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Bids, Proposals and Tenders

Succeeding with effective writing

David Nickson (author)

UK Price: £39.99 

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ISBN: 9781906124892
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 170 x 244
Number of pages: 140
Publication date: 07 JUN 2012
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

This book is a must-have guide for anyone producing bids and proposals ranging from short covering letters through to tenders for major corporate or government procurement. Numerous mini case studies and quotes from specialists are included. Sales, marketing, project and technical staff will all benefit from reading the book and keeping a copy on their shelves for reference. It is also useful for business students at all levels. Contents include: The Art of Proposal Writing; The Proposal Lifecycle; Presentation and Format; Editing and Reviewing; Getting Information from Experts; Corporate and Client Culture; Writing proposals within the OJEC/OJEU procurement system.
The author has managed, written and reviewed bids to both the private and public sectors including: General Motors, the MoD, and the Cabinet Office. He also has extensive experience as a project manager and has over 200 magazine and journal articles to his name along with several books. He is currently Director of Astar Computers Ltd.
'Well structured, easy to understand and follow, and full of practical advice written in the style David advocates, this book should be a mandatory read for anyone contributing to a proposal, regardless of their role, experience or background. An essential read!'
Chris Whyatt, Creator of the Get to Great™ benchmarking methodology

'This book is an excellent guide on how to approach proposal writing.'
Viv Green, Vice President, Application Service, Cap Gemini



Glossary of tender terms


What is a proposal?

Preparing to write

Proposal writing

Getting information from experts

Editing and reviewing

Supplier and client culture

OJEU proposals

Presentation and format

Appendix A - Template pages

Appendix B - Checklists

Further reading

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Great book covering most of the aspects involved in tendering. For anyone who is new to the process this book will save you a lot of headache trying to get organised for tendering.
(Allan Lykke Christensen)

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