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  • BITE SIZED, small business specific training.
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The government has a target of spending £1 in every three with SME businesses like yours, but how do you win a public sector contract? The Bid for Success SME Academy will walk you through the process, step by step.

Whether you’ve tried to tender before with poor results, or you don’t know your PQQ from your ITT, by the time you’ve completed our quick bid training you’ll be bidding with confidence.

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Is Bidding for You?

We look at whether your business is ready to bid, and what the barriers to SME bidding are. We’ll also introduce you to some of the other resources available during the program.

Finding Opportunities

How do you find out about public sector tenders in the first place? We’ll help you find the best source for your business and talk about the different types of tenders available.

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Downloading the documents

Bidding generates a lot of paperwork, and it can feel overwhelming when you download all the files. This session helps you to understand what the different document are, and how to use them.

The Bid/No Bid Decision

Just because there is an opportunity for you, doesn’t mean you should take it. We’ll look at when it’s right to say, ‘No,’ to bid opportunities

Win Strategies

You’ve got the questions, but how do you approach the answers? Today we talk about win strategies and win themes that make a difference.

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Next Steps

Once you’ve completed the five day academy program, you can stay on our mailing list for a monthly email with more free teaching and support.


After five days of SME Academy training, you will understand the basics of bidding and have a plan in place to help grow your business with bids and tenders.

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Sign up to get started with your five daily training emails to cover the basics, and then weekly focus topics to improve your tender responses and win rates.

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Divisional Director

Super fantastic job, absolutely outstanding. You scored second highest score out of everyone on one of the Work Stream Lots and the TOP/HIGHEST marks out of everyone on the higher value Lot. Testimony to the outstanding work Bid for Success put together.


Divisional Director
Regional SME

Contracts Director

I’d just like to take a moment to say thank you to Bid for Success. I can honestly say the service was the best I have ever received and what was put together for us, with a ridiculously tight deadline, with the team working late and over the weekend was absolutely first class.


Contracts Director
Fit-out Company

BD Manager

Over the last year Bid for Success has become a truly trusted partner.  As our business has grown they have adapted and supported the group.  Delivering quality outcomes in a flexible hands-on way, they have become an extension of our business. Offering a much wider offering than the “off the shelf” bid writing solution I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services.


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Gas Servicing Company

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