Preparing to Supply the Public Sector

Date: Monday, 20th May 2024

Time: 11:00 - 14:00

Location: Mincoffs Solicitors, 5 Osborne Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 1SQ.

Event Description

The public sector spends billions each year buying goods and services from the private sector. Winning a contract to provide products and services to public sector buyers is a great way to increase your revenues, enhance your reputation and grow your organisation.

There’s a common misconception that public tenders always go to well-established companies, especially those bigger and more complex contracts, but this isn’t the case. There’s now an increasing focus within public procurement to open up contracts to SMEs and innovative new suppliers.  Contracts won’t always go to the market leaders who have been operating in the market for many years and there are many examples of exciting newcomers blasting on to the scene and using their competitive advantages to win contracts. There is increased levels of market disruption allowing SMEs to grab tenders from larger enterprises.

Key details, highlights, and what attendees can expect

This session explores obligations on goods/services suppliers which are often required in contracts with the public sector, relating to matters such as carbon reduction planning, social value commitments and cyber security. The attendees should leave the session with an awareness of the additional contractual obligations with which their business may be required to comply in any future supply to the public sector so that they can take proactive steps to mitigate this and enhance their tender success rate.

You must meet the following eligibility criteria to attend this event. To check your eligbility, please register your interest and we will be in contact with you.

Eligibility Criteria:

Businesses of any stage or size that can demonstrate significant revenue growth or growth potential of at least 10%

Based in:

  • Northumberland
  • North Tyneside
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Gateshead
  • South Tyneside

The following sectors are not eligible for support:

  • Agriculture
  • Fishery and aquaculture
  • Banking
  • Insurance

This event forms part of the Scaleup North East programme, which is delivered by RTC North and funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
This project is part-funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund through the North of Tyne Combined Authority and is now administered by the North East Combined Authority. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government's Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit here.