What is The Centre for Tendering?

The Centre for Tendering is expert-led by experienced academic researchers and management educators.


We offer:

  • Bid writing training programmes. We have years of experience writing bid-winning applications for companies across multiple sectors, and we specialise in helping SMEs get started.
  • Bid coaching. We support and train your in-house team to write stronger and higher quality bids to win more contracts long-term.
  • Organisation-wide training. Starting out, the world of tendering can feel impenetrable. We make it accessible for you and your employees, so you are clued up on and immersed within the tendering ecosystem.
  • Bespoke Inclusive Procurement research and consulting for regions and procurement teams. We provide “state-of-play” reports and dashboards, providing actionable next steps for policy and strategy.


Drawing from our engagement with commissioners, published research and years of experience writing and coaching organisations to win complex tenders, we deliver practical changes for your organisation that make a difference.

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Dr Paula Turner, Centre for Tendering Co-Founder

Are we a good fit for you?

Bid Writers

Going from good to great? Learn techniques to master a method statement and write compelling bids.
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Procurement Functions

Our Inclusive Procurement resources accelerate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in your supply chains.
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Small, Local Business Communities

We’ll teach you how to get your business up and running to trade through tendering.
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The Centre for Tendering has a diverse and growing list of clients. Here are just a few of the organisations we are proud to call our customers. We’d love to work with you too.

Our Customers Say...

Paula’s experience and support has been invaluable. She is not only an expert in the procurement process but she also really understands the challenges facing SME owners and took the time to get to know our business. She has helped us create a clear action plan that will bring us real results. Thanks again for all your support!

Hannah Barlow, Joint Managing Director, Dunster Farm Ltd

Paula’s masterclass on Winning Tenders gave our members so much insightful knowledge into the process and some great top tips. The tender ecosystem has many layers and there are opportunities everywhere, so it is accessible for all not just big companies. Thank you Paula, and my favourite take away was "to be terrific be specific"

Sophia Kennedy, Head of Business Advice Plus, The Women's Organisation

“DMR has really benefitted from Paula’s expertise to move forward with competitive tendering. The Centre for Tendering is set up to deliver the practical insights and flexible support that growth businesses need. Paula is a pleasure to work with and really does make what seems a complex process look simple

Dave Radley, MD, DMR Training Ltd