Business Event Focus: Local Government Supplier Engagement Event

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Are you an SME business owner looking for new opportunities to become a supplier to the public sector? The upcoming Local Government Supplier Engagement Event takes place 1st October. We asked the organisers to tell us a bit about this event:


Be sure to check the Business Achievers Events calendar for more upcoming business events.


1. What is the title of the event?

It's the Local Government Supplier Engagement Event

2. Who is it for?

SMEs who are looking for tender opportunities with local government and to become suppliers to the public sector.

3. Where is it being held and when?

Tuesday 1st October 2019, 10.00am - 2.00pm at CityWest Hotel & Conference Centre

4. Tell us about the event

InterTradeIreland in partnership with The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) are delighted to deliver a Supplier Engagement event focusing on Local government opportunities in the greater Dublin and surrounding areas.

The event is being managed and coordinated with the following Councils:

  • Dublin City
  • Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
  • Fingal County Council
  • Kildare County Council
  • Louth County Council
  • Meath County Council
  • South Dublin County Council
  • Wicklow County Council

Procurement staff from these eight councils have come together over the past few months and liaised with their budget holders, engineers, emergency services and decision makers and identified potential procurement opportunities coming up over the next 18-24 months under the following categories:

  • Corporate Services and Housing
  • Emergency Services
  • Roads, Transportation, Marine & General Service
  • Environment
  • Community, Sports, Arts and Recreation
  • Finance & ICT
  • Green Energy

They now want to meet with suppliers, new or existing, with tried and tested products or new innovative ideas, in these sectors, to see how they can deliver these services and ensure the invitation to tenders reflect the market place. The views of the market are important and this event represents an opportunity for participants to provide early input into contracting approaches and service delivery models. This is your opportunity to engage with the relevant people on the ground.

5. What do you expect attendees to get out of the event?

The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

  • Speak to Procurement staff from the councils to learn about procurement processes and existing tender opportunities.
  • Speak to representatives from the council’s local enterprise office and SME government and industry bodies in a business support zone, and
  • Attend information sessions including: eTenders.gov.ie, Consortia Development and Brexit

6. Where can people find out more about the event?

Visit the InterTradeIreland website for more details. And for all queries on the event please contact the event organiser Joanne English at 028 9039 3837.

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