Event details

This SME & Supply Chain Conference is a unique chance to gain an insight into bidding, tendering, winning and fulfilling contracts within both public and private sector organisations.
The UK government has billions to spend with the private sector through public procurement contracts. In 2015/16 the government spent £5.6 billion directly with small businesses. When sub-contracts to small businesses from larger suppliers are also taken into account, the total spend rises to £12.2 billion.
Securing public and private sector contracts are a great way for small businesses to bring in a steady income stream that can really help your business to grow.
We will explore how smaller businesses can get in the supply chain, and create and develop positive and lasting relationships that work in the best interests of both customer and supplier.
All details can be found by clicking here.


9:15 – Registration and Networking
9:30 – Welcome and Introduction
9:40 – Tendering for work in the Public Sector: The Buyer’s Perspective
10:30 – Understanding the buyer’s DNA
11:30 – BREAK
11:45 – Office of the Small Business Commissioner
12:45 – LUNCH
13:15 – Supplying to the Public Sector: A Business Owners Perspective
13:30 – Supplying to the Private Sector: A Business Owners Perspective
13.50 – Winning Business Workshop: How to tender and win business
16:00 – Event close
Speakers will be confirmed shorty.

Booking information

Please book by clicking here.
This is being run in collaboration with Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 and Enabling Innovation at NTU.

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
To find out more about this event, and others planned. Please contact the Enabling Innovation team:
Helen Whitehall
[email protected]
+44 115 84 88904
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