Bid2Win: For Your Share of a Market worth Billons

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

  • £11billion in Scotland
  • Over £10billion on the Island of Ireland too
  • Over £260billion 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 ! SME’s win 80% of public tenders in the UK and Ireland.

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

However, they need high-quality suppliers to tender for work packages, these are more and more accessible to SME’s at Tier 2 and Tier 3.

Why Bid2Win?

Improve your bidding performance and achieve growth in tendered sectors of the market in the UK and Ireland. The 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

Attending a workshop on Bidding to Win.  There are 4 of these workshops per annum, you must attend one, in order to avail of the 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

Online Webinar9 March 20209.30am – 1.30pm

After attending a webinar you will be allocated a mentor. There are three levels of mentor support available:

  • 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.

There is a maximum of 4 days of support available across the programme.

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

Link to these workshops–

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.