Role Profile

There are approximately 318,000 people involved in bidding and tendering activities as part of their occupation. This accounts for 1% of the UK’s working population.

While this group represents a small percentage of total employment, the work they do is vital for the prosperity of businesses across all sectors. Good bid writers are able to source extra revenue for their business and are often instrumental in producing a surplus cash flow.

Skills & Competencies for Bidding & Tendering

These NOS (National Occupational Standards) are relevant for anyone involved in the bidding, tendering, and procurement process. This could include bid professionals, bid advisers, marketing teams, sales and business development teams, and business managers.

We have updated the Bidding & Tendering NOS to encompass all areas of the bidding and tendering process. This includes the following standards:

  • INSBTP001 Evaluate and develop your organisation’s ability to bid
  • INSBTP002 Prepare to bid
  • INSBTP003 Plan the bid
  • INSBTP004 Write and submit the bid
  • INSBTP005 Undertake post-submission activities

The Bidding & Tendering NOS cover occupational functions at a number of levels of responsibility and complexity.

Bidding & Tendering NOS

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