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How to secure Public Sector Contracts - North Derbyshire

Host: East Midlands Chamber
Venue: Sports Direct, Shirebrook, Derbyshire
Date: Thursday 14th March, 2019
Time: 8am - 11am
Cost: Free

This free event focuses on public procurement processes, and seeks to boost the confidence of smaller organisations to tender for locally-available work across Derbyshire (with a limited amount of spaces available, kindly note this event is aimed at local organisations only - all other bookings will be respectfully declined).

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 Derbyshire County Council, the NHS, and the University of Derby, the Chamber has organised this seminar - aimed primarily at small firms and social enterprises - operating in and around the Bolsover and Chesterfield area.

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 eager to clarify some common misconceptions about what the process entails, and 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.


Welcome, context and purpose of today's seminar

Tendering with the local authority – Derbyshire County Council

Tendering with the NHS

Tendering with the University of Derby

Emerging Issues (Q&A session with the Panellists)

Support available from the Chamber

Best-practice tips and hints

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

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of two delegates per organisation will be accomodated at this event.

Any questions relating to the above should be directed to the Policy Team via email to:



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