robyn_jarramRobyn Jarram (B.App.Sc.(App.Chem.), is the Principal and Founder of Symbiotic Enterprising (established in 2003) and holds the APMP Bid/Proposal Foundation Certification.

With almost 25 years’ experience in writing and managing proposals/tenders and other writing projects ranging in value from $100K up to $6 billion, Robyn consults to some of Australia’s largest corporate entities. She has had exposure to a wide range of sectors including facilities management, education, health, corrections, mining, Defence, tourism and sport. She has extensive experience writing and coordinating the facilities management (FM) components of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects and other multi-service complex bids. She has also worked on project/contract transitions and undertaken some interesting data analysis projects over the years.

Robyn is well-known in the Australian facilities management sector for her extensive work as Proposal Manager and Writer on the significant Defence Base Services (EMOS) tenders (previously Garrison Support Services and Comprehensive Maintenance Services) with companies such as Tenix Defence (now BAE Systems), Spotless, Compass/ESS, Thiess Services and Ventia. She also has extensive understanding of the Defence ASDEFCON templates gleaned from over 15 years of writing various types of Defence Aquisition and Support proposals. Far from just being a writer, the breadth and depth of her experience enables her to offer innovative service delivery ideas as well as bid strategy support.

With more than 90 asset management/facilities management (soft and hard) tenders in her portfolio Robyn has proven capability in writing and managing complex tenders in the facilities management and infrastructure sectors. 

Robyn is also highly experienced in ASDEFCON and non-ASDEFCON defence tendering with more than 20 defence tenders in her portfolio.

Robyn has also developed, written and delivered bid management and tender writing Training Programs across Australia.

Robyn has strong project management skills, is an exceptional technical writer and uses well-developed communication skills to engage with her teams. Robyn’s experience enables her to apply her analytical and writing skills in most industries to produce technical documentation including but not limited to tenders, manuals, policies, processes, specifications and analytical reports.

Robyn has lived permanently in north Queensland since relocating from the corporate world in Melbourne in 2007. In addition to consulting for large corporations (via remote capability) she supports local small businesses and community groups in the Douglas Shire by assisting with tenders, grant applications and other local writing projects such as web content, capability statements, risk assessments and other.

Operating very successfully as a remote consultant since 2008, Robyn works from her home office in the Whitsundays.

A full list of projects Robyn has either managed or worked on can be found on Robyn’s LinkedIn page. Click below to view:


Our Vision and Values

Individuals and organisations are enriched and empowered by their interaction with Symbiotic Enterprising. They are fulfilling their own visions and achieving new levels of performance and expansion.


  • Integrity – Being reliable, truthful and genuine in all our activities with individuals, organisations and ourselves.
  • Teamwork – Engaging, supporting and encouraging others, our colleagues and our customers. Consistently working in a state of symbiosis.
  • Intention – Being present and committed to the intended outcomes at all times in all situations. Working professionally and passionately to achieve those outcomes.
  • Results – Staying focused on the customers desired outcome and producing exceptional results within the agreed time frames.

Contact Robyn to find out why the services she provides will elevate your proposals to the next level.