For Your Share of a Market worth Billons

What’s the value of the Public Procurement market …. in the UK and Ireland?

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

That presents a massive market opportunity for companies throughout Antrim, Newtownabbey, Lisburn and Castlereagh.

Private sector supply chains – where tendering is prevalent – also present major opportunities on these islands, in the construction sector, in 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.

Accessing these Opportunities

Can SME’s access these opportunities?

Yes !!!

Data now confirms that SME’s win 80% of public tenders in the UK and Ireland.

Many of the very large contracts do go to large corporates … and rightly so; but SME’s win the lions’ share of public contracts. In private sector supply chains – at Tier 1, big corporates dominate.

And they need high-quality suppliers to tender for work packages, that become more and more accessible to SME’s at Tier 2 and Tier 3.

So what now

If you want to Bid2Win, to improve your bidding performance (and to achieve growth) in tendered sectors of the market in the UK and Ireland – then this Bid2Win programme will help you to:

  • Identify the right target sectors, companies, and 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: Bid2Win much more often.

To participate on Bid2Win, please click on the button below to download the application form-

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Please send the completed application to:

An Overview of The Programme – What it Involves

First – you attend a workshop on Bidding to Win.  There are 4 of these workshops per annum, and you must attend one, in order to avail of the significant level of mentor support.

If you recruit new people to your tender/bid team, you can attend more than one Bidding to Win workshop – but you must attend one as a minimum.

For workshop dates, please see below

Bidding to Win Workshops

Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn18 March 20209am – 12.30pm

***We are in the process of finalising workshops for the New Year – so keep an eye on this site!

When you attend the workshop, we’ll allocate a mentor to you, to work through a tender ready checklist– to get an in-depth view of your tender experience, tendering activity, tendering plans ….. and team, process, etc.

The checklist then triggers one of three levels of mentor support:

  • Stream 1: 1 day of mentor support.
  • Stream 2: Up to 3 days of mentor support.
  • Stream 3: Up to 4 days of mentor support.

You can potentially start with Stream 1 or 2 mentoring ….. and progress to stream 3 if a live tender opportunity emerges.

But you can only have access to a maximum of 4 days of mentor time in total (after your checklist) across all streams.  This limit has to be adhered to, because the programme is free, and mentoring must be made available to as many SME’s as possible.

The Programme also provides you with the opportunity to participate in a series of specialist workshops.

Link to these workshops–  Click Here

We will also be organising Meet the Buyer Events-

Meet the Buyer Events (across 3 years)
Involving major public sector and private sector organisations in the region for scheduled meet the buyer events.

To participate on this tender support programme –

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


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.