In partnership with tsiMoray and Moray Council, Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is delivering a workshop in Elgin on Thursday 7th November focusing on tendering and collaboration.
P4P supports third sector organisations to access contracts through collaboration and offers a range of downloadable guidance and resources, practical advice and regular workshops, events and training. It is managed by Senscot but is a partnership between Senscot, Social Firms Scotland, the Scottish Community Alliance, and Cooperative Development Scotland.
The workshop is designed specifically for third sector organisations who will be tendering for the first time, or hoping to improve their existing skills or knowledge of tendering and bidding as a partnership. The session will be interactive and will provide you with information and advice on local/national procurement opportunities; procedures; how to prepare to tender; benefits and challenges of collaboration; and the different types of partnerships you could form. Towards the end of the session you will also be given a chance to ask presenters any questions and to network with other attendees over lunch.
See below for further details of the agenda:
10:00-10:10 – Welcome and introductions – Neil Young, P4P
10:10-10:30 – Intro to procurement – Neil Young, P4P
10:30-11:00 – Tender procedures and working with Moray Council – Diane Beattie, Payments Manager, Moray Council
11:00-11:15 – Break
11:15-11:45 – Preparing to tender – Neil Young, P4P
11:45-12:05 – Opportunities to collaborate – Neil Young, P4P
12:05-12:40 – Group exercise (benefits/challenges of collaboration)
12:40-13:00 – Q&A and closing summary