Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has teamed up with the GC Business Growth Hub to run a series of half-day training sessions focused on winning work through sustainability.
Two fully-funded training courses will take place in June, focusing on energy efficiency in the workforce and financing investment projects.
The aim is to help Greater Manchester businesses benefit from cost-cutting resource efficiency measures and the advantages improved environmental credentials can bring when bidding for work with public sector organisations like TfGM.
Beating the competition
Frank Tudor, head of procurement at TfGM, said: “As anyone who has ever evaluated a proposal will tell you, the quality between the best and the worst bids on any tender can be stark. This concern led me to some conversations with the GM Business Growth Hub as to how we can improve that situation.
“One of the areas identified was how SMEs can differentiate themselves when it comes to environmental performance and more sustainable business operations, and this is something that I am very keen to promote.”
The training sessions both take place at TfGM’s offices in Manchester city centre as follows:
• Developing an Effective Environmental Policy, 8 June
• Financing Your Energy Efficient Investment Projects, 15 June.
Delegates will receive a record that they have participated in the training, which they can then use in future tender responses for TfGM or other Greater Manchester councils and beyond.
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