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15th January 2018

NEPO Business Club (January 2018)

The NEPO Business Club offers free tendering skills training to suppliers interested in doing business with the public sector.

The events attract great feedback and have led to positive results for many participants. A recent survey of NEPO Business Club attendees identified that since April 2017, £8.3M of contracts had been won by businesses based in the North East and who had attended Business Club events.

The NEPO Business Club events programme is updated regularly and includes the following sessions:
  • Navigating the NEPO Portal: one to one bespoke support on using the NEPO Portal, the e-tendering system used by NEPO and its Member Authorities.
  • Your Route to Success: a half-day introductory session covering the basics of doing business with local authorities and the wider public sector.
  • Successful Tendering: a half-day session designed to ensure that businesses are in the best position to bid for work.
  • Bid Writing Masterclass: a full-day intensive event aimed at individuals wishing to improve their bid-writing skills.
  • Procurement Surgeries: one to one specialist tendering business advice providing support on particular issues that are affecting suppliers’ ability to tender.
Click here to view the latest programme of NEPO Business Club events