DFID Contracts in More Depth

DFID Contracts in More Depth

This workshop is offered as an English In-Person workshop only. 

Bond has partnered with Humentum to run their popular DFID contracts course in Washington, DC. This intermediate level course will help you transform your organization’s performance when bidding for and delivering DFID contracts. If you want to increase your win:loss ratio, maximize your negotiation skills and approach to partnering or make that step from sub-contractor to prime, this course will show you how.  DFID Contracts Essentials is a prerequisite for this workshop.

Commercial contracts provide new opportunities for NGOs to increase the reach and scale of their work and fulfil their strategic objectives. As DFID seek to broaden their supplier base and private sector consultancy firms face particular challenges, more and more NGOs are bidding for complex commercial contracts. However, this can come at a price, with heavy resource investments leading to unsuccessful bids or challenges during implementation. All Bond members will receive the Humentum member rate for this training. 

What will you learn?

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Assess when to pursue a tender and when your consortium is likely to lose
  • Improve your submission for tender
  • Maximize your organization’s negotiating position with primes and sub-contractors
  • Use agreements appropriately with primes and sub-contractors
  • Manipulate your budget to meet different criteria
  • Identify challenges in implementing commercial contracts and consider how your organization might develop strategies to overcome these
  • Manage relationships with primes, sub-contractors and DFID.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for:

  • NGO staff who have attended DFID Contracts Essentials or have previous commercial contracting experience.
  • Those who are actively involved in selecting bids to apply for and writing the bid submission, or who have unsuccessfully bid for a contract in the past.

If you’re still not sure if this is the right workshop, feel free to contact us and we’ll help you!

Further Information

Prerequisite Companion Workshop


This ‘DFID Contracts in More Depth’ workshop has a prerequisite companion workshop:

Find out how your organization will need to adapt, understand the risks and obligations, and make sure you can distinguish yourself at bid stage.

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Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)


CPE Credits are not awarded at the end of this workshop. 

Learning Approach


In-person Workshop: Humentum’s highly practical workshops always put the learner first. Our expert facilitators will draw on their own vast sector and subject-specific knowledge to ensure our learner experience is as worthwhile and enjoyable as possible. They will share relevant tools, techniques and insights that are immediately transferrable to your own work. You are also actively encouraged to engage in meaningful discussions, hands-on group work, and pose your own specific questions to further enhance your learning. 

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Practice areas

Compliance, Donor Management

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