Tenders are complex and challenging, and tender writing is time-consuming.
So, how do you do the job justice, with so many other issues on your plate?
Contact me – I provide a cost-effective, professional service, with guaranteed confidentiality, and an extremely good potential Return-on-Investment.
1 – Call Me
…for a quick chat about your project. I’ll write that tender for you.
Writing accounts for the bulk of any tender, so all that leaves you with is reviewing, and providing information. And if all you need is a little free advice on tender writing, I’ll offer that too!
I have been writing technical documents, including grants and tenders, since 1987, and have submitted successfully to a range of private and public organisations including Cairns Regional and Douglas Shire Councils, and Queensland, South Australian and Federal Governments.
I understand government-speak, and have worked with a huge range of clients including fishermen and fishing companies, aquaculturalists, graziers, horticulturalists, commercial painters, psychologists, water blasters and earthmovers.
Tender writing is much more than just putting words in a box in an Expression of Interest EOI, a Request for Tender (RFT), a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a Register of Prequalified Suppliers (RoPS). Answering all those questions is only half the battle — attachments are as critical to your tender response, which is why my service includes drafting and editing policy documents (e.g. WH&S and Environmental Management Plans), at need.
I won’t over-charge or bamboozle you with legal-speak, I’ll just work with you and make sure you have the best shot at that tender.
2 – Get a price
Most people like to know pricing and lead time for Tender Writing. Call me – I’ll have a look at the tender on the spot and give you a ballpark on both (see below for a guide), then provide a written quote the same day via email.
Please allow a minimum of two weeks’ lead-time for the smaller tenders, and scale up, with size and complexity, from there.
3 – Book the Job
I like to make sure all critical conversations are in writing, so there is no confusion, and I usually require a deposit. Once this is received, I’ll get started right away!
Here are a few examples of my tender-writing style:RFT 2018 RoPS 2018
Environmental Management Plan 2018 QA Policy and Systems 2018
Environmental Policy 2018 RFT - Social Services 2019
ROPS Trade Services and Supplies 2019
And a very happy client wrote:
“ Richard helped us from start to finish to write x 2 tenders for preferred suppliers for regional councils which have been accepted & approved. He was a wealth of information about making contacts in regional areas & we highly recommend his services to others.”
Shane McLeod, McLeod’s Painting, 2018
The tenders I wrote for him helped to bring thousands of dollars into his business, and he gave me 5 stars on Google! So, Contact me! I can help you, too.Contact Me
My five most recent tenders are set out below. All were successful.
|#||Client||Contract Number||Tender Name||Tenderer||Successful|
|1||McLeod’s Painting Pty Ltd||TSIRC2018-112.19||Painting Services||Torres Strait island Regional Council||Yes|
|2||McLeod’s Painting Pty Ltd||LRASC PSA 2018-2||Painting Services||Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council||Yes|
|3||DWA Pressure Cleaning Pty Ltd||CAIRN-2665||Pressure Cleaning of Infrastructure||Cairns Regional Council||Yes|
|4||DWA Pressure Cleaning Pty Ltd||DSC 2019-045||Hire of Mobile and Fixed Plant (Wet & Dry)||Douglas Shire Council||Yes|
|5||Ace Earth Pty Ltd||CAIRN-2656||Trade Services and Supplies||Cairns Regional Council||Yes|
Rapid, Reasonable Quotes | Effective Communication | Successful Tenders!
I first became associated with Dr Richard Musgrove, because a colleague referred him to me as a person with knowledge of how to go about applying for Government grants. That person only scratched the surface of Richard’s potential. I employed Richard to run a media campaign in support of a project with which I was engaged, and he went well beyond what I was expecting, in providing on-time, and written responses to the various organisations, organising media releases, and a crowd-funding campaign, writing scripts for, and presenting video, and so on. He quickly developed an in-depth knowledge of what I was needing from him, and used his extensive and constantly developing network to help achieve the goals for which I was reaching.
