… 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 2½ days of tailored mentoring.


For further information please download the brochure here.


Upcoming Workshops:

LocationDay 1Day 2
Dublin27th November11th December


*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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