Doug Rutter

Leading Independent Bid, Tender and Proposal Manager and Tender Geek

Doug is one of Australia’s Leading Independent Bid, Tender and Proposal Consultants. He is also a proud “Tender Geek”. Doug enjoys bringing proposal and tendering best practice to small businesses across Australia.

Doug is the Managing Director of Expert Proposals. He formed the consultancy in 2017 to help small businesses grow by winning and retaining work.

Reports, Bid, Tender and Proposal Experience

Since the 1990’s Doug has been involved in extensive report writing in his various consulting and managerial roles. Since 2006, Doug has specialised in proposals, bids and tenders. He has been involved in more than 2,500 bids across a wide variety of industry sectors. Yes, that’s a lot! He must really enjoy tenders! As a Bid, Tender and Proposal Consultant, Doug really enjoys the challenges of tendering. He fundamentally enjoys helping and supporting clients with their tendering activities, resulting in winning new business and retaining existing clients. Doug’s involvement with clients also increases their overall bid capability, meaning that the next time they need to complete a tender, they are more experienced and have materials that can be repurposed.

How We Help You Win

We help you win  by writing, reviewing and advising on proposals, tenders and bids. And also reports, quotes and presentations. Basically, whenever a document is required to persuade a client to choose your organisation instead of your competitors is where we can help you. We also develop and deliver training.

Doug’s Specialties

So, as one of Australia’s leading Independent Bid, Tender and Proposal Consultants, what does Doug bring to the table? Doug’s specialties include translating complex technical information and inputs from subject matter experts into a well-structured, easy to follow and compelling proposal or presentation. He is also well known for his skills in developing clear visuals and graphics to help sell your message and set you apart. He regularly deals with teams working under pressure and know what it takes to get a proposal delivered – compliant, compelling and on-time.

Tender Geek

To back-up his Tender Geek status, Doug is certified by APMP, the Association of Proposal Management Professionals, who are the global best practice body for proposals and bids.

All Work and No Play

When Doug is not up to his eyeballs in tenders, you will find him involved with family activities, trying to toilet-train the new puppy, or involved with various committees and community associations.

Qualifications and Certifications

Doug holds qualifications and certifications in Proposals, Bids and Tenders, Management, Education, Finance, Risk and Insurance.

  • APMP Practitioner Certified (CP APMP)
  • APMP Foundation Certified (CF APMP) 
    Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP)
  • Aon Catalyst Leadership Development Program
    Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM)
  • Qualified Financial Services Representative (QFSR)  
    National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA)
  • PMI Member  
    Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Fellow Chartered Loss Adjuster (FCLA)  
    Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters (AICLA)
  • Fellow (FIFAA)  
    International Federation of Adjusting Associations (IFAA)
  • Associate Fellow (AFRMIA)
    Risk Management Institution of Australasia (RMIA)
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)  
    University of Cambridge
  • Diploma of Business (Loss Adjusting)  
  • Fellow CIP
  • Bachelor of Business (Finance & Insurance)  
    Deakin University