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Bid Management Services Becomes an APMP Approved Training Organization (ATO)

Thursday, February 14, 2013  
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Contact: Patrice Scheyer
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: +1-703-281-1686

Bid Management Services Becomes an APMP
Approved Training Organization (ATO)
APMP Expands Accreditation Opportunities through Irish Firm

Washington, DC, February 14, 2013Bid Management Services ( has become an Approved Training Organization (ATO) of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals® (APMP®). Now Bid Management Services may provide APMP Accreditation training workshops and administer APMP Foundation Level accreditation exams to proposal management, capture, business development and graphics professionals.

"APMP now has seven ATOs, with the Bid Management Services confirmation,” said Rick Harris, Executive Director of APMP. "The Irish company leads by example through its consultancy services, education, sponsorship, and volunteerism. The principals of the firm are very active within the APMP community, speaking at the APMP Bid and Proposal Con international conferences and leading the local Chapter, APMP Ireland. They represent an enriching addition to the APMP ATO community.”

Joanne Gillen, CEO of Bid Management Services said, "This is a tremendous opportunity for our company. With the increased use of tendering to award public and private sector contracts, companies need a professional approach. We look forward to providing support to bid and tender writers in Ireland and the UK, with APMP accreditation for their knowledge and skills, bringing them to internationally recognised high-level competence in tendering.”

All prospective ATOs must go through an extensive approval process to ensure they meet the high quality course delivery of APMP accreditation standards. The process includes designating a lead trainer, attending and auditing workshops led by APMP’s Chief Examiner, developing course materials that meet APMP accreditation standards and meeting strict standards for the approval of the materials.

Bid Management Services is a premier European proposal services consulting firm, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and with offices in the UK.They provide expert assistance to organizations to win contracts throughout Europe and are also certified in the ISO9001:2008 quality management standard.For additional information, please contact Bid Management Services at

About APMP
The Association of Proposal Management Professionals® (APMP®) is the worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business through proposals, bids, capture, business development and presentations. APMP is a non-profit membership organization founded in August 1989 and began with 28 charter members. Today, the Association has more than 4,700 members and 25 active chapters worldwide. Membership includes proposal and business development professionals who are engaged in a wide range of activities including business development and acquisition, proposal management, strategic planning, business capture, sales, competitive intelligence, writing, editing, graphic design, desktop publishing, document production, and proposal consulting. For more information, contact Patrice Scheyer, Director of Marketing and Communications, +1-703-281-1686 or