FREE How to Bid and Win! for the Third Sector Event

Edinburgh Cyrenians along with Bid Specialists, AM Bid Services, are jointly hosting a free to attend event, How to Bid and Win! for the Third Sector on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at Grassmarket Community Project, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA.

The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 which passed into law in 2016 provides a new landscape for procurement in Scotland.  This is opening greater opportunities for the third sector.  Public sector contracts which used to go out to tender if over £164k in value are now publicly tendered from £50k.  This brings both increased opportunities for new contracts and increased risk for existing business.  Third sector organisations need to be able to write compelling funding applications and award submissions.

  • Are you pushed for time and find yourself regularly losing valuable evening and weekend home time filling in these documents?
  • Would you like some free expert advice and tips on procurement and bidding?
  • Would you like to learn how to approach these at times complex ESPD, Tender, Funding, Award and Community Benefit Statement documents?

Answered YES to the above? Then you can’t afford to miss this event! What’s on:


09.00-09.30 Coffee – Networking

09.30-09.45 Welcome and Aims & Objectives – Ewan Aitken, Chief Executive, Cyrenians

09.45-10.15 New Scottish Procurement Regulations and how to navigate them – Neil Fraser, Senior Category Manager, City of Edinburgh Council

10.15-10.30 Procurement Questions and Discussion

10.30-11.00 Tea / Coffee & Networking

11.00-11.45 How to Bid and Win! Masterclass Andrew Morrison, Managing Director, AM Bid Services Ltd

11.45-12.00 Bidding Questions and Discussion

12.00-12.20 Panel Questions and Discussion

12.20-12.30 Concluding Comments – Ewan Aitken

With over 20 years of collective bidding experience, over £1 billion in contract wins and more than 80% of their bids ranking 1st or 2nd on Quality / Technical Scoring, Bid Experts, AM Bid Services will provide information on how to approach client minimum requirements, how to optimise time spent on bids, how to pose strategic clarification questions, how to create compelling customer value propositions as well as how to gain maximum, meaningful client feedback.

Get back to the things you love in your job – supporting and changing the lives of your service users – and put together bids and funding proposals that your clients will love.

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