Bid Accelerator

Transform your tendering outcomes in 24 training hours.*

This flexible online training program will shorten your path to tendering success by equipping you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to win more often.

Master every stage of the bidding lifecycle including:

  • positioning before the RFT is released
  • writing compelling, persuasive tender responses
  • identifying and quantifying your value
  • creating powerful presentations that close the deal

as you progress through our 12-module learning pathway.

*Flexible, hybrid format spreads learning over 12 weeks

Each of our 12 modules combines a live, interactive Hour of Power coaching session with 1-2 additional hours of self-paced online videos and exercises each week.

Learn from bidding experts and like-minded peers

Meet, share ideas with and learn from expert coaches and other proposal professionals from a wide range of industries during the weekly Hour of Power.

Immediate and long-term business improvements

Embed your new knowledge and practical skills as you learn for immediate impact, and create lasting benefits for your organisation through your 90-day action plan.

Are you frustrated by the long and laborious process of writing a tender submission, or not even sure where to start?
Tired of tight timeframes and being hindered by a lack of clarity around what your client really wants and expects?
We can help.

Who is Bid Accelerator for?

Bid Accelerator is designed for two groups of people:

1: Those working as a bid writer, coordinator or manager in a tendering-related role who want to develop or extend their knowledge base and accompanying practical skillset to drive impactful organisational change.

2: Business owners or senior business development staff wanting to learn how to improve the effectiveness of the tendering function and processes within their organisation and increase their win rate.

If you want to discuss whether this program is the right fit, book a discovery call to chat with one of our program coaches about how the Bid Accelerator will work for you and your organisation.

What will I get out of the Bid Accelerator program?

You’ll gain time-proven tendering knowledge and skills, with a modular learning pathway that spans various stages of the typical tender lifecycle:

Understanding key bid metrics

Using intelligence wisely

Thinking like an evaluator

Developing a winning story

Making a fast start

Making the grade

Developing written content

Being persuasive and compelling

Developing meaningful graphics

Selling value

Creating a great first impression

Closing the deal

 You’ll apply these end-to-end bidding skills to create a future-focussed development plan for your business, and connect with your Accelerator peers as part of our growing network of proposal professionals. Graduates will also be awarded with a Credly digital badge, providing public recognition of everything you’ve learned and accomplished.

Want more information about what each module covers, and the learning outcomes you’ll gain from the program? 

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, you may find it beneficial to attend our Bid Basics two-hour short course for a taste of our content and training style.

Bid Accelerator requires a regular commitment of one Hour of Power per week, held via a live Zoom session. You’ll also need to dedicate enough time to review the module videos online, complete activities, and apply your learnings at your own pace. We suggest allowing a total of 3 hours per week over the 12-week duration.

There is also an additional 1-hour graduation Zoom session a few weeks after completing the course, and another Zoom session for a progress check-in 90 days after the program has finished. These additional sessions are optional, but highly encouraged.

Each module’s online learning materials are released weekly during the Hour of Power, so unfortunately you can’t jump ahead and complete the course in any less than 12 weeks.

If you miss the odd live session due to other commitments, the Hour of Power is recorded and added to the learning platform – so you can catch up later.

So yes, you can take longer than 12 weeks to complete the course, but it’s best to keep up with your cohort to get the most from the program. Taking longer than 12 weeks might mean you aren’t finished in time to graduate alongside your classmates or receive your digital badge when they do – but we’d encourage you to join the additional graduation session anyway. 

Powered by Credly, our Bid Academy digital badges are virtual credentials that recognise your accomplishment and verify everything you’ve learned. Our badges enhance your professional profile online and make it easy for you and others to verify your credentials in the future. Find out more about our digital badges here.

If you’ve met all the course requirements, you will receive an email from advising that your Bid Academy digital badge will soon be on its way.

You should then receive an email from ‘Bid Academy via Credly’ ( issuing your digital badge within 7 days. Remember to check your junk/spam folder just in case, and if you need help with accepting or sharing your badge, you can find a step-by-step tutorial video here.

While we don’t manually provide any certificates, all of our Bid Academy digital badges are able to be converted into a certificate which you can download and print.

After accepting your badge on the Credly platform, click the large green ‘Share’ button which will take you to the ‘Share your Badge’ page. Under the ‘Publish’ heading, select ‘Download Certificate’ – this will generate a PDF certificate version of your badge which you can then save, print and share. 

We accept all major credits cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Alternatively, for larger payments, you can opt to pay by invoice. If you select this option, you’ll need to ensure payment is made no later than 3 days prior to the commencement of your course, so we recommend paying as soon as possible after you receive your invoice.

Yes! If you are enrolling multiple people into the Bid Accelerator in one online transaction, a bulk discount coupon will apply automatically to your cart.

  • 2 – 5 seats: 10% off
  • 6 – 10 seats: 15% off
  • Over 10 seats: Instead of enrolling online, please contact us to enquire about quoting a dedicated in-house Bid Accelerator program for your tendering team, customised to suit your business!

Bid Academy uses Zoom Meetings to deliver our online training, including the weekly ‘Hour of Power’ for this program. This enables us to utilise functionality such as screensharing, breakout rooms, reactions and polls.

For the Bid Accelerator, we also use a system called LearnDash to power our Bid Academy online learning platform. After registering, we’ll set you up with a username and you’ll create a password so you can login to access videos, download workbooks and resources, complete activities and exams, and discuss learnings with your classmates in a group discussion forum.

Please ensure you notify your coaches of your absence in advance by email. Weekly Hour of Power sessions are recorded and uploaded the following day to their respective module within the online platform. If you miss one, you can catch up by watching it later. However, attending a minimum of 75% of the program’s Hour of Power webinars is a requirement to earn your digital badge, so try not to miss more than three!

You may cancel your training registration at no cost up to 7 days before the scheduled training date. You’ll receive a full refund of all payments. No refund is payable for cancellations made less than 7 days before the course date. However, in such cases you are welcome to nominate a colleague to attend in your place.

Minimum and maximum registration numbers apply per course. Any decisions by us to cancel a course due to insufficient numbers will be made no later than one week prior to any published course date. You’ll be notified should this occur, at which point you can elect to transfer your booking to the next available date or request a full refund.

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the hour of power, I feel I gained the most through that. It was a great way to have a conversation about the struggles we face within the bidding world, and it was comforting to find others felt the same.”
– Chloe Quinn, Bid Development Coordinator, Beca
“I thought it was an incredibly valuable program with practical applications to implement in our business and take our bidding success to the next level. I will also be using the skills and knowledge gained for grant applications and to strengthen business proposals to stakeholders.”
– Eileen Breen, Business Development Manager, NTEX
“The format worked really well for me and for my type of learning. To learn a bit of knowledge, go away and apply it, and have that more in depth feedback when you come back the next week and discuss it again was really helpful.”
– Jackie Maclean, Managing Director, Gold Medal Services

Learn from Australia’s most qualified and experienced bid coaches

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Nigel Dennis


Nigel is a co-founder and Director of BidWrite. With more than 30 years’ experience, Nigel is Australia’s most qualified and experienced bid management professional. Read more >

Mark Riley


Mark is a BidWrite Principal Consultant with 30 years of diverse business and consulting experience gained in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Read more >

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