Seminar on Public Tendering Reforms

15th July – Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Preparing for Reform of the Public Tendering Market
Proposed reforms in public tendering will have a major impact on tendering in Ireland.

The Office of Government Procurement, set up in 2014, aims to cut public expenditure using smarter procurement techniques. In future, fewer tenders of higher value can be expected and the requirement to set up a bid consortia will become more commonplace as a consequence. New guidelines to help SMEs bid more successfully have been introduced and a new EU Directive on procurement will be implemented later this year.

Wayne Dignam, Managing Director of Tender Team, will brief delegates about these developments and Thomas Byrne, an experienced Bid Manager, will provide insights into the submission of winning tenders. Tender Team’s Pitch Manager, Andrew Keogh, will brief delegates on how to pitch your company successfully to potential partners and clients.

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 in Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

8.30am:    Registration
9am – 10am:    Reform of the Public Tendering Market (Wayne Dignam)
10 – 10.15 am:   Questions and Answers
10.15 – 10.30am:  Coffee Break
10.30am:    Submitting a winning tender (Thomas Byrne)
11.30am:   Pitch to Win (Andrew Keogh)
12.30pm:    Questions and Answers
1pm:     Close

€150 early bird (up to 2nd July)

€190 after 2nd July

You can buy your ticket online here!
Speaker Profiles:

Wayne Dignam advises suppliers throughout Ireland and Europe on complex tender competitions, provides training in advanced tendering techniques and presents at various events and seminars. From his accreditation to the Association of Proposal Management Professionals – the global leader – he has unique insights into best practice tender management.

Thomas Byrne is a sales and bids professional, with more than 30 years’ experience. He has successfully led and managed sales campaigns in both the public and the private sector in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, winning many multi-million euro contracts.  Prior to joining Tender Team, Thomas held a senior sales position with Hewlett-Packard, and before that he held various roles in sales, management and consultancy with Compaq, Digital Equipment Corporation and Mentec International.

Andrew Keogh is a consultant to organisations who wish to pitch and present to win Sales and Investment. He specialises in pitch presentations and refining marketing communications. He has worked with the following organisations recently: Telefonica, Pfizer, Baxter Healthcare, Com Reg – as well as most of the leading High Performance Start Up (HPSU) companies in Ireland.