Liverpool SME Procurement Support Event

Yesterday I spent a great morning at the procurement facilitation event organised by RLK Partnerships and CoSE, under their support contract with Liverpool City Council.

As an associate, I facilitated one of the table discussions, looking at how small suppliers can improve their chances of gaining contracts, and getting feedback from commissioners on what they’re looking for. It was a lively and useful discussion, and people found it very helpful, with both ‘sides’ appreciating the chance to chat with each other in a non-confrontational environment.

Over 50 people attended, including suppliers registered on our tendering support programme and procurement representatives from Plus Dane, LHT, LMH, SLH, North West Housing Services, Sefton Council and Rochdale Council.

Supplying to Registered Suppiers of Social Housing  – a guide for suppliers who are new to this sector and want a basic introduction, was also distributed at the event