tailored learning

Another benefit of tendering courses is that you can tailor your learning. A lot of courses vary depending on the knowledge and experience you are starting with. If you are fresh to the world of tendering, you’ll be able to find beginners’ courses. They will help you understand what is expected for your first tender. These will ease you into the tendering process without being too overwhelming. If you have some tendering experience, there are tendering courses available specifically for the areas you wish to develop.

Higher chance of success

Most tendering courses are designed to give you all the knowledge you need to succeed. So, you are more likely to see an increase in your success rate. Securing contracts will increase your business’ income, so a tendering course could be your key to success.

What you will learn

How to digest documents

There are a lot of documents involved in the tendering process. Tendering courses will teach you how to do them correctly. The most common document that is involved in almost all tenders is the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). This is the first stage of tendering. It is how a buyer narrows down which suppliers are suitable for the contract. They use a scoring system to select the best bids. This process will be taught during a tendering course. It will make it easier for you to spot high quality work.

Develop your skills

Tendering courses will also help you to develop your writing and communication skills. These are essential as any expert Bid Writer will excel in these areas. So, the more you develop these skills, the higher chance you will stand against competitors.

Tenders are also expected to be completed before a deadline, so time management is a crucial skill. You will be able to develop this by organising which documents need to be completed in time.

Your instructors

If you choose Tender VLE as your source for tendering courses, here is some information on your instructors.

Jill Hudson

Jill has worked for over a decade in tender management and has closed over £300million in business for her clients. She has produced approximately one thousand tender documents for over 400 different businesses.

She specialises in Creative, Technology and Professional Services. Recently, she has seen success in securing deals in the Construction, Engineering and Utilities sectors. Proving she can adapt and provide exceptional content for a ranging audience.

Jill worked as an Interim Sales Director for many UK businesses before launching Hudson Procurement Group. She worked at senior management level to introduce or improve tendering practices.

Jill holds a BA in Business Management & Organisations. As well as an MA in Marketing. She has a hands-on approach as you will see throughout her Master Class videos.

Want to learn more about Jill? You can connect with her via LinkedIn or Email.

Kathryn Johansen

Kathryn is our Head of Creative. She has progressed into her role after working alongside our group directors for nearly a decade. She has extensive videography experience including capturing, editing and publishing videos associated with Tender VLE.

Kathryn has 20 years’ experience using various software and an MA in Media Production. She uses these skills to lead a team of creatives in digital maintenance of content. Kathryn also worked as a graphic design assistant for ‘Produce IT Australia’. She developed work for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation & Assisting on Digital Graphics from other Australian Networks.

Want to learn more about Kathryn? You can connect with her via LinkedIn or Email.

We hope our information has helped you to understand all you need to know about tendering courses. There are many people who get put off by how complicated tendering can seem at first. But taking a tendering course, no matter how much you already know, can always be a benefit. Developing skills is always an advantage.

How we can help you

If you want to know more about the tendering process, then talk to our dedicated team today.

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Want to learn more about tendering?

Tender VLE is the UK’s first virtual learning environment, dedicated to bid writing courses. Four of our course levels are still in development but you can start your learning journey at level one now. Our instructors offer five levels of training to accommodate all levels of learning. Tender VLE offers the resources to help you whether you are new to tendering or an expert, looking to improve. We have training that is suitable for various learners including businesses, freelancers or aspiring Bid Writers.

Need help with writing an imminent bid?

Hudson Succeed, our sister company, is a global provider of bid writing services. They have over 60 years of collective experience and an 87% success rate. Our team can support you with every step of the tendering process. Our services include:

Tender Ready 
This 4-week programme is designed for companies that are completely new to the tendering process. One of our highly skilled Bid Writers will work with you to ensure that your business is ready to tender successfully.

Tender Improvement
Our Tender Improvement programme is designed for companies that have previous experience with tendering but are yet to see results. A member of our knowledgeable team will review your previous responses and aid you to improve them for future bids.

Tender Writing

Our Tender Writing service is the whole package. Once we have the required information from you, our Bid Writing Team will do the rest. We’ll take charge of the entire tender for your business, all the way from writing through to submission.

Tender Mentor
This package is suitable for companies that have already written their own tender response. A member of our team will review your work before the submission deadline, checking for inconsistencies, spelling errors and grammar. They will also check your responses to ensure they meet the contract’s specifications. Get in touch with a member of our expert Bid Writing Team and watch your business grow.

Upgrade to Discover Elite 

Enhance your tendering process with Discover Elite. The package ensures that you can still identify tendering opportunities even when you’re busy. Forget pre-bid admin and time-consuming breakdowns, your Account Manager will take care of this for you. Get in touch for more information.