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Bid 2 Win

 The programme will run from May 2019 to December 2022 for 180 local businesses across three Council areas – Antrim and Newtownabbey, Mid & East Antrim and Lisburn & Castlereagh City.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, in partnership with Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, has launched an innovative programme to help local businesses win more business tenders.

Programme Aims and Content

The FREE programme aims to support the growth of small and micro businesses, providing them with the knowledge and skill to expand in the area of procurement and tender opportunities, increasing competitiveness and helping to create new employment opportunities within the Council areas.
Participating companies can avail of:

  • 1 Introductory workshop - this ½ day session will provide an insight into the public procurement process, private sector supply chains, good tender practice and how to avoid common pitfalls. (Conducted remotely until further notice).
  • 1-to-1 mentoring - where participants learn practical tendering skills e.g. how to register and navigate tender portals, bid library development, tender road mapping, review of previous submissions, support with a live bid etc. (Conducted remotely until further notice).
  • A series of specialist workshops (various topics and dates available to be conducted remotely until further notice).

Participants will also be invited to attend online Buyer Briefing sessions. These will replace the planned Meet the Buyer events which have had to be postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming Workshops

Bidding for Public & Private Contracts: Process & Best Practice
Date: Wednesday 1 June 2022
Time: 9am
Location: Virtual via Zoom

To find out more information or to register* for this workshop, please email: Tom@envisionconsulting.world

*Please note pre-registration is essential.


Note: Due to Government social restrictions, all workshops will be held remotely until further notice.