The 'Get fit to bid' diagnostic tool has been created for local businesses who are interested in securing public sector contracts.
The tool, which has been designed in conjunction with procurement leads from across the public sector, allows businesses to answer a series of questions which are necessary when getting ready to, or bidding for, public sector contracts. Each question provides a variety of answers, and feedback is available based on the answer chosen.
The tool is designed to ensure businesses understand what bidding for public sector contracts can involve and the steps they need to take in order to successfully bid for contracts.
Feedback is provided upon completion of the tool and this can be printed off for future reference.
Please note that any captured information may be shared with public sector partners to better understand procurement locally, and what can be done to support local business.
The tool has been funded by Suffolk Growth Programme Board, and across the winter of 2019/2020, a further tranche of 'get fit to bid' training sessions will be held. These training sessions have now been confirmed:
Bury St Edmunds (West Suffolk Business Festival) - Wednesday 9 October 2019, 17:00 - 19:30
Melton, East Suffolk (East Suffolk Business Festival) - Tuesday 5 November 2019, 17:00 - 19:30
Sudbury - Wednesday 22 January 2020, 08:30 - 11:30
Lowestoft - Wednesday 12 February 2020, 08:30 - 11:30
Newmarket - Wednesday 18 March 2020, 08:30 - 11:30
Ipswich - Wednesday 22 April 2020, 08:30 - 11:30
Further information about Suffolk Growth Programme Board can be found here