Belfast City Council will offer businesses free support to win contracts

  • Belfast City Council will hold a free one day ‘Introduction to Tendering Workshop’ on Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at the Park Avenue Hotel from 9am to 3pm. 

    The workshop is aimed at helping small Belfast-based businesses and social enterprises learn how to win contracts.

    Chairperson of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee, Councillor Deirdre Hargey said: “Our free workshops provide excellent, practical guidance, as well as tried and tested hints and tips to help smaller businesses develop their bids and make them a real success. 

    “This is part of a package of free support including mentoring, support on live tenders and skills development. I urge local firms to come along and benefit from our tendering experts.”

    Belfast City Council say the interactive session will help businesses to:

    • Understand UK public and private sector procurement processes;
    • Understand the different types of procurement procedure - and how to meet the requirements of each;
    • Identify strengths, weaknesses and selling points;
    • Make the right Bid / No-Bid decisions (so you bid less and win more);
    • Understand the challenges of bid pricing – communicating the value of what you do and presenting the price;
    • Develop an approach that makes the bid process more efficient and effective; and
    • Consider when collaboration might be the right approach to take in a bid opportunity – to help you ‘punch above your weight’ when participating in a tender process.

    To book a place on this training workshop,register at or email:    

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