Are you aware that there have been changes in the way Southend on Sea Council secure suppliers for minor and medium sized contracts, placing a requirement on Council officers, wherever possible to secure quotes from locally based suppliers If this has got your attention and you want to join the Local Supplier list then you need to come to this workshop (only run 3 times in 2019). This is the second workshop, for the third and final chance please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-bid-for-council-buisness-become-a-council-supplier-tickets-52402494271
The first part of the workshop (approx. 40 min) will be focusing on the overview of the UK regulations with hints and tips for tendering for contracts, which will assist businesses to learn where to look for opportunities across the UK.
It will be followed by a 20 min comfort break when, if appropriate, we could sign you on our local supplier register. For those who are either already registered or considering of registering with the procurement portal pro- contract, we are also offering a 30 minute session on the Southend-on-Sea Supplier Portal. This session will show businesses how to register on the portal and navigating the portal when tendering for a contract. This is an interactive session offering advice for Local suppliers bidding for local contracts as well as how you can access contract opportunities across the whole UK Public Sector.