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Tendering for Beginners. A 2 Part course 18th Nov at 9.30am & 25th Nov 9.30am
November 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Please note this is an ONLINE 2 part workshop. When you book your place at Part 1, you will be automatically placed on the attendee list for Part 2.
Tenders and bids are regularly required to award contracts in both public & private sectors. A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) or Invitation to Tender (ITT) can consist of many questions and these can also be accompanied by a detailed scoring system by which bids are assessed.
Tendering (Part I): How to Find Relevant Opportunities in the Public and Private Sectors (2h:00m) will include – 18th November 9.30am.
Introduction to Tendering Portals (including NEPO, ProActis and others)
How to Register, Profile Creation & Maintenance, Procurement Categories, Areas and Keywords
Finding Opportunities, Expressing an Interest, Searching Locally & Further Afield, Identifying Additional Markets
Searching the Contracts Register, Potential Sub-Contract Opportunities
Detail on ‘sub-contract’ opportunities and how to approach this potential market.
(important for bidders who do not win the main contract and also for those who don’t bid at all as they think they have ‘no chance’)
Tendering (Part II): Preparing and Submitting a Convincing Bid (1h:30m) will help you understand – 25th November
Terms & Conditions, Client Requirements and how to prepare & submit a compliant and convincing bid)
Different Tender Types
Understanding the Client Documents
What are Terms and Conditions
Bid/No Bid Decisions
Client Questions (product and/or service related; general business related)
Preparing the Bid (e.g. understanding the format)
Deadlines and Extensions
Tender Assessment (scoring schemes & weighting)
Asking for Feedback (win OR lose)
A significant part of the Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ) is similar for stand-alone tenders as well as the DPS.
Overview of the DPS Contracts, Expression of Interest and Download of Documents
Understanding the Requirements of the Council
• Prospective Supplier Information
• Exclusion Grounds (Mandatory & Discretionary)
• Technical and Professional Ability
• Compliance (Equality; Modern Slavery)
• Health & Safety (SSIP, H&S Policy; Risk Assessments; Method Statements)
Finalisation & Uploading the Application