Certificate in Contract Bidding, Tender and Proposal Administration

Course Description

This Bid and Tender Management Skills training course, delivered by expert trainers, supplies delegates with an understanding of the bid and tender process, and how to build a successful bid.This course teaches how to deliver high quality bids within strict timescales, and effectively manage them in accordance with the tender specifications. The whole bid cycle will be examined, tools to enable you analyse the requirements, pull together resources and develop outstanding bid will be provided.The aim of the course is to give trainees the tools required to increase their rate of success in the bidding process. It impresses upon delegates the benefits of a client-focused approach by educating delegates on what contractors are searching for. As well as giving trainees the basics of the bidding process and the makings of a successful proposal, the course will look at how to manage the process all the way through to post-submission and evaluation.

Who Should Attend?

  • Operations Managers
  • Finance Managers professionals
  • Executive Directors professionals
  • General Managers
  • Divisional Heads professionals
  • Project Directors
  • Project Engineers
  • Project and Team Leaders
  • Contract Professionals and Administrators
  • Procurement Directors
  • Business Owners / Managing Directors
  • Supplier Managers
  • Supply Chain Consultants professionals
  • Buyers / Senior Buyer

Education introduction


  • An overview of oil & Gas sector in Nigeria
  • Key actors and administration of oil & Gas sector in Nigeria
  • Introduction to bidding
  • Types of Tender
  • Bidding /Tender procedures
  • Contractor/Supplier registration (using NIPEX as example)
  • Contractor/Supplier registration (using DPR as example)
  • Important of DPR Permit VS NIPEX codes
  • Analysing DPR permits for specific projects
  • Contractor/Supplier appraisal
  • Tender Announcement
  • Pre-qualification and approved contractors/supplier lists (Different scenarios NIPEX, IOCs etc)
  • Invitation to tender


  • Analysing the specification
  • Legal aspects of tenders (CAC, DPR, NIMASA, NCDMB etc)
  • Understanding the scope and requirements
  • Tender Mistakes by Maurice Downing
  • Tender strategy (Winning formula)
  • Bid compilation
  • Bid layout and style
  • providing evidences
  • Effect of Pricing (Commercial aspect of tenders)
  • Evaluation of tenders (Technical & Commercial)
  • Introduction to Local Content Management (NCD requirements, NCCC template, NCDMB template management)


  • Case study of an oil and gas tenders (EPC, Manpower, Design etc)
  • Case study of draft bid compilation
  • Case study of draft submission process (complete bids process)
  • Bidding Platform (NIPEX, Emails, Folders-Hard copies)
  • How to bid with (NIPEX portal-Practical)
  • Test and Exam