Successful Tenders and Proposals
Struggling to win government
tenders or funding?
In tender and proposal writing, the "how" is just as important as
the "what" - success is as dependent on
how you present your
proposal as it is on what you propose.
While our free
Tender Writing Guide
below will help you to craft better proposals,
it is unlikely
to solve all of your problems. For example:
How you go about planning
and preparing your proposal will determine how well you and your
people survive the process.
In all of the tenders and submissions I've participated in (on both
sides of the fence) it is very apparent that those who present the
best proposals are those who are best prepared.
When to Use a Professional Writer
One way of being
better prepared for tender and grant opportunities and getting
the jump on your competitors, is to strategically engage the skills of
a professional writer to improve how you plan and how you write and
present your tenders and submissions.
We offer three
service, each of which can be tailored to your needs, industry
sector and circumstances:
confident that you are a strong competitor in a limited
field and require a final edit and polish
of an already written proposal.
We are brought in at the end of
your tender writing process to edit your proposal - streamlining it into clear, concise and convincing
copy, ready for
writing skills and
program design skills are limited or unavailable.
what you will propose (project design) requires careful
consideration and analysis to produce competitive
strengths and advantages.
You are not
totally familiar with the client group/service area for
which you are
As an experienced policy and
program planner, we contribute a unique understanding of today's
policy, program and administration trends, fads and
imperatives to your tender planning and preparation.
engagement throughout the proposal's development enables us
to provide hands-on training and skills transfer to your key
Profile, Tender Preparation & Training
You have no
"standardised" narrative for use in tenders and proposals that
describes: who you are; what you do and what you're good at; what
your achievements and reputation are; how you are governed,
structured and accountable; how you operate; and, how you
collaborate with other stakeholders.
As a result, you
have to regularly produce unique narratives around these key
questions when preparing tenders and proposals and communications
with key stakeholders and decision makers.
You need to improve
your in-house tender and proposal planning and writing skills.
A Tender Writing Guide - adapted to
your organisation, its staff, needs and major audiences and provided
in an editable Word document.
specifically written for your organisation from existing documents and
previous tenders and carefully and thoroughly edited for:
tender and proposal planning and writing training course for
process for developing your Corporate Profile that provides
key staff with direct learning about the writing and editing
All work is undertaken by
Chris Chappell -
tender and proposal writer with a unique understanding of government
purchasing practices and expectations.
Assignments are not 'farmed-out' to juniors or uni students.
Costs are usually less than 1% of the
value of the Tender or Grant.
Chris Chappell is an independent consultant providing a range of services to
business, government and not-for -profits. Full details are available at
As a former senior public
servant, ministerial advisor and national program manager, Chris understands how
government works and what bureaucracies need and expect.
Having honed his writing skills
preparing numerous Cabinet Submissions where complex proposals and analysis of
options and implications have to be distilled into two pages, Chris has been
providing professional writing services to business, government and
not-for-profits for the past nine years as part of his independent management
Chris has an extensive network
of associates to draw upon for industry or discipline-specific expertise.
Our ethos and working style is
open and collaborative - ensuring skills transfer to your staff and agency.
We do not offer
or accept commission based work as a matter of principle.
Contact Chris Chappell directly
firstname.lastname@example.org or on
+61 7 4778 5356
Free Tender Writing Downloads
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The Tender Writing Guide
A guide for anyone in business or a not-for-profit writing
a tender, grant submission or proposal (Generic Version)
Corporate Profile prepared for a rural community services
Chris Chappell Independent Consulting Services
07 4778 5356
0438 581 307
PO Box 161,
North Qld. 4819