Bidding Effectively for European Union Contracts

- 17:00
Date: - 17:00
Location: Haydock

Currently the EU spends some €10 billion each year in grant aid outside the EU. These provide valuable business opportunities for consultants, suppliers, and contractors who undertake EU development-aid projects or participate in economic co-operation actions in developing regions around the world.

The vast array of projects available ranges from providing infrastructure, such as highways, power plants and irrigation systems to rural development projects, training, tourism capacity building (transferring professional expertise) private sector development and SME Support.

Bidding for EU contracts can be a very costly and labour intensive activity, and many UK companies have lost out simply by failing to comply with basic tendering criteria.

To help you get it right, the UK Trade & Investment Aid-Funded Business Service and Crown Agents, who have world-wide experience of the management of procurement activity and training on International Funding Institutions' procurement programmes, offer this one-day workshop for companies providing services.


Ramada Encore Hotel Haydock


27 January 2009

Benefits of Attending

The workshop is designed to demystify European Union external aid programmes and to offer practical advice and assistance on how to win business through making well prepared bids. Attend this workshop and obtain: Up-to-date advice about current tendering procedures, with a handbook packed with information to take away for future reference. Insiders' hints and tips including how projects are evaluated. A practical exercise in the afternoon on a mock tender. Up-to-date advice about current programmes (EDF, ENPI, IDA, DCI etc)

Relevant to Sectors

Agriculture, Business and Professional Services, Tourism, Construction, Environment, Energy

Contact Details

Jackie Nolan UK Trade and Investment North West International Trade Centre, Warren Bruce Court Warren Bruce Road Trafford Park Manchester M17 1LB Tel: 0845 603 7053 Fax: 0161 875 2234 Email:

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