Bid Basics

Learn the foundations of a winning tender response in just two hours.

New to tendering and struggling with how to approach it?

Based on global industry best practice, Bid Basics is a two-hour online short course that helps you develop a strategic approach to winning and demonstrates the importance of getting the fundamentals – positioning, compliance, persuasion and pricing – right every time.

Bid Basics Digital Badge - credential earned by completing the Bid Academy's online short course

Who is Bid Basics for?

While new and experienced tender practitioners will both find value in our Four Foundations framework, this course is best suited to those new to the world of tendering.

It’s also perfect for those who are interested in the Bid Accelerator or Certified Bid Writer and looking to get a taster of our training style before committing to one of those longer, more comprehensive programs.

"I enjoyed everything - Nigel was good (and so was Mark), they know their stuff - they're passionate people. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO OTHERS!"
– Enzo De Fazio, Business Development Manager, Edge Group
“Firm and factual input about a subject that I had only dipped my toes into. It is going to enable me to better educate and help other businesses grow and understand how to get the most from their bidding practices.”
– Damon Hammond-Smith, Customer Experience Manager at ICN
"A brilliant introduction to thinking systematically about bidding, led by a knowledgeable and engaging trainer."
– Sian Beynon, Bid Writer

What will I get out of Bid Basics?

In this two-hour short course, you’ll learn about BidWrite’s Four Foundations of Winning, why they matter to evaluators, and how to address them effectively when creating your next tender submission – setting you on a path to more bidding success. 

Positioning – Increase your odds before you start
Compliance – Ensure you’re not rejected on a technicality
Persuasion – Set yourself apart from your competitors
Pricing – Understand that price is only part of your story

Attendees will also be awarded with a digital badge, providing recognition and public verification of everything you’ve learned.
For more details on what’s covered in this workshop, request your info pack below.

Bid Basics covers the POSITION and BID phases of the business development lifecycle.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites for this course, and it is suitable for individuals with minimal tendering experience.

Bid Basics requires only two hours of your time to attend an online short course via Zoom.

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. 

Bid Academy uses Zoom Meetings to deliver our online workshops. This enables us to utilise functionality such as screensharing, breakout rooms, reactions and polls.

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.

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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