Demystifying Procurement and Bid Writing - Huntingdon

Thursday 19 September 2013

West Anglia Training Association
Old Houghton Road
PE29 1YB

Member Fee: £20.00 (plus VAT)
Non-Member Fee: £30.00 (plus VAT)
Fees are Per Delegate

This workshop is made up of two parts: how to procure public sector contracts and how to write successful funding bids.

Part one will help to demystify procurement from a bidder’s point of view by explaining why and how local Councils do the things they do when they want to do business with others. Delivered by Gus De Silva, Cambridgeshire County Council, this session will look at:
• Procurement from a bidder’s point of view
• Why Councils do the things they do
• Tackling a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)
• Tendering and quoting
• Tips for winning bids.

Part two will start to demystify bidding for public sector funding by considering whether bid writing is a science or a game of chance. Delivered by Kevin Taylor, Proactive Training Partnerships, this successful bid writing session will cover:
• Is bid writing a science or a game of chance?
• Understanding what is needed
• Getting the messages and milestones right
• Structuring a bid, delivery plans and financials
• Importance of using the right language.

About our presenters:
Gus has more than 13 years procurement and contract management experience from reputable public and private sector organisations such as the BBC, Rolls-Royce, Lockheed Martin, NHS, Boots PLC and Land Securities. In 2011 he joined Cambridgeshire County Council to implement a new standard of procurement creating LGSS pro processes and policies and documentation.

Kevin runs Proactive Training Partnerships and delivers training to suit most business needs. He specialises in helping SMEs to source and gain external funding having previously held the post of Executive Director Business Development at a Regional College where he was responsible for successfully accessing grants and funding.

Payment should be made at the time of booking.
Please note that fees are non-refundable for cancellations made within six working days of the event.
Chamber members can book this event online using a credit or debit card, simply follow the instructions below. For more information or to book a place as a non-member please contact Daisy Rivetti, Events Administrator on 01733 370809 or email including your company name, all delegate names and job titles, and a contact telephone number.

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