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How to win tenders

  • Regather 57-59 Club Garden Road Sheffield, S11 8BU United Kingdom (map)

Our afternoon session is going to be looking at the serious topic of tender writing. Increasingly local Councils and Government Departments are requiring organisations to compete for contracts – even relatively small ones. This means that some charities who have been delivering vital services in the city under SLAs, are having to face an open competition in order to ‘win’ their contract.

Here's an introductory video to the topic. 

For some, the contract may represent a large part of their income, and the prospect of losing it is extremely stressful for the staff involved as it would entail making redundancies, sometimes of longstanding staff.

Larger organisations often employ professional bid-writers who have the technical know-how to ensure that answers are written in a way that helps to ensure they score maximum points. We are delighted that our speaker for this TSC session is Debbie Oxberry who has worked for many years as a professional bid-writer. Debbie and Sophy Hallam (TSC founder) have worked together for a number of years, and Sophy will be getting Debbie to reveal her top tips on how to make sure you write a winning tender.

This session is a must for you if you would like some friendly, pragmatic help in structuring your approach to bid writing. Registered participants will be given the opportunity to submit some specimen answers if they’d like individual feedback on how to improve their scores. For more information on what we’ll be covering, info on ordering Debbie’s eBook and online training courses for bid writers, see our introductory video on youtube here

Join us for lunch

We are running two Third Sector Cafes on Thursday 16 June and offering participants in both sessions the chance to join us for lunch in between. So, before this cafe, we do hope you’ll come a bit early and join us for lunch between 12 noon and 1 pm at the café at Regather Works, run by the really inspiring Real Junk Food project. The menu and price depends on what is available on the day … but its sure to be delicious and is normally under £5. Join us to support the RJFP and be part of our first Third Sector Cafe 'social'!