THE government has published a Selling To Government guide which will give small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) essential information on how to bid for and win government contracts.
The guide includes advice on where business owners can look online for government contract opportunities and also includes tips on how SMEs can make sure they are showcasing their strengths during the bidding process. This will be backed up by online webinar sessions for small businesses.
The guide also gives guidance on how businesses can secure work through supply chains by working with larger companies to help deliver things such as long-running IT or catering projects.
It also goes a step further, advising how the government considers social value when choosing suppliers. This will then allow agile, smaller enterprises to highlight the work they do in their communities and ultimately offer them a better chance of winning government contracts.
Digital copies of the booklet can be downloaded here.