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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.

This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme.

           

  

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

Specialist Workshop - New UK Procurement Policies, Guidelines and Rules
Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
To find out more or register* for this workshop, please email bid2win@envisionconsulting.world

*Please note pre-registration is essential