I have no hesitation in recommending Richard to anyone who is seeking a committed, dedicated and reliable resource to help carry a project through to its conclusion
Crispian JonesSeachange Psychology
Dr. Richard Musgrove provided expert advice and editing skills to a piece I had prepared for release to the media. He was able to deftly weave the intent of the message in such a way that was engaging, informative and succinct yet still truly captured the ideas and information I wanted to convey to the reader. I was very pleased with the final piece, and delighted that it was printed without further editing by the media that picked it up and ran with it.
I will most certainly utilise Richard’s writing skills for future work and heartily commend him to you.”
– Penny Johnson, LNP Candidate for the seat of Cook, Queensland State Elections 2017
Further Testimonials may be found here
“Before working with Richard I had engaged friends and family to review my web site. After engaging Richard I immediately understood the value of working with a professional. Richard provided clear, easy to implement actions and new content which was so on point it even improved my understanding of my own business.” – Hugh Armitage, EasyComply, TheSpace, Cairns
Dr Richard Musgrove has proven his capabilities in roles that require an astute scientific mind and systematic approach. He commits to the project he is undertaking and ensures timeframes are met, reports are well prepared and budgets are developed and adhered to. Richard accepts responsibility for senior management roles and continually seeks to deliver the desired outcomes on budget, in a timely and effective manner.
I worked with Richard when we were developing a business case for investment in a range of NRM programs that was then presented to the government. This was delivered in person by Richard in his position as Operations Manager, the organisation’s Chairman along with myself, the vice chair. It was very well received in no small part to Richard’s attention to detail, intense research and scrutiny, fact-checking and excellent wordsmithing and presentation of the final document. This document and the manner of presentation, was referred to as an example for other organisations in community-based NRM to follow when preparing their similar submissions.
Richard was articulate and engaged well with department heads and representatives of state and federal government departments. He has consistently developed and maintained strong and respectful working relationships with funding bodies, industry peers and all 3 tiers of government. Richard always conducts himself with the utmost professionalism and commitment and I am confident he will continue to do so for anyone who engages his professional services through Musgrove Consulting.
Mrs Penny Johnson
Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (Past)
Currently: Vice Chair Australian Horizons Foundation
Mrs Penny Johnson, Vice Chair Australian Horizons Foundation;
“You have great skill! The quote is very professional and is very clear about what is needed, what you can offer, how and when. It’s wonderful that you understand our vision, it has always been important for is to work with something who understands that.”
Nikki GongNikki Gong Health and Well Being
“I am very happy to recommend Richard, not just in his capacity as Event manager, but because of a range of excellent attributes that would ensure his capability in many roles. The structure of our committee assigns jobs to members on a “portfolio” basis. Although he has held the position of Event Manager for two years, Richard does much more, and he does it reliably, willingly and with considerable flair. He has also taken a significant role in developing our program and troubleshooting problems when they arrive. His expertise with electronic media is a decided asset that he uses in all of these roles. I can recommend him highly.”
Rob Morrison Freelance science Writer, Broadcaster and Video production (SA), October, 2011,
“Richard is a thorough scientist who produces high quality research on a range of species and seafood products. He is also a very active science communicator, passionate about sharing science with the wider community.”
Dr Andrew Barber Operations Manager - Australia at Obela Fresh Dips and Spreads, February 7, 2012,
“At a recent conference that we held, Richard displayed outstanding organisational and leadership skills in coordinating speakers, managing the program timing, event photography and follow up reports and articles. I would recommend him to others seeking someone to fulfil a similar role in event coordination and delivery.”
-Jane Waterhouse, C2O Consulting
(This refers to the National Environmental Research Program (NERP) Tropical Ecosystems Hub Conference, held in Cairns in 2012.)
Jane Waterhouse, Project Manager and Science Coordination at C2O Consulting, October 18, 2013