Winning in Tendering
Aims & Objectives
Winning in Tendering is aimed at transforming the public tendering experience of Small Indigenous Suppliers (SIS) in the INTERREG Ireland Wales cross-border area. The project will address skill gaps of SIS and procurers through unique, innovative & complementary targeted interventions. It aims to tackle SIS-public buyer skills gaps in the cross-border region so these enterprises can realistically compete for public work.
Winning In Tendering will develop:
- An on-Line diagnostic 'health-check' educational tool to allow SISs evaluate their own tender readiness;
- A Supplier Review Programme (adapting methodology from Wales) enabling Irish SISs to learn why they did not win past tenders, thus improving skills & encouraging SISs to re-enter the tendering game with renewed optimism. Any new knowledge will be fed back to Wales;
- Drawing on Bangor University's expertise, develop educational legal guidance & case studies in plain English on the revolutionary 2009 EU Remedies Directive;
- Create a SIS-friendly procurement competency framework, whereby procurers actively consider SIS vulnerabilities in designing tenders;
- Case studies & educational guidance to help procurers overcome negative impacts of below EU threshold advertising, thus improving SIS access to opportunities;
- Common training programmes to benefit SIS. The project will also develop a common cross-border Higher Education procurement programme for SISs.
The project was approved under the call for strategic projects in June 2010, which sought projects what operate with “top-down”, strategic impacts for the cross-border area.
|Partner||ERDF (€)||Total Project Budget (€)|
|Bangor University (Lead Partner)||1,504,027||2,313,888|
|Dublin City University||685,227||928,086|
|Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management||355,265||493,605|
Counties in Ireland where the project is carried out:
Carlow, Dublin, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Meath, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow
Counties in Wales where the project is carried out:
Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Flintshire, Wrexham
|Gary Clifford -||Bangor University, College Rd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG WALESemail@example.com|
|Paul Davis -||Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, IRELANDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Des Crowther -||Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management, 17 Mount Street, Dublin 2, IRELANDemail@example.com|