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Public Procurement Workshops– Tendering for Energy Efficiency and Renewables Contracts

The Energy Saving Trust with funding from the Scottish Government and in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme are organising a series of free to attend tendering workshops to help SME contractors and suppliers become more successful at writing winning tender submissions.

Renewable Energy and National Infrastructure Priorities including Energy Efficiency for domestic and non-domestic buildings in Scotland has the potential to create 40,000 jobs throughout the supply chain and involves over £30 Billion of investment as part of The Scottish Government’s 2020 Routemap to reduce emissions, strengthen energy security and increase local ownership.

This will create a vibrant market place for contractors and suppliers to bid for public contracts.

However, many good companies are unsuccessful when they bid for public contracts as they are unable to translate their otherwise successful approach to business into a public sector context. The one day workshops will provide bidders in this market place, with the skills and tools to bid for energy efficiency and renewables contracts in the public sector.

The workshops are designed for motivated contractors and suppliers who want to understand public procurement and learn to bid better.

What will be covered?

The Workshops topics will include,

  • Why are the Public Procurement Regulations important?

  • Selling to the public sector and why it is different?

  • Finding opportunities

  • Prequalification

  • Do you really know what you are “selling”?

  • Who are you “selling” to?

  • Invitation to tender

  • Most economically advantageous tender

  • What to do if you are unsuccessful

  • Writing better bids – top tips – for public (and private) sector bids.

These workshops are open to any SME supplier involved with low carbon retrofit work looking to win contracts relating to energy efficiency and renewables in the domestic and non-domestic sector.


Click below for more information on the location and how to book your place to attend

Inverness 4th November

Orkney 5th November

Glasgow  17th November

Dunfermline 24 November 


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