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Introduction to Public Sector Tendering

Jan 15 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm

The learning objectives for the day include: preparing your business to tender; how and where to find tender opportunities; understanding tender requirements; commercial considerations, and; how to respond to and submit a tender.

Businesses will be able to gain a greater insight into what is involved in bidding for public sector tenders, where and how they can find out about opportunities and what information they need to have in place to be able to respond quickly and effectively. The session will also look at ‘real’ tender questions and how responses were formulated and drafted.

This Masterclass is for all growing SMEs within the Sheffield City Region, as long as the eligibility criteria is met.

It is primarily for those who are new to the tendering process and looking to start bidding for public sector tenders, or to improve their bid writing process.

Rachel Fletcher (MD) of FCS Associates and an SCR Access to Finance Advisor will be leading the session. Rachel has extensive experience of bidding for public sector tenders for FCS Associates and supporting SMEs to bid for and win new public sector tenders across a variety of sectors including IT, healthcare, construction, business services and trade.


Only one registration per business via Eventbrite will be confirmed. If additional people from your business would like to attend, they can be added to a waiting list by emailing with the business name, name of additional attendee and contact telephone number. If this Masterclass isn’t fully subscribed upon the closure of registrations, we will contact you to offer the additional place. The waiting list will be prioritised on a first come first served basis. Businesses that register more than one attendee via Eventbrite will be contacted and asked to nominate one person to attend.

This masterclass is open to businesses based in the Sheffield City Region. A part of your business must be based in one of the following districts: Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire. Rotherham or Sheffield. If you are unsure whether you fall into this region you can use the postcode checker here:


Q/ How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

A/ Email

Q/ I would like to bring a colleague, is this ok?

A/ No, only one attendee per company is permitted.

Q/ Will refreshments be provided?

A/ Hot and cold drinks will be provided throughout the masterclass.