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Newry Mourne and Down District Council in conjunction with InterTradeIreland are hosting Procurement Seminars pitched both at businesses which  are new to tendering and those who wish to improve their current practices. The seminars will cover key stages in the procurement process  – Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) and Invitation to Tender (ITT) and invite new businesses to register on the E-Hub platform in order to supply the new Council. Council Chairperson Cllr Naomi Bailie commented, “One of the key aims of the Council is to work more closely with local suppliers and assist them to develop their tendering practices. This event will also highlight the opportunities and responsibilities associated with public procurement. Opportunities will focus on how much the Council buys, of what and how the process works. Responsibilities will focus on criteria for ion including those elements associated with Corporate Responsibility such as Health and Safety, Environmental Best Practice and Sustainability. Cllr Bailie finished by saying: “Businesses will hear first hand from InterTradeIreland and the Council’s Procurement department about the opportunities and challenges to be becoming a supplier. This will also allow SMEs to understand public sector purchase requirements and how to best present their business. The workshops will start at 6.30pm to 8.30pm and run on 19 January in Crossmaglen, 21 January in Ballynahinch, 26 of January in Warrenpoint and 28 January in Downpatrick. Places on the workshops are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book a place at any of these events please register online by www.nmddc.evenbrite.com or contact Michael Forster on 028 4461 0856 or email michael.forster@nmandd.org


Newry Democrat

5th January 2016