Public Sector Procurement Training Programme



Irelands Most Successful

Public Sector Procurement Training Programme

The Go-2-Tender programme is Ireland’s most successful and comprehensive tender training programme. We are running a workshop in Athlone on the 9th and 16th of May 2013. Bid Management Services and Core Consulting will be delivering the workshop and there will be equal emphasis on tendering in ROI and NI.


The course consists of a 2 day in classroom programme which covers many aspects of public procurement ranging from making the bid/no bid decision, your approach to the market and the construction of a typical document. Further to this a free half a day mentoring session is attached to this programme which can focus on any procurement issue you are interested in and the option exists to apply for an additional up to 3 days of mentoring which is free of charge.

Background of Go-2-Tender

This programme has been developed and run for InterTradeIreland by Bid Management Services and is specifically targeted to provide companies with the skills to successfully tender for Public Sector contracts. Participants have been incredibly successful following the programme and have won €50m of business following on from their participation on the course in recent times. For example last year’s attendees on the programme have secured in excess of €10m of contracts since participating in the Go2Tender programme.

It works by providing participants with two days of in class training followed by free mentoring from our expert tender specialists.

Programme Topics Covered Include:

  • How public sector bodies across the island buy their goods, services and works
  • How and where to source working opportunities
  • What the buyers are looking for
  • When to bid and not to bid
  • The tendering process
  • How to prepare the winning proposal

Mentoring Topics Include:

  • Sourcing and vetting of opportunities
  • Taking you through an actual live tender
  • Review of your past tenders and provision of a report
  • Development of a public sector market entry strategy


In addition, we have guest speakers from one or more central government procurement organisations across the island (CPD, eTenders etc).


Go-2-Tender provides excellent value for money and includes training, materials, catering and mentoring.

The cost is €100 or £85 per person.

Dates and location for the workshop

Dates Locations
9th and 16th of May 2013                    Hodson Bay Hotel,


Co. Westmeath


To register for the above workshop please go to


If you have any queries or questions then please contact me directly on or +353 (0) 5252650

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