The deadline for workshop registration is looming – 28 February. Have you booked?

One of the six pre-conference workshops being offered this year is Tendering for Government Work, presented by Peter Riches, a longstanding member of IPEd who is director of technical writing and editing firm, Red Pony.

Peter has successfully tendered for work with numerous state and federal government agencies, and in this workshop he will give you practical tips on how to meet the request for tender (RFT) requirements that are unique to public-sector projects.

Opportunities for work in this sector are virtually endless and offer an excellent vehicle to advancing your career – but what are the requirements? If you’re new to the sector, relax; it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. In this workshop, you will learn how to source and successfully qualify a request for tender, then develop a comprehensive, compelling and compliant response.

Armed with this knowledge and sound editorial experience and expertise, editors can assist businesses and not-for-profit agencies to qualify their RFT and win contracts, sometimes worth millions of dollars.

Tendering for Government Work will be a combination of presentation, discussion and practical exercises. Topics to be covered include:

  • qualifying the opportunity
  • competitive assessment
  • developing a response plan
  • insurance requirements
  • probity
  • contracts
  • panel presentations
  • contractual negotiation

The workshop is limited to a maximum of 40 participants.

Registration fees

Member: $175
Affiliate: $195
Non-member: $275

Note: registration includes morning tea refreshments.

If you wish to register for the conference as well as the workshop in one action, simply go to the registration page. If you are already registered for the conference, please email to register for the workshop.


Early Bird registration extended

Members will be pleased to learn that the heavily discounted early bird registration period has been extended to 28 February 2019, matching the workshop registration deadline.

Registration type Early bird rate
to 28 February 2019
Standard rate
from 1 March 2019
Member $510 $590
Affiliate $560 $650
Non-member $710 $810
Speaker $450 (flat rate)

Student &


$405 (flat rate)
Retiree $425 (flat rate)

The full program is now also available. This is your last your chance to take advantage of the early bird rates. Don’t miss out.