In Scotland, the public sector puts £11 billion of goods and services out to tender annually – yet, 75% of SMEs do not bid for tendered work. It is against this backdrop that Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce have invited Andrew Morrison, Managing Director of AM Bid Services Ltd. to speak at their March Breakfast Networking Event. This event is being held on Thursday 24 th March 2016 at Dobbies Garden Centres, Melville Nursery, Lasswade, Edinburgh EH18 1AZ.
Andrew will deliver a presentation entitled ‘How to Bid and Win!’ He will share with the audience tips from his extensive experience in bidding, across many sectors, in both Scotland and the wider UK.
Andrew Morrison has been Managing Director of AM Bid Services Ltd, a Lothians based bidding services company since 2014. Prior to this he spent 4 years leading British Gas bid teams across the UK, with a further 5 years spent with a property services company bidding to the public and private sectors. His spike is that before his bidding career began, he spent 12 years in local government, so he has client and contractor side experience. Andrew has led teams to over £1 billion in tender wins and 90% of his bids are ranked 1st or 2nd on Quality.
Andrew said: “I am really looking forward to the opportunity of discussing with Chamber members the benefits to their businesses of securing long-term contracts with the public-sector, a customer who always pay. I understand both the barriers and the reluctance that some SMEs have to the tender process. However, I am going to pass on some tips that will help businesses take some of the pain out of the process and to start planning for bid success”.
The presentation which has been designed to excite attendees about bidding will be followed by an interactive Q&A. This interactive Q&A will present the audience with the opportunity to pose their bid–related questions to Andrew and leave with a renewed purpose on winning work through the tender process.
Commenting on this breakfast networking event, Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, George Archibald said: “ For many organisations, particularly SMEs, public sector tendering opportunities are an important way of securing new business. Hundreds of local contracts are published every week in every sector from cleaning and office supplies to security and major construction projects. It is therefore vital for businesses to ensure they do not miss out on any potential opportunities in their own local area”
“We’re delighted that Andrew Morrison will share with Chamber members his knowledge and experience in bidding successfully”.
This informal breakfast networking event is unmissable for anyone with an interest, who works in or would like help with creating winning bids. This presentation will help YOU become a bid winner – register to attend ‘How to Bid and Win!’ today:
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