A procurement event is being held for Ceredigion businesses to develop on their tender submissions and winning public sector contracts.

Ceredigion County Council, in conjunction with its public sector partners on the Ceredigion Procurement Forum, have organised an event to help local businesses with their understanding of the tender process, and improve tender bids.

The event is for small and large businesses who are interested in contracting with the public sector in Ceredigion, and those who may have previously tendered for work and were unsuccessful. It is not aimed at any specific market sector.

George Ryley, Corporate Manager Procurement and Payments at Ceredigion County Council said, “This event is a great opportunity for businesses wishing to contract with the public sector, and is an example of the Council delivering on its new procurement strategy.”

Held on Tuesday, 30 October, doors to the event at Y Drwm, National Library of Wales, will open at 8am for bacon rolls and refreshments prior to the official opening at 8:30am by Mr Eifion Evans, Chief Executive of Ceredigion County Council.

Councillor Gareth Lloyd, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Finance and Procurement Services said, “Whether a large or small business, this is the perfect opportunity for those interested in winning public sector contracts to learn how to develop and write tenders. It is great to see such an event held in Ceredigion, to ensure future trade for our county’s businesses. I would urge all interested businesses to attend.”

Presentations by public sector speakers will follow, and training will be delivered by Business Wales. There will be a mid-morning break for networking and refreshments, and the event is expected to close at 12:30pm. Free parking is provided for attendees.

Numbers are strictly limited for the event therefore registration is essential, which can be done here.