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Government Contracts Revealed: Your introduction to government tenders

  • Start: 8th April, 2024 @ 12:00PM
  • End: 8th April, 2024 @ 1:30PM
  • Online

Are you looking to secure public sector contracts to increase your income and impact?

This 90 minute webinar is the ideal first step towards contract readiness, giving voluntary, community or social enterprises (VCSEs) a solid grounding in the procurement process.

What you’ll learn from this webinar

Get to grips with the fundamentals of public procurement and tendering, and find out where the government offers contracts. You’ll gain insight on the process from the commissioner’s side and understand what they’re looking for in a strong bid.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at VCSEs that have little or no experience in tendering but are interested in finding out whether public sector contracts are for them.

Your charity or social enterprise should be operating and registered in England. Social enterprises that are unincorporated are also welcome to book, provided that they operate and register in England when they incorporate.

We welcome bookings from people of all faiths, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, economic circumstances and backgrounds. We encourage bookings from people who are from racialised and minoritised communities¹, are disabled, including non-visible and learning disabilities, and d/Deaf, or work in low-income areas. Support with the booking process is available. Get in touch with Sarah to see if we can help: call 020 7089 9120 or send us a query.

We want to support social or environmental impact in all areas, and particularly welcome organisations addressing:

  • health and social care
  • employability
  • disability
  • homelessness
  • domestic violence
  • sexual abuse

No educational qualifications are needed to join this Webinar.

Eligible Organisations

We encourage you to apply if your organisation is a:

  • Registered charity, or
  • Social enterprise (or is unincorporated with aspirations to register as a social enterprise).

By social enterprise, we mean a diverse range of organisations including (but not limited to) Community Interest Companies (CIC), Community Benefit Society (CBS), Registered Charity, Cooperatives, and in some cases a Limited company.

Your social enterprise must also meet the following criteria:

  • Have a social and/or environmental purpose
  • Earn (or aspire to earn) at least 50% of your income from trading
  • Reinvest or donate at least 50% of profits towards your social and/or environmental purpose