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How to secure Public Sector Contracts

Host: East Midlands Chamber
Venue: Council Chamber, Derby City Council, Derby, Derbyshire
Date: Tuesday 16th October, 2018
Time: 8am - 11am
Cost: Free

Overview

This free event focuses on public procurement processes, and seeks to boost the confidence of smaller organisations to tender for locally-available work across Derby (with a limited amount of spaces available, kindly note that this is aimed at local firms only).

It aims to clarify the processes involved, showcase where the opportunities are to be found - including the support available - as well as to share some examples of best-practice.

In conjunction with Derby City Council, the NHS, Derby Homes, The University of Derby and Promitheia Consulting,  the Chamber has organised this seminar - aimed primarily at small firms and social enterprises - operating in and around the city.  

Public sector organisations have proactively taken steps to simplify the process involved, so that local firms no longer feel inhibited from pitching for available contracts, many of which are broken down into smaller components that represent lucrative and accessible opportunities for SMEs and social enterprises.

In a bid to keep their expenditure local, the public sector is also eager to clarify some common misconceptions about what the process entails, as well as to welcome more tenders to help raise quality standards and promote best-value.

This seminar offers an informal opportunity to raise any questions (or concerns) about existing processes, and provides suppliers with an opportunity to ask questions for public buyers to address.

There will also be information about Source Derbyshire and the support the Chamber is able to provide.

Agenda

  • Welcome, context and purpose of today's seminar
  • Overview: tendering with the local authority – Derby City Council
  • Tendering with the NHS
  • Tendering with Derby Homes
  • Emerging Issues (Q&A session with the Panellists)
  • Support available from the Chamber
  • Best-practice tips and hints (Promitheia Consulting)
  • Networking / Meet the Buyer

Benefits of Attending 

  • Explanation of public procurement processes and platforms
  • Clarification of any aspects perceived as barriers to pitching for public contracts
  • Identify where the opportunities are to be found
  • Understand the “do’s and don’ts” of the tendering process
  • Feel more confident about pitching for locally-available work

Supported By

If you have any queries about this event, please contact policy@emc-dnl.co.uk 

Please note: booking preference will be given to organisations based within Derby - a maximum of TWO bookings per organisation.

 


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