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We offer three packages to suit your business needs. Joining FSB Connect is free, our Business Essentials package starts at £177 in the first year and our specialist Business Creation package has a fixed price of £133.
At its recent FSB Connect 1066 breakfast, Gerry Palmer, the Manager of the East Sussex Procurement Hub (pictured centre), presented upon the opportunities to tender with local Councils. The event was supported by FSB 1066 leader, Nicolae Trofin (left) and Kerry Weller (right) who is the FSB’s Sussex lead on a special interest group focusing on public procurement.
The Procurement Hub provides a shared service across the District and Borough Councils to undertake procurement and is responsible for setting practices and rules common to each. Its aim is to improve collaboration and establish the best deals on common suppliers and services. Gerry informed the breakfast that the hub was responsible for a combined annual spend upon goods and services of £115 million of which the spend with common suppliers is £42.8million. Main areas of spend include: environmental services, ICT, financial services and facilities management and construction. The hubs data shows that small and medium firms consistently gain about 45% of Council business.
Gerry concluded his talk with tips for bidding success. These included evidencing your ability to deliver, focussing on the objectives of the contract and the contract award criteria. Clear, concise and correct writing is also a must. Further hints and tips are available at www.wealden.gov.uk/procurementhub
Do join us at our FSB Connect breakfasts in Sussex: good food, quality venues, great networking. Details and booking can be found here. 1066 Connect meet every third Thursday; Eastbourne and Wealden Connect on second Tuesday; Horsham and Crawley Connect on third Friday each month.