british-libraryAs partners of the British Library Intellectual Property Centre, ACID would like to ensure readers are aware of the following seminar: MAXIMISING TENDER OPPORTUNITIES - The procurement process, whether public or private, can be complicated and time-consuming. Often, people forget that actually writing the bid is just one element of the process – you also need to know where to look for opportunities, how to navigate your way around the tendering invitation document criteria, and to understand the implications for your organisation if you reach the final stages and eventually win the bid.  Protecting your intellectual property is key when responding to tender! A key benefit of ACID membership is access to the ACID Design Data Bank. Copies of any tender documents can be lodged with ACID and an acknowledgement placed on the submitted tender document. This will ensure the recipient is fully aware of your rights’ ownership.  ACID’s SAFE PITCH Kit is available through ACID TRADING. 

WHEN?  Session 1: Introduction to Tendering: 6th October 2009 2.30pm – 5.30pm Session 2: How to Write a Winning Bid & Accessing the Right Finance: 20th October 2009 10.00am – 16.00pmTraining

WHERE? Room 2 – Development House, 56-64 Leonard St – EC2A 4LT

As part of its Opening New Markets Programme, LCRN is running a free workshop series for social enterprises that are incorporated to introduce you to the procurement process. You will learn about:  The tendering process, skills you will need to manage the process, documents you should have in place,  How to respond to a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) and then to write a final bid,  Where to access finance Plus it will be a chance to network with other social enterprises looking to expand their horizons through tendering for new work. To book, please email Suzanne Uittenbogaard: or call: 020 73244701. The London Community Recycling Network is a community of charities, social enterprises, public sector bodies, individuals and businesses all working to make best use of resources for London.

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