Local businesses invited to Council event to discuss procurement opportunities

Local businesses are being invited to attend an event later this month that will help them to find out how the Borough Council does business and what they can do to win contracts or sell their goods and services to the Council.

Every year Northampton Borough Council spends over £30 million on goods and services. Wherever possible, the Borough Council uses its procurement policies to actively support local businesses. To help local traders, an event is being held in the Guildhall,  which will explain how to do business with the Council.

On Wednesday 23 November the 'Doing business with the Council' event will give local businesses an insight into how the Borough Council awards contracts and buys in goods and services. The event is free to attend and will be held at the Guildhall. Attending could make all the difference to any local business looking to promote its services to the Council.

The event will look at every aspect of the Council's procurement processes and what local businesses will need to think about when bidding for work. There will also be a chance to talk to the Council's procurement team.

Councillor Alan Bottwood, Northampton Borough Council's cabinet member for finance, said: "Attending this event could be a huge benefit to local businesses and the local economy. Every year millions of pounds worth of business is available with the Council, and I want to be sure that Northampton-based businesses are given every opportunity to take this work on.

"When awarding a contract or going out to tender for work, we make every effort to ensure local businesses get the chance to bid and the local workforce can benefit. So we want to make sure that not only are local businesses made aware of the opportunities available, but also know how to bid for work with the Council."

The event is free to attend, but places are limited. The event will be split into two sessions, with companies choosing which one to attend. The morning session will run from 9am - 12pm and the second afternoon session from 1pm to 4pm.

To book your place or find out more about the event, contact Northampton Borough Council's procurement team by email procurement@northampton.gov.uk or call 0300 330 7000 and/or read the event flyer.

Posted by: Northampton Borough Council

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