Tuesday, 11 May 2010

smarter procurement- help in Belfast

Smarter Procurement Programme

Helping your business open new doors

What is the Smarter Procurement Programme?

It is an innovative programme to help small businesses and social enterprises to identify and develop new sales opportunities in the public and private sectors. It aims to provide participants with the knowledge to identify and respond to sales opportunities in these sectors and then to tender more effectively.

The programme will start in May/June 2010 and will combine 3 elements. These are:

· Procurement Diagnostic – to evaluate your readiness to enter into the procurement process.

· Five Procurement Workshops – designed to help you identify public sector opportunities, understand tender documentation, construct tender responses, develop consortiums and receive feedback on unsuccessful tenders.

· Individual Business Mentoring – to support you as you identify and respond to tender opportunities.

The council is investing heavily in this programme to support participating businesses to maximise growth opportunities.

The cost to you is only £100 + VAT (per participant).

To request an application form or discuss eligibility criteria contact Ruth Rea on 028 9050 0518 or email rearuth@belfastcity.gov.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 21 May 2010

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