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3rd June 2015

NEPO Business Club June Events

(Business and IP Centre, Newcastle City Library - various dates)

The NEPO Business Club events for the month of June are now available for you to reserve your place.  Briefly they are as follows:-

Working with Others to Win - Friday 12 June

Some of the most successful businesses have worked as a subcontractor or in collaboration with partners to make that key breakthrough.  Working with others breaks down the potential barriers to smaller and newer businesses and enables every business to make the very best of their value in every areas of the market.  But what are the options and how do they work? How do you overcome the risks and issues involved?  This session will provide you with insights and practical understanding.

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Winning Business Outside the Region - Tuesday 16 June

Central and local government and other public sector bodies spend millions of pounds across all the regions of England.  You may be missing out on direct and supply chain opportunities to deliver in other areas such as the North Est, Yorkshire and the Humber and further afield.  The key is knowing where to look for opportunities and understanding how to develop a strategy to help you win.

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Navigating the NEPO Portal - Tuesday 23 June

The NEPO Portal is the North East Procurement Organisation’s online tendering system; it enables suppliers to search for tendering opportunities and submit electronic bids for work with the 12 north east local authorities .  In addition to the help and guidance freely available on the Portal, NEPO is holding one-to-one appointments for suppliers to come and meet with our Portal experts for individual tailored support.

Whether you are completely new to the NEPO portal, or are an existing user keen to improve your knowledge, book your free one-to-one appointment here.

Tuesday Surgery with Garry Stone - Tuesday 23 June

The Tuesday Surgery provides organisations with the opportunity to meet with an independent tendering professional for an hour of free one-to-one support. You can use your appointment to get advice on any aspect of the tendering process.

From organisations just starting to look at tendering with the public sector, to businesses with specific questions on a current bid - this is a great opportunity to get insight and practical help from an expert in the field.

Book your free one-hour appointment here

Social Value in Procurement Update - Tuesday 30 June

While the details of this event are currently being finalised, this event will provide an update on the Social Value Act (2012) and how it is being implemented by local authorities in the region. Social, economic and  environmental added value is becoming increasingly important elements of a bid response. Come along to this event and hear how incorporating social value into your business could transform your bids.

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NEPO Business Club No Strap