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Smart and Effective Tendering: Bidding for Public Sector Contracts in ROI & Beyond

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NI Chamber and its International Champions, Eversheds Sutherland and Queen’s University, invite businesses currently involved in bidding for public sector contracts in ROI and Europe, or any business who wants to understand how to access this potential market, to a breakfast event on Wednesday 1 March. 

Public sector procurement offers substantial opportunity for NI companies to supply goods and services across a range of industries. However, companies have historically found this sector difficult to navigate citing the complexity, time commitment and cost of the procurement process as key barriers to entry. At this event, expert speakers will share practical advice on how to successfully navigate the public procurement process.

Key areas of focus will include:

  • How and where to find out about public sector opportunities
  • How to prepare your business to optimise the likelihood of success
  • How market access differs for NI companies post-Brexit
  • The importance of ESG for public procurement and what this is likely to look like in the future
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Dr Laura Steele, Senior Lecturer in Business and Society & Director of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability at Queen’s Management School, delivers lectures on Public Sector Management which addresses current trends and future directions in public procurement.

Peter Curran, Partner and Head of Public Procurement at Eversheds Sutherland, has extensive experience of advising public and private sector organisations on the procurement of projects and contracts across various sectors.

Áine Smith, Consultant at Eversheds Sutherland, advises clients on all aspects of the procurement process, from project inception and scoping, to selection and award stages through to contract award and standstill.

Who is this event for?
This event is for anyone who is new to securing public sector contracts or seeking to grow their public sector customer base in ROI and beyond.