Basildon, UK - Twenty-five companies from the Basildon Borough area recently received free procurement training through Basildon Council over the past year.
Two Beginner and two Intermediate Procurement Workshops covering public sector, private sector and international procurement, were delivered by Westminster Compliance. The workshops were funded by the Interreg IVB North Sea Supply Programme and were arranged by the Council’s Economic Development and Procurement Teams.
Stephanie Fields, Procurement Officer for Basildon Council, said: “One of our key objectives is to help local companies understand the procurement process, so they are better prepared to compete for opportunities. The workshops were successful in helping businesses know where to find tender opportunities, required documentation, and how to put their best foot forward.”
Michael Broderick, Economic Regeneration Coordinator for Basildon Council, said: “We were very pleased with the workshops. Thirty-six people, representing a range of sectors such as construction, security, recruitment firms, and solicitors participated, and we hope to be able to offer similar workshops in the future to assist local businesses.”
Anton Angione, Business Development Manager for Woodlands PH Ltd., said: “The intermediate workshop helped me understand the procurement strategy in the public and private sectors better and provided me with helpful guidelines. It was perfect, extremely well organised, and the best I have attended.”
Companies that would like information about procuring with Basildon Council or that would like to express interest in attending any future workshops should email: firstname.lastname@example.org.