One of Australia's leading tender evaluation management consultants, Col Lange will facilitate a series of 'tender and procurement' workshops early next month.
Hosted by MidCoast Council economic development team, the first of the free two-part workshops will be held at the Forster council chambers on Friday, May 8 from 5.30-8pm.
Preparing quotations and tenders for council business can open up valuable growth opportunities for businesses of all types and sizes, economic development co-ordinator, Robyn Brennan said.
For many businesses,understanding where to start, identifying relevant and realistic opportunities, and completing the documentation can be daunting, Ms Brennan said.
Business-owners are encouraged to reserve their place quickly to avoid disappointment.Robyn Brennan
"The workshops will support local businesses in improving their capacity to supply goods and services for the many and varied projects we put out to market each year, and they'll provide important insights into our procurement processes and policy.
"We appreciate the process is specific and can sometimes seem quite complex, so in our first workshop attendees will come away with the knowledge and confidence to put their businesses forward as a prospective supplier."
The first workshop will focus on opportunities to do business with council, developing relationships and effective communication, how to read quotation and tender documentation, establishing and communicating selling proposition and how to write effectively when responding to a request for quotation or tender.
Follow-up workshops will take place later this year.
"Business-owners are encouraged to reserve their place quickly to avoid disappointment," Ms Brennan said.
For more information and to complete the online registration, visit the MidCoast Council website.
Numbers are strictly limited, and registrations close on Tuesday, April 30 or earlier if places are filled.