There has never been a better time for social enterprises to win major contracts.
Governments and corporations across the world are competitively procuring an increasing amount of products and services. Through social procurement and associated supply chain requirements, they are also increasingly motivated to work with social sector suppliers. The market opportunity runs into billions.
It’s not easy though. It’s no longer sufficient to be cheapest, you now need to be the supplier providing the most economically advantageous offering. Considerations such as quality assurance, business capacity and continuity, compliance with legislation, and social outcomes all come into the equation.
While procurement requirements and tendering processes vary from place to place, and industry to industry, there are some common ingredients to be a successful bidder and supplier.
This online training program will show you how to bid for contracts, the terminology and requirements you will encounter, the main elements of a successful tender, and how to get your organization ready to manage and deliver contracts effectively.
This series of tendering courses has been developed to provide your social enterprise with everything you will need to bid, win and deliver contracts.
We can’t guarantee that you will win contracts as a result of this program. However, on completion you will be able to-
Bidding for contracts can be a big step that throws up many possibilities and risks. Find out more about the opportunities to bid for contracts, how to find them, and why every social enterprise should take these opportunities seriously.
Ever wondered what makes public sector and corporate buyers tick? Take this course to get inside the buyers’ mindset. Find out about what influences their decisions, the rules they must follow, and what this means for you as a bidder.
The process of bidding for contracts can be a minefield. Use this course as your step-by-step guide to the process. Learn about the terminology and requirements you will encounter and how to make the tough choice about whether to bid or not.
This introductory tendering training is designed for social enterprises and purpose-led businesses of all kinds (Co-operative, B Corp, Social Purpose Corporation, Benefit Corporation, Community Interest Company (CIC), Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C), etc.). It will also be particularly helpful to enterprising nonprofits and charities involved in social enterprise activity and looking to take on contracts for the first time.
Got something to sell to public sector or corporate buyers? Getting confused or frustrated about procurement or tendering procedures? Think you can up your game to make winning bids? Need to build contracting capabilities or better manage the risks?
Look no further, this is the program for you.