The East Midlands Chamber would like to highlight a series of free to attend online sessions, delivered in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, for those businesses who want to improve and expand business development opportunities and to make themselves supply chain fit. The sessions will provide an understanding of what potential opportunities are available and how to ensure that your business can comply with the demands of the procurement process either as a direct supplier or in the supply chain.
As the Government plans to bring forward infrastructure investment, promising to “build back better, build back greener, build back faster” – this is the time to ensure your business is ready to take advantage of these opportunities and be fit to supply.
Free to attend for all businesses, the sessions available to date are as follows:

Environmental Accreditation in the Procurement Process – 8 June (10am- 11am)

Many contracting decisions in both the public and private sector now include consideration of environmental and sustainability credentials. This webinar will look at the various options business have for environmental certification to help with winning both public & private sector contracts.
The webinar will give businesses a starting point as well as reviewing the available options and helping them select the one most suitable for their goals
For all the detail and to book your place please click here 

HS2 Supply Chain Readiness -Skills, Employment and Education – 18 June (10am-11am)

This event is open to all businesses looking for business development opportunities, available as part of the HS2 supply chain. It will provide practical information on what is required of businesses to access the wide-ranging procurement opportunities that HS2 will bring to the East Midlands.
This session will also be of interest to the education sector and those supporting people back into employment and is delivered by Mark Warrilow, Skills Stakeholder Manager – Phase 2 (Skills, Employment & Education), HS2 Ltd,
For all the detail and to book your place please click here

Sustainable Supply Chains: Start your journey to Sustainable Procurement – 23 June (10am- 11am)

Many contracting decisions in both the public and private sector now include consideration of environmental and sustainability credentials, it is clear that sustainability can only be delivered through Sustainable Supply Chains. This webinar will explore:

  • What is Sustainable Procurement?
  • The business case and delivering a competitive advantage
  • How does it differ from “standard” practice?
  • How can you deliver Sustainable Procurement?

For all the detail and to book your place please click here

Procurement Best Practice – Cyber Essentials – 25 June (10am – 10.45am)

Cyber Essentials was developed by Government and industry to provide a clear statement of the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet based threats, Cyber Essentials is a must for most public sector procurement and becoming a basic requirement in private sector procurement. This session will cover:

  • What is it?
  • What does it consist of – Boundary of Scope
  • Why should we do it?
  • How do we do it?
  • What do we get?

We will also highlight the requirements of onboarding suppliers within GDPR and what you should be looking for.
For all the detail and to book your place please click here

Procurement Best Practice – getting ready to complete a tender, top tips – 29 June (10am-11am)

This session will provide delegates with practical information on how to develop and submit the best tender possible. It will cover the 10 key lessons that Silverlock has found are most important in order to be successful at winning tenders, including detail of the Competefor platform, which is also the preferred tendering platform used by HS2.
For all the detail and to book your place please click here

Top 10 pitfalls in Contract Management – 21 July (10am – 11am)

The Institute of Commercial Contract Managers (now World Commerce and Contracting) research showed that good contracting could improve profitability by the equivalent of 9% of annual revenue.
Are you a business owner or leader responsible for the overall P&L and profitability of your business? Do you have contracts within your organisation that are in not performing as well as you hoped? Do you think your business could do better at understanding contracting? If yes, then this webinar is a must for your diary.
For all the detail and to book your place please click here

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