Belfast City Council Procurement Programme

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Programme continuity during COVID-19

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The Belfast City Council Procurement Programme is still running, we’ve just updated the delivery model!  Council and Envision are keen to ensure that we can continue to provide support to companies in the Belfast Council area. 

In these current challenging circumstances three things should be taken into account:

1. Public procurement will not stop. In fact, public procurement in some areas may increase significantly. Government will be seeking, where possible, to maintain public procurement to provide a degree of stable demand for companies that are facing challenging market circumstances.

2. We have to be conscious of safety and public health, but help companies to continue their work

3. And of course, we have to keep our economy going and to take the opportunity of down-time to plan, and to come out stronger.

In seeking to balance these considerations the Procurement Programme will continue via an interactive online format:

  • Workshops have been designed to be delivered via online webinar – that can facilitate interaction with the trainer and between participants.
  • Mentoring will be delivered remotely, through a combination of:
    1. ZOOM video conference meetings
    2. remote document review – RFT review; bid library review, draft bid content review
    3. and email / documentary feedback
    4. interspersed with further ZOOM video conference meetings as required

You don’t need a ZOOM account or any particular technology – other than a computer.

Envision will send you the appropriate links to meetings as needed – you just need to click and join the meetings that are scheduled.

If your interest is in availing of mentor support (or additional mentor support) contact us – we will be providing this support throughout this period.

The world of public procurement will not stop.  So, neither will we.

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Programme continuity during COVID-19

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Whether you are new to tendering or need support to improve your win rate, get the help you need through Belfast City Council’s FREE Procurement Programme.

Click here to download the official flyer- Belfast City Council Procurement Programme – Flyer

Why Consider This Programme...

The value of the public procurement market in the UK and Ireland is-

  • £11bn in Scotland
  • Close to £11bn on the Island of Ireland too
  • And over £260bn in England & Wales

This presents a major market opportunity for companies who want to grow their business.

Private sector supply chains – where tendering is prevalent – also present major opportunities on these islands – in construction, water, energy, health, transport, marine, aviation/aerospace….. and many other supply chains.

These sectors are all being primed for major investment – by Governments and major corporates in Ireland and across all regions of the UK. 

Access?

Can SME’s access these opportunities?

 Yes!!

Data now confirms that SME’s win 80% of public tenders in the UK and Ireland.  Are you in that 80% If not you are missing a real opportunity!

Prefer to sell to local private sector supply chains? We can support you too through this programme.

Should you wish to sell direct or get involved via the supply chains of the larger companies, who need high-quality suppliers to tender for work packages –

THEN THIS PROGRAMME IS FOR YOU.

So What?

If you want to improve your performance (and grow your business) in tendered sectors of the market in the UK and Ireland – the programme will help you to:

• Identify the right target sectors/companies, or 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; and

Ultimately improve bid outcomes.

To participate on this tender support programme, please click on the button below to download the application form-

Click Here

Please send the completed application to:  Laurak@envision-ni.co.uk

 

An Overview of The Programme – What it Involves

First – we will allocate a mentor to you, to work through a Tender Audit – to get an in-depth view of your tender experience, tendering activity, tendering plans ….. and bit team, bid process, etc.

Then, you attend a workshop on Tendering Success.  There are two of these workshops per annum, and you must attend one, in order to avail of the significant level of mentor support.

For workshop dates, please see below:

Introduction to Tendering Workshops

 Online Date Timings
 ZOOM Webinar 8 Sept 2020  9.30am – 2pm
   
   
   

Your involvement in the Audit and Workshop then triggers mentor support:

  • Initially: 2 days of mentor support.
  • With the option of some follow-up mentoring (1 day) if and when a live tender opportunity emerges. This is not available to all companies that initially avail of the 2 -day mentor time allocation

The Programme also provides you with the opportunity to participate in a series of Specialist Workshops – on a range of topical, specialist & sectoral tendering topicsmarket opportunities, tender pipelines:  both private & public sector.

Link to workshops-  Click Here

To participate on this tender support programme – Click Here

Or call 02890 452777 to speak to a member of the tender team.


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This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme.