This workshop is invaluable for those businesses who wish to find, bid and win public sector contracts worth £billions in the UK, Europe and beyond. Public sector contracts can be very lucrative for your organisation, however bid writing and tendering can be a challenge. This workshop will show you how to avoid the common mistakes, implement top tips and use best practice when bidding for contracts.
Delivered by Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with the Department of International Trade, our expert advisers will help you to beat the bureaucracy and make sense of the jargon, from PQQs (Pre Qualification Questionnaire), to ITT (Invitation to Tender) and Tender Documents.
The seminar will be led by Toni Saraiva who has delivered over 250 procurement workshops, in the UK, Europe, Canada and Israel to help SMEs better understand how to bid for public contracts.
• Would you like to discover if bidding for public procurement would be a good idea for your business?
• By attending our workshop you will benefit from expert advice, case studies, group work and most importantly, work on a tender that you could bid for.
• Find out about the latest changes to
public procurement legislation and procedures designed to make tendering easier for SMEs.
• We will provide some practical
suggestions on how to sell to the public sector. Find out if your business is ready to tender and what resources you may need.
14.00 Introduction by Enterprise Europe Network
14:10 What is a buyer and how do they work?
14:40 Changes to public procurement procedures, legislation and threshold levels
15:00 Where to find tenders at home and abroad
15:20 Break, tea, coffee
15:30 Becoming bid ready
15:50 Practical exercise
16:20 To bid or not to bid?
16:40 Answering typical invitation to tender questions
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is parking available onsite and if space is limited, you will be guided to a suitable place to park.