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Construction Tenders and Bids

Secure future work by knowing how to properly prepare, evaluate and coordinate tenders and bids for construction projects.
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Secure future work by knowing how to properly prepare, evaluate and coordinate tenders and bids for construction projects.

The success of winning a construction project relies on the contributions to the tendering and bidding process from engineering and technical teams.

This course, delivered by an experienced engineer and consultancy and project management expert, will help you develop the skills and competency to prepare and manage a tender or bid.

Through an interactive, self-paced online course, you’ll learn:

  • the typical tender process
  • roles and skills of a tender team
  • how to conduct a go/no go assessments
  • key technical, design and pricing activities
  • contracting and negotiation processes

By the end of the course you’ll be able to identify new opportunities to win new work, and network with potential clients, contribute to a formal tender process including technical, design and financial preparation activities, and manage the transition to the delivery team.

Complete this course as part of a Micro-credential

If you're a project engineer working in construction, you can showcase your capabilities to prospective employers and clients by completing this course as part of the Manage Construction Tenders and Bids (Learning pathway).

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8 hours, self-paced
Location & dates

1 January - 31 December

We can arrange bulk registration packages for corporate clients.

This includes the option to set up an access code for your organisation, allowing your team to register for courses on demand, avoiding the need to request individual Purchase Orders.

We can also customise this course to align to your business objectives or L&D needs.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify ways to extend business opportunities and your network of potential clients 
  • Explain the typical tending processes 
  • Describe the key elements of a tender document 
  • Create and complete a go/no go assessment 
  • Describe the key roles, skills and competencies required for a bid/tender team 
  • Facilitate the analysis of the key risks of a project 
  • Identify the key reasons for project failure that must be addressed when tendering 
  • Define the scope of work, methodology and any design considerations in the tender 
  • Identify key elements of a work breakdown structure and how it supports and enhances the accuracy of the tender 
  • Explain the key elements of contracting and pricing processes in the tender including quoting, direct costs, fee calculation methods, contingencies and a client’s terms and conditions.
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course is relevant for engineering and project professionals in construction, particularly those involved in (or working towards a role in) winning new work. Ideally you have three – seven years’ work experience.

Roles include:

  • Site engineers
  • Project engineers
  • Senior project engineers
  • Project managers
  • Design engineers and design managers.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we’ll cover

Topics we’ll cover

  • Introduction to tendering 
  • Identifying business opportunities and tender selection 
  • Bid team members - their key skills, competencies and tasks 
  • Why projects fail 
  • Technical-related activities
  • Design-related activities 
  • Financial (price component) related activities 
  • Tender submission, contract negotiation, award and transition to the delivery team.
Towards Chartered

Towards Chartered

Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

3. Responsibility for engineering activities
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
8. Communication
9. Performance
10. Taking action
13. Local engineering knowledge
15. Creativity and innovation

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a Chartered element of competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.

Moein Varaei
How you'll learn

How you'll learn

This course is delivered through EEA Online, our digital learning platform.

You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks and learning checks.

It will take approximately eight hours to complete. As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.

Once you register for the course, you have 90 days to complete it.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital badge as evidence of your achievement. Learn more about Engineering Education Australia’s digital badges including how to claim and share on our Frequently asked questions page.

This also counts towards the number of Engineers Australia Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours you can claim.

EEA Online access

EEA Online is powered by leading Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas by Instructure.

Once you register for a course, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online Canvas platform to start this course.

If you are registering for your first EEA Online course, you will receive an email from [email protected] inviting you to set up your EEA Online account. 

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Mobile access

EEA Online is mobile friendly, however desktop is preferred. Please read through the following information on mobile access via Canvas:

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Award-winning online learning

EEA Online, the online learning platform this course is delivered through, has received three LearnX awards for best practice education design and online learning. 

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