Making an Effective Bid: A Practical Guide for Research, Teaching and Consultancy

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Ruth Chambers
Radcliffe Publishing, 2007 - Health planning - 136 pages
Many people waste a great deal of time writing bids or tenders that are not successful. Even worse, they may succeed in gaining funding for a project or service where the plans and budgeting are poorly thought through in relation to the implementation or application. That can be a very costly mistake if the funding you gain is insufficient but you are stuck with developing the project or service. "Making an Effective Bid" outlines everything you need to know for writing successful bids and tenders. It is full of tips and advice and introduces ideas for building up contacts, setting up networks, organising potential collaborators and avoiding pitfalls. Examples of successful and not-so-successful bids are included to fully illustrate the concepts. With practice, you should become more adept at writing bids and gaining funds that further your work and career. This book is a vital guide for those in health and social care who are required to, or want to, make a bid or tender for resources - for money, work, staff, equipment, research, educational activities or a new service. It will help you to develop a greater understanding of making successful bids, and go on to compose a bid or tender with the essential ingredients to succeed. "This book is for anyone working in health and social care who is required to, or wants to, make a bid or tender for resources- for money, work, people/staff, equipment etc or research, educational activities or a new service. This will include academics, and health and social care personnel. It will help you to develop a greater understanding of how to make a successful bid, and go on to compose a bid or tender with the right ingredients to succeed. So buying the book and spending time reading it should be a great investment." - Ruth Chambers, in the Preface.
 

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Contents

Introduction to making a bid
1
Building networks
27
Preparing your bid
35
Developing a successful research proposal case study example and guidance
51
Preparing the budget
73
Succeeding at the interview
89
Understanding the funding bodys perspective
95
Writing a bid from a novices perspective
103
Learning the lessons
115
And finally how to make sure your proposal is rejected
123
Index
131
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Associate Head of Primary Care Education/ Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education at West Midlands Strategic Health Authority and Professor of Primary Care at Staffordshire University

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