Procurement Workshop

Date: Tuesday 10th October
Time: 9.30 am registration - 12 noon finish
Venue: Swale Borough Council , Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3HT
Price: Free

We currently have contracts worth £23.6m and we want to make sure local firms know how to bid to provide the work or services we need.

We currently spend more than £13m with local suppliers, which not only supports the local economy, but helps us make sure we’re getting the best value for local taxpayers.

Your business could be perfectly placed to join other local firms as a supplier, but you need to make sure you know that you have the knowledge, processes, resources, and the right set-up to work with us.

If you think you do, or want to find out what you need, then you should come along to this free procurement workshop we’ve put together with Smart Support.

The workshop will offer a hands-on introduction to those new to the world of tendering, as well as those who think they might need a steer in the right direction.

Here's what previous attendees have said-

Phil Greene from VR Sani attended one of the previous workshops. He said:

Attending the council’s workshop allowed me to fully understand the tendering process and meet the council’s procurement team.

“It was refreshing to find out that the council is not totally price sensitive but through their scoring system do promote buying local.

“By following the practical advice given by Smart Support we have since been successful in winning work with the council.

“I would recommend these sessions to anyone who sees tendering as an option to winning business.”