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How to secure public sector contracts in north Nottinghamshire

7 November, 2017, 8:00 am - 10:00 am



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Invest Ashfield & Mansfield - The area for growth

This FREE event focuses on public procurement processes.  Furthermore, it seeks to enable more small organisations to feel empowered about tendering for locally-available work across North Nottinghamshire.  It aims to clarify the process involved, as well as showcase where the opportunities can be found.  In addition, it will outline the support available and share some examples of best-practice.

In conjunction with the local authorities, the NHS, and Mansfield & Ashfield 2020, the Chamber has organised this seminar, which is primarily aimed at small firms and the voluntary/community sector operating in the area.

Why attend?

In short, public sector organisations have proactively taken steps to simplify the whole process.  This has been done in order to help local firms pitch for available contracts.  Indeed, many are broken down into smaller components, representing lucrative and accessible opportunities for both SMEs and social enterprises.

In a bid to keep their expenditure local, the public sector is eager to clarify some common misconceptions about what the process entails.  Not only that, but it would also like to welcome more tenders, help raise quality standards and promote best-value.

This seminar offers an informal opportunity to raise any questions (or concerns) about existing processes.  In addition, it provides suppliers with an opportunity to ask questions for public buyers to address.

Further information and registration

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Welcome, context and purpose of today’s seminar
  2. Overview: tendering with the local authorities – Nottinghamshire County CouncilMansfield District CouncilAshfield District Council and Bassetlaw District Council
  3. Tendering with the NHS
  4. Emerging Issues (Q&A session with the Panellists)
  5. Support available from the Chamber and Mansfield & Ashfield 2020
  6. Best-practice tips and hints (Silverlock Tenders)
  7. Summary / closing remarks
  8. Networking / Meet the Buyer

There will also be information about registering with the county’s Source Nottinghamshire portal.  Since attendance is free, there is bound to be strong demand for places.  So don’t delay, register today.

Please note: preference will be given to organisations based in Ashfield, Mansfield and Bassetlaw – a maximum of TWO bookings per organisation (owing to capacity restrictions).



Invest Ashfield & Mansfield - The area for growthCome and talk to us at our stand

Whether you are looking to start a business, already established or thinking of moving into the area our business support service is here to help.  This may involve a Council service, grant funding or referring to other organisations within our networks.  As a result, we will ensure that you are provided with the very best support available.


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Pavilion Rd,
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