Kirklees Council and Business Link provide tendering advice
Aug 17 2010 by Henryk Zientek, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
KIRKLEES companies are set to learn the secrets of winning public sector business.
Firms interested in securing public sector contracts have been invited to attend a free event in Huddersfield.
Bookings are now being taken for Winning Public Sector Business, an event jointly organised by Kirklees Council and Business Link Yorkshire. It will be held on Tuesday, September 7, at the Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top.
Delegates will learn more about opportunities for supplying goods and services to local authorities and other public sector buyers, such as the NHS, West Yorkshire Police and Huddersfield University.
Putting together tenders for public sector work can sometimes seem daunting and complicated – as companies have to meet a range of standards before they can apply.
The workshop aims to help them meet those standards and become “tender ready”.
The event will be divided into two – with a beginners’ session taking place from 9.30am to noon for those new to the tender process. The advanced session from 1.30pm to 3.30pm will benefit those with some experience of tendering and bidding for contracts.
Clr Christine Stanfield, Kirklees Council’s lead cabinet member for regeneration, said: “Kirklees Council is very supportive of our local businesses and this is a brilliant way to inform them of the process they need to go through to secure council contracts.
“There are some excellent businesses in the district and we look forward to working with more of them.”
To register, call 08456 048048 or visit www.yhevents.com