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Tendering support programme: Bid 2 Win

3 September 2019

Tendering support programme for companies throughout Antrim, Newtownabbey, Lisburn and Castlereagh

Bid 2 Win can help you to improve your bidding performance (and to achieve growth) in tendered sectors of the market in the UK and Ireland. It will help you to:

  • identify the right target sectors, companies, and public sector bodies to bid into
  • identify sources of information on bid pipelines, and live bid events
  • make the right decisions, about what bids to pursue, and which to leave well alone
  • improve your bid content
  • improve bid outcomes

Overview of the programme

The first step is to attend a workshop on Bidding to Win.  There are four of these workshops per annum, and you must attend one in order to qualify for mentor support.

Upcoming workshop dates:

  • 11 September 2019, Lagan Valley Island Centre, Lisburn
  • 9 October 2019, Yarn Suite, Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey
  • 13 November 2019, Ecos Centre, Ballymena

When you attend the workshop, a mentor will be allocated to you to work through a tender audit – to get an in-depth view of your tender experience, tendering activity, tendering plans and team, process, etc.

The audit then triggers one of three levels of mentor support:

  • Stream one: one day of mentor support
  • Stream two: up to three days of mentor support
  • Stream three: up to four days of mentor support

Participants can have access to a maximum of four days of mentor time in total (after your audit) across all streams.

The Programme also provides you with the opportunity to participate in a series of specialist workshops.

There will be 12 specialist workshops on:

  • topical, specialist and sectoral tendering topics
  • market opportunities for both private and public sector

Find out more about the Bid 2 Win programme.