Supplying the Public Sector SME PiP Event invitation

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SME’s, have you ever considered bidding to supply customers in the Public Sector?

Do you already do this?

Bristol City Council together with other surrounding local  authorities and Public Sector bodies invite you to this year’s West of England Partners In Procurement (PiP) event at University of the West of England on 6th July from 9:15 to 2:30

Now in  its 11th year the event is themed around ‘Your Role in the Supply Chain’ and we are focussing on a mix of new and not-so-new topics – all of which we are relevant to organisations who wish to supply the Public Sector.

The outline agenda is:

  •  Local entrepreneur Neil Way talks about  the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), how works and how it can benefit you.

*Following this are:

  • Current Economic and Procurement Climate and Context
  • Purpose, focus, future activities of the LEP SME group
  • Public Sector Supply Chains – what is being bought
  • Top tips for tendering, procurement portals, social value policy for SME
  • Consortia/collaborations
  • Contracts Finder and what it can tell you
  • Information Governance/ Cyber Security – what’s important and why
  • Auto enrolment for pensions

After the presentations you are invited to join us for a free, delicious and locally-sourced lunch.

In addition to the main events there will be staff present from local Public Sector bodies for you to talk to if you so wish

The event is free but we do need you to register by Monday 4 July 2016 on a first-come, first-served basis. Please go to to book and for more detail.

If you have any queries, please email or with ‘STPS’ in the subject line.


Procurement Support, Bristol City Council


West of England Partners in Procurement are:

Bristol City Council
University of the West of England
Bristol University
Bath University
South Gloucestershire Council
Bath & N.E.Somerset Council
North Somerset Council
Avon Fire & Rescue
Avon & Somerset Police
City of Bristol College
Sedgemoor Council


*agenda subject to change


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