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Business Briefing: The impact of new EU Procurement Directives on North East businesses

NEPO (North East Procurement Organisation)

Thursday, 20 March 2014 from 13:30 to 15:30 (GMT)

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NEPO Business Briefing hosted by Durham County Council: The impact of

new EU Procurement Directives on North East businesses  

Date: Thurs 20 March 2014 (arrival from 13:30 - Duration 14:00- 15:30)

 Location: Council Chamber, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL

 Cost: Free

Are you interested in bidding for work from the public sector and local authorities in particular? Are you aware that the EU Directives governing procurement practice are changing? Do you know how this might affect your business in the future?

 This awareness raising event will…

  • Introduce the background to the changes and outline the timeframe for implementation by both central government and local authorities;
  • Provide information on the changes and how they may impact on Local Authority supply chains;
  • Provide top tips for preparing your business in advance; and
  • Feature discussion on the positives and negatives of the forthcoming changes

 

Agenda

13:30

Arrival for refreshments and networking

14:00

Welcome by Durham County Council

Terry Maley, Corporate Procurement Team Leader, Durham County Council

 

14:05

Background to the new EU Directives – what’s happening and when?

Tim Jennett, Special Projects Manager, NEPO

 

14:25

The key areas where this will impact on Local Authorities Supply Chain

Terry Maley, Corporate Procurement Team Leader, Durham County Council

14:45

Preparing for change from a business perspective

Garry Stone, B2B North Ltd

15:05

Discussion session: The new EU Directive is widely regarded as being positive for SMEs – how will the changes enable more NE businesses to retain and win local authority contracts?

Introduced by Ross Smith, Director of Policy, North East Chamber of Commerce

Panellists from NEPO, the Federation of Small Businesses, the North East Chamber of Commerce and Business Durham

 

15:30

Close

 

How to Register: To book your free place, please complete the above booking form.  Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Eligibility:Due to capacity restrictions, we can only accept bookings from North East businesses and third sector organisations.

Contact Us: If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Sinéad Moloney at NEPO. 

8 Sinead.moloney@nepo.org     ( 0191 261 3921 

 

Do you have questions about Business Briefing: The impact of new EU Procurement Directives on North East businesses? Contact NEPO (North East Procurement Organisation)

When & Where


Durham County Council
County Hall
Durham
DH1 5UL
United Kingdom

Thursday, 20 March 2014 from 13:30 to 15:30 (GMT)


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Organiser

NEPO (North East Procurement Organisation)

The NEPO Business Club aims to provide organisations with the skills and knowledge to successfully bid for competitive work with North East local authorities and beyond. Find out more about the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) and its Business Club at www.nepo.org

 

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