Tendering for Public and Private Sector Contracts

Start Date22/07/2014
Start Time09:00
End Time12:45
Venue 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Magdalen House
Trinity Road
L20 3NJ (Click here to view a map of the venue)

The workshop forms part of a series aimed at assisting businesses to access the opportunities available, and improve their chances of winning public and private sector contracts. This workshop is suitable for businesses with experience of tendering, and those new to tendering.  It will be presented by a senior buyer, with many years’ experience of evaluating and scoring tenders.  Subjects will include:

  • Locating public and private sector contracts, and sub-contracting opportunities
  • ‘Bid or not to bid’ Decision Tree
  • Buying routes, e-procurement and reverse auctions
  • Costing and pricing tenders; Tender evaluation and scoring
  • Gaining a competitive advantage, by adding value to your bids
  • Free business support and tendering support, to help your business grow

The workshop will include breakout groups and a Q&A session. There will also be an opportunity to book a 1-1 appointment with the buyer at the end of the workshop.  Delegates will receive tender factsheets, and a comprehensive Guide to using The Chest to locate and bid for opportunities with over 50 NW Councils and public agencies.

 The programme for the workshop is:

             9.00am       Coffee, Registration, and Business-to-business networking

            9.30am       Workshop: Tendering for Public and Private Sector Contracts (see below)

            10.45am     Break and refreshments

            11.00am     Workshop (continued)

            12.15pm     Feedback, Q&A ‘Ask the Expert’

            12.30pm     Next steps, business support

            12.45pm       -ends-

            1-2.00pm   One-to-one appointments available with the Buyer

Please note that this event has been organised by the Merseyside Business Support Programme, funded through European Regional Development Fund, and participation in the event will be counted as direct support to your business and will need to be included in any De Minimis Declaration under State Aid rules.

Priority for places on this event is given to small to medium sized private sector businesses (SME’s) based in the Sefton Council area that have been trading 1day+

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