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Tender workshop in Lisburn

15 May 2019


Events focusing on tendering successfully for public sector contracts

Go-2-Tender is an InterTradeIreland programme which has been developed to give SMEs the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to tender successfully for public sector contracts in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis.

The programme is geared towards SMEs who are new to tendering or who want to improve their basic tendering skills.  The course consists of a two day workshop and a half day of mentoring.  This mentoring may be extended by up to 2 additional days and all mentoring is delivered by an experienced consultant to assist with tender development.

Event content
The event will cover:

  • how to source above and below threshold contract opportunities
  • the bid/no bid decision
  • how the Public Sector buys (North and South)
  • how to assess opportunities using live examples
  • electronic tender platforms (e.g. eTendersNI & eTenders.ie)
  • success strategies for SMEs
  • how to become more competitive
  • improving your document writing skills
  • checklist of tender content and how it should be presented
  • debriefing following tender competitions
  • action planning for successful tendering

Event details
This is a two-day workshop which will take place as follows:  

Date: 22 May and 5 June 2019 
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 on each day 
Venue: Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn
Cost: £85 per person including training, materials, catering and mentoring

Download a registration form and send to laurak@envision-ni.co.uk