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16th December 2013

An Overview of Procurement Event (Durham County Council)

(Taking place 2.30pm – 4.30pm on Thursday 23rd January 2014 at County Hall, Durham)

Organised by Durham County Council’s Corporate Procurement team, this free workshop is an opportunity for existing and potential public sector suppliers to take part in an interactive session featuring:

  •  An overview of the procurement process, including:
    • The legal background to public procurement
    • NEW: Forthcoming changes to EU and UK public procurement regulations
    • How public sector procurement differs from private sector procurement
    • Durham County Council’s approach
  •  Types of bidding organisation – including consortia, partnerships, and special purpose vehicles
  • How Durham County Council assess a bidding organisation’s:
    • financial standing
    • insurance cover
    • health & safety
  • Quick Quotes for contracts under £50,000
How to register: To book your free place or for further information, please contact corporate.procurement@durham.gov.uk (Tel. 03000 265 428).  Please note that attendees are limited to a maximum of two places per organisation.

This session part of a series of four workshops focussed on different aspects of doing business with Durham County Council – click here to view all events.  You can attend all four session, or just those of interest to you.