In 2016 the UK Public Sector purchased goods and services to the value of £760 billion – all of it procured by tender. The number of officially published tenders was c.17,000, excluding those without a published value.
The tender process is designed to promote fairness, transparency and efficiency in the procurement of goods and services. It is used in both the private and public sectors, with the latter being tightly governed by regulation.
So, how do you find the tender opportunities that are right for your business? We have created an online course which takes you through the process and will help you to engage with it.
Aims and Objectives of the Course
This course is designed for businesses in the Small-Medium Enterprise sector, small local companies and established independents. It is also relevant for start-ups as they will gain an understanding of what needs to be done so that their business is tender-ready.
We anticipate that learners on this online course seek to understand the procurement process, particularly in the public sector, and to make best use of the available resources as they search for ways to grow their sales.
The aim of the course is to enable the learner to find the tender opportunities that are right for them.
The Objectives of the Course are:
• To explain the generic tendering process, its regulations and protocols;
• To identify the sources of tender opportunities and how best to use them;
• To understand how procurement (the buyers) make purchase decisions;
• To facilitate the setting of appropriate criteria for seeking and finding the right tender opportunities; and
• To advise on how to pre-position a business so that it is ‘Tender Ready’.
The course will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
Register Your Interest
The cost of the course is £49 including VAT and, if you subsequently decide to take our Tender Readiness Check or use our bid-writing services, the cost of the course will be deducted from any future spend. If you’d like to know more, complete the contact form and we’ll contact you to discuss your learning objectives.