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13th February 2014

NEPO Business Club - Events in Gateshead

 (Successful Pre-Qualification, Tuesday 25th February, Gateshead, Being Different: Your people, your track record and your capabilities, Tuesday 25th March, Gateshead)

As part of the NEPO Business Club, two workshops are being held in Gateshead:-

Successful Pre-Qualification, Tuesday 25th February, Gateshead Civic Centre, Regent Street, NE8 1HH

The Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) is the very first evaluation step in the tendering process; it’s the stage that determines whether you are chosen to go on to showcase your goods or services in a tender document.  

The event will provide attendees with:

  • An understanding of the right approach
  • A step-by-step walk through of a typical PQQ
  • Focus on key questions and how to prepare for success
  • A hands-on session looking at practical examples
  •  Invaluable hints and tips for successful PQQ writing
  • Insight from Procurement Officers on common pitfalls to avoid
This event will be of particular interest to any organisation keen to improve upon past performance at PQQ stage. 

 How to Register:  To book your free place, please click

Being Different: Your People, Your Track Record and Your Capabilities, Tuesday 25th March, Gateshead Civic Centre

Whether it's for bids, tenders, quotes or proposals, it is increasingly difficult to differentiate your business - to make it stand out.
This session will get to the heart of this and explore:
  • Key points to make the quality of your offering stand out.
  • How to understand what makes your business special and what this means.
  • Making Value and Added Value really work for you. 
Presented concisely as clear 'top tips', and using real examples, this practical session will show you key elements to help make your bid 'shine', and how to stand out by looking at your offering from the client's perspective. 
Understanding from this workshop will not only help you gain those vital extra points to make your bid shine, it will help you gain a true focus on your business and how to present it - whether it's your website and marketing or gaining that key sale.
How to Register: To book your free place, please click on  

Both events will be led by Garry Stone, Director of B2B North. Garry has helped businesses of all types and size secure millions of pounds in contracts and tenders across the region, and understands the challenges and issues from a real-life, practical perspective. 

 Eligibility: Due to capacity restrictions, we can only accept bookings from North East businesses and third sector organisations. (Please note that due to capacity restrictions attendees are limited to a maximum of 2 per organisation).  Both events are almost booked up with just a few places left.

Contact Us:  If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Sinéad Moloney at NEPO    Email     Tel ( 0191 261 3921)