To Bid or Not to Bid


179 USD

Single-module : 69 Pages + Cover

An educational Group Workbook, incorporating team discussion exercises.

This is an annual subscription training product (with discounted renewal fees). For full details, please see bottom of course Description.


A significant and growing proportion of larger organisations now operate according to formal, highly detailed, point-scored, specific goal or criteria-based, multi-review/“multi-gated”, bid/no bid decision-making formulae.

Some of these highly prescriptive processes place eye-watering complexity before basic logic and critical thinking. And, for all their sophistication, there is often no specific “gate”, part of the process, or time, at which a decision is made. Truth be told, human nature and subjectivity are the usual default factors that end up dictating the decision anyway.

These highly prescriptive processes often don’t perform that well where the subject of a procurement is of a more “qualitative” rather than “quantitative” nature . . . in the case of a pure service delivery, for example.

The real value of a thorough and well-thought out bid/no bid decision analysis – whether highly structured or less so – results from asking the right questions (in a logically-progressing order) and seeking out well-researched answers . . . a customised, deep-thinking process during which a valuable perspective of the client and the opportunity is built. When that is followed by a realistic self-analysis (however that may be conducted), the framework is in place for making a genuinely strategic, properly informed decision.

In this Group Workbook, we’ll steer away from unnecessary complexity in the bid / no bid process – albeit we won’t sacrifice anything in the way of thoroughness in terms of our coverage of the core criteria and considerations that should influence, or direct, a decision as to whether to enter an Expression of Interest (EOI), Request for Proposal (RFP) or any other form of competitive pursuit.

Important Description of the Nature of Your Purchase

You are purchasing an annually renewable subscription for access to a Digital Rights Protected .pdf format training manual (along with any additional material that may be added to the course, and/or to your customised portal, in the future).

Your subscription provides 16 access points to your product portal, fully set up and activated by a Jordan Kelly Administrator within the week – following your provision of basic information to allow access rights customisation.

Second year subscription: 129 USD (Subsequent years’ renewal fees TBA)

Contact us   for pricing for larger numbers of trainees, or to discuss the production of a bespoke version of ‘TO BID OR NOT TO BID’ for your enterprise.