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Bury Textbook Tendering

Date: 5th November 2015
Location: Red Hall Hotel, Manchester Road, Walmersley, Bury, BL9 5NA
Time: 8:00am - 10:15am
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

Sorry this event has already taken place - please see our forthcoming events list

Do you know how to access and tender successfully for contracts in the public and private sector? 

When you consider that local authorities and businesses across the North West currently spend £6.5 billion a year on goods and services, they could provide a steady income and financial stability for qualifying local businesses. In fact, many local authorities actively want to work with local suppliers, and are keen to encourage them to bid for contracts.

That’s why the Business Growth Hub, in conjunction with Bury Council, has developed ‘Textbook Tendering’. Following the launch event on 5th November at the Red Hall Hotel, there will be a one day intensive workshop on 1st December, led by industry experts, covering all the information, skills and practical support a business needs to qualify and tender for contracts with confidence.

We’ll highlight what a good approach looks like, help you avoid common mistakes and show you how to find and register for this kind of work.

Join us for the launch event, along with both the Leader and the Chief Executive of Bury Council, on Thursday 5th November, at the Red Hall Hotel, Bury.


Tendering for Contracts, Tuesday December 1st, Seedfield Resource Centre, Bury

Two half day training workshops, one focussing on public sector contracting and one on bidding for business within the private sector. Choose to attend one or both, held over one day.

Private Sector - Delivered by Emma Jaques of Onto The Page
Emma is an experienced, award-winning tender writer, who will deliver this session with the aim to help you to better understand and
navigate your way through the tendering process. In this session you’ll be given real insight, from a procurement expert, into what does and doesn't make a credible bid for contracts. 

Public Sector
Delivered by the procurement team from Bury Council, this session will focus on what the people devising and deciding on bids are looking for.
This session will be ‘hands on’ taking you through a standard tender document utilising the Council’s e-tendering software ‘The Chest’ and will also go into  more detail about where to look for public sector contracts that could be of interest to your business.

Please note, priority will be given to Bury based businesses and places are limited. To register your interest in attending the launch event on 5th November please click on the button below.


8:00am - Registration and breakfast

8:30am - Welcome, Hilary Centeleghe, Business Growth Hub

8:35am - Bury Council means Business, Cllr Mike Connolly, Leader, Bury Council & Mike Owen, Chief Executive, Bury Council

8:40am - Explanation of series of workshops

Workshop 1 – Private Sector Contracts, Hilary Centeleghe, Business Growth Hub
Workshop 2 – Public Sector Contracts, Sarah Janusz, Bury Council Procurement 

9:15am - Case Study

9:25am - Question and Answer session with the panel

9:45am - Closing remarks & networking

10:15am - Event close

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