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This 3Mind Writing® course is designed for people within the Building & Grounds Maintenance Sectors that provide services to Public Sector organisations. It includes worked examples for Cleaning, Electrical Maintenance and Fire Safety. It is also suitable for Security, Grounds Maintenance, Heating and Plumbing, Gas Safety and Painting and Decorating.

This is a unique online training course built on research funded by Innovate UK.  Unlike traditional e-learning this programme takes learners through nine deliberate reflective practice learning cycles.  As such, at the end of the course, your competence to write tender responses will have improved dramatically.

Who is the course designed for?

It is aimed at all grades of people, from Administrator to Chief Executive.  Even experienced Bid Managers and Writers will benefit tremendously from the programme.

Your time commitment

The course is not for the faint-hearted.  It will require at least 36 hours of your time to complete the exercises and reflective practice activities. You can try to cram the programme into 1 week, however we would suggest you take it more slowly, doing 1 or 2 lessons each week.

Impact

If you fully engage with the programme and the reflective practice activities, you will transform your ability to not just write tender responses, but any form of persuasive proposal.

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Once you have signed up, start by following the ‘Introduction and Course Overview’ link below where you’ll find a full explanation of how the course works.

Money Back Guarantee

If after completion of the Introduction and first two lessons, you decide, for whatever reason, you do not wish to continue with the course, we will cancel your subscription and provide a full refund.

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20 Comments

  1. What has struck me this lesson is that it is not enough to simply make an offer. To make an offer seem convincing/achievable, detailed, assertive commitments must be included for each individual element of that offer. From what the offer is (quantified), to who will take specific actions, where and when, therefore how it will be delivered.

  2. Going forward, I will keep in mind the psychological effects that elements of writing can create for a reader. In particular from this lesson I will keep in mind that even when writing about a seemingly negative topic (e.g. complaints) there are ways to make the response assertive and convincing, through positive information framing.

  3. Next lesson, I will focus on ensuring that I am consistently talking directly to the commissioner’s needs. Another focus will be ensuring that as I am thinking about including an increasing number of elements to my writing, I continue to be concise, with an awareness of the suggested word count.

  4. Next lesson, I will include an appropriate level of specificity within the purpose and close, to ensure the response starts, and ends, by directly addressing relevant, specific commissioner problems/needs.

  5. This lesson has been really interesting in terms of how different individuals/writers pick up on different elements/interpretations of questions, which lead to different approaches to writing strategy.

    Going forward, I will pay close attention to framing my language authoritatively – instead of using phrases such as “this must”, explaining that “we will”.

  6. Where I say I will do something, I must spell out exactly what I am offering and I must show sufficient detail to prove that it can be achieved. In my writing I need to explain all the steps, the exact processes and quantify the numbers to give a detailed explanation.

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