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FREE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT SEMINARS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

FREE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT SEMINARS  FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

18 February 16

Do you want to do business with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council? Do you want to know more about public procurement and get tips to win contracts?
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council in conjunction with InterTradeIreland and Central Procurement Directorate are hosting a number of FREE procurement seminars pitched both at businesses which are new to tendering and those who wish to improve their current practices.

The seminars will cover key stages in the procurement process – Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) and Invitation to Tender (ITT) and invite new businesses to register on the E-TendersNI portal in order to supply the new Council. One of the key aims for the Council is to work more closely with local suppliers and assist them to develop their tendering practices.

This event will also highlight the opportunities and the responsibilities associated with public procurement. Opportunities will focus on how much the Council buys, of what and how the process works. Responsibilities will focus on criteria for selection including those elements associated with Corporate Responsibility such as Health & Safety, Environmental Best Practice and Sustainability.

Businesses will hear first-hand from InterTradeIreland, Central Procurement Directorate and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Councils’ procurement officers about the opportunities and challenges to becoming a supplier. This will allow SMEs to understand public sector purchaser requirements and how best to present their business.

There are three information sessions for local businesses to attend on Tuesday 8 March in Banbridge Old Town Hall from 8.30am to 10.00am, Tuesday 8 March in Craigavon Civic Centre from 6.30pm to 8.00pm and on Monday 14 March from 8.30am to 10.00am in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh.

Places on the workshops are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

To book a place at any of these events please register online via www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.eventbrite.com or contact Economic Development on 0300 0300 900 or email economicdevelopment@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk