When it comes to writing winning bids, there’s always more
to learn! Bluegum’s leading tender writer, Oliver Hogue, has just achieved
Certified Bid Writer status through Bid Academy, one of Australia’s largest bid
The nine-step specialist course is the first of its kind in
Australia, adding to Oliver’s already impressive bid writing expertise!
Here’s how a certified bid writer like Oliver can optimise
The benefits of using a certified bid writer
You may have a highly skilled team, but do they know how to
put a winning bid together?
A certified bid writer can pull together data, ideas and
content from multiple sources, ensuring nothing is left out – and everything is
Then they knit it together into a polished final product,
which stands out from all the other run-of-the-mill tenders in the race.
As a complex process with many moving parts, every tender
needs to be handled carefully to reach its full potential.
This is where Oliver and the Bluegum team truly excel.
What about AI?
We say both! As tools like ChatGPT gain popularity, more
companies are trying them out. Like anything, they have pluses and minuses.
AI can play a valuable role in early-stage bid writing. It
can be helpful for research and writing standardised elements like the company
profile. Yet an experienced human offers a level of perception and industry
knowledge that AI just can’t match.
With his new Certified Bid Writer credentials, Oliver is in
a prime position to give clients the best of both worlds – hard-won personal
expertise along with digital mastery.
How the professionals work on tenders
There are three essential stages in successful bid writing.
1. Prepare well
This means the bid writer understands your organisation and
knows why you are bidding. They are clear about their role, have identified all
the deliverables, know how you want the content to develop, and are clear on
writing style and structure.
The certified bid writer is comfortable with your team,
knows your stakeholders, and is ready to work with expert contributors.
2. Get ahead
This is where the writer will lay a solid foundation. They
build the structure, including all key data and content.
They are clear, logical and customer-focused, so every piece
of content addresses the bid criteria.
A professional bid writer knows to avoid industry jargon and
fluff, simplify complex issues and quantify the benefits with evidence-based
content. It’s about cut through, using bullets, tables, headlines, graphics and
3. Win the race!
A certified bid writer will finish your product with an
expert touch. They can finalise and elevate the bid by improving the visuals
and enhancing the story. Then they create winning themes and statement
You will need several drafts to ensure success. Each
subsequent draft will refine your story, clarify content and demonstrate your
Keen to get started? Reach out today. We’d love to help you