… with the Go-2-Tender Programme

Are you a SME keen to get your share of the €12bn/ £10.6bn all-island
Public Procurement Market
Then InterTradeIreland’s Go-2-Tender programme is for you!

Go-2-Tender, InterTradeIreland’s award winning tender training programme, aims to give SMEs the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to tender successfully for public sector contracts in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis. The programme consists of 2 days’ training by experienced bid specialists with up to 2 days of expert one-to-one mentoring available to each participating company. 

Please see below for a sample of the content covered at the workshop:

Day 1:

  • Understanding the public sector on an all-island basis
  • Mapping the sectors
  • E-Tendering –
    • The process of tendering online, where to source opportunities, common procurement vocabulary (CPV) codes etc.
    • Portals include eTendersNI, eTenders.gov.ie, LA Quotes, TED etc.
  • Partnerships, consortiums and collaborative working
  • The bid/no-bid decision – how do you decide? and what should your strategy be?

Day 2:

  • How to write a good tender bid document
  • How to understand the process – from reading the terms of reference, understanding and answering the questions, to submitting the bid and accompanying documents
  • What the content should look like
  • What structure, language and tone to use
  • How to debrief and ask for feedback
  • What do to next

Go-2-Tender provides excellent value for money! The initiative includes: 2 days of interactive training, electronic materials, catering and up to 2.0 days of tailored mentoring.

For further information please download the brochure here.

Upcoming Workshops:

LocationDay 1Day 2
Westmeath22 January 20204 February 2020
Dundalk11 February 202025 February 2020
Belfast10 March 202024 March 2020
Dublin2 April 202023 April 2020

*Note- In order to avail of the one-to-one mentoring, a company representative must attend day 1 & day 2.


In order to attend, we ask companies to complete the attached application form:Go-2-Tender Workshop Application

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