First Steps to Bidding for Contracts - Tweedie Hall, Linwood
First Steps to Bidding for Contracts - Tweedie Hall, Linwood

First Steps to Bidding for Contracts - Tweedie Hall, Linwood


  9am - 12pm

Renfrewshire Event: First Steps to Bidding for Contracts 18th April 2023 – This in-person event is aimed at businesses as well as social enterprises which are looking to take their first steps to bidding for contracts with Renfrewshire Council. Here’s the link to register via Eventbrite.  Further information about the event is detailed below:

Every year, Renfrewshire Council spends about £200m on goods and services.  Come along to this new event to find out how to do business with Renfrewshire Council, bid for public contracts and network with key people in the Council’s procurement and business teams.  If you want to take your first steps to bidding for contracts, and you'd like to find out how to improve your chances of successful tendering, come to the Tweedie Hall, Linwood on Tuesday 18 April 2023.

You'll find out about the range of opportunities to work with Renfrewshire Council and the range of sub-contracting opportunities coming up with Morrisons Construction, our contractor for the new Paisley Grammar School Community Campus development.

Expert advisors will also be on hand to help with:

  • How to register for the national Supplier Development Programme and Public Contracts Scotland
  • Working with Renfrewshire Council’s procurement team to be tender-ready when contracts are issued
  • Improving your chances of successful tendering
  • Support available from Business Gateway (improving your finance, developing marketing strategy or building an e-commerce website)
  • Net Zero grants to help your business reduce its carbon footprint

The session will start at 9am with tea/coffee and an opportunity to network with other local business owners.

Renfrewshire Council wants to make sure as much of its £200m spend as possible benefits local businesses and communities. Come along and find out more. Guest Speakers include:

  • Ruth Cooper (Economic Development Manager) - will focus on the council's aim to support local business.
  • Gary Kenyon (Senior Economic Development Officer) - will provide an overview of the council business support and grants programmes.
  • Bridget Lambert (Corporate Procurement Manager) - will detail the wide variety of services & products procured on an annual basis.
  • Morrisons Construction - will talk about their experience tendering and delivering council contracts, including how their process works for taking on local sub-contractors.
  • Robertson Acom (Paisley-based company) - will share their experience of tendering for council contracts and the support available to them from the business team.

Click on the link below to register for the event - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/first-steps-to-bidding-for-contracts-tickets-567606766117

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