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Business Success After COVID-19:Winning Public Procurement Opportunities

Tuesday, 06th October 2020 @ 09:30 - 12:30

Business Success After COVID-19:Winning Public Procurement Opportunities

The challenge for small companies following the Covid-19 crisis

Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown , for many companies, it has presented huge business anxiety, challenges and concerns. The path to business recovery and growth will continue to be testing and companies now need to prepare plans and create conditions for better resilience, creativity and long-term sustainability.

To help with this quest, RTC North in partnership with County Durham has created a suite of ‘Business Success After Covid-19’ work programmes – all aimed at supporting County Durham based companies as they navigate their own business journeys.

Who is it for?

The programme has been created for County Durham based companies who are looking to increase their likelihood of success when bidding for new tender opportunities.

What is it?

Spread across 3 Zoom-based webinars, by the end of the programme delegates will:

Know where to find tender opportunities for their sector, understand the associated terminology and through practical examples build the foundations for future success

Have identified the key documentation required to evidence business processes and systems that will be essential to achieve the threshold criteria

Be introduced to decision makers and experts from the public procurement arena and get inside knowledge of their specific requirements

The workshops will help companies better understand the public procurement process and provide support to ensure that when the right opportunities arise they are able respond and improve their overall chances of being successful.

Through providing a knowledge of the procurement journey, working to improve your company processes and increasing your personal knowledge and awareness – this is great opportunity for the owners and leaders of small companies to prepare the foundations for future success within the field of public procurement.

When is it?

Webinar 1: October 6th 9.30am to 12.30pm

Understanding public procurement & finding opportunities

Webinar 2: Oct 13th 9.30am to 12.30pm

Getting your company ‘procurement-ready’

Webinar 3: Oct 20th 9.30am to 12.30pm

Meet the procurement experts


Benefits of attending

Participants will, on completion of the programme, have the means required to be ‘business-ready’ and capable of having the best chance of success with public sector opportunities.


SME companies who operate on a business to business bases and are located within County Durham

Please note: this is open to only companies who have not previously benefited from the Supply Chain North programme

With only 20 places available – the webinars will provide the opportunity for the delegates to fully participate whilst also providing the platform for networking and interactive discussions.

Please note: The places at this event are fully funded from ERDF and LGF sources and as such we are required to capture reporting data for our funders on the recipients attending to demonstrate the support and this is reflected in the questions to complete as part of the registration process and eligibility checks will be carried out and you may be contacted prior to the event. To see our Privacy Policy please visit this link :

Supply Chain North East will see four key partners joining forces to work with over 800 businesses between 2018-2021 supporting businesses to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Growth Hub, Supply Chain North East will be delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC). Supply Chain North East is receiving up to £3,148,514 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.


October 06th 2020

09:30 - 12:30