Events Diary

Please find below a full calendar of forthcoming events. Choose from a range of training events, seminars, workshops, conferences and exhibitions designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work within the public sector arena and its supply chain.

For further information on BiP’s events or assistance with booking, please contact the Events Team at events@bipsolutions.com or via telephone on 0845 270 7095.

Search for your perfect event by sector or location. Alternatively, a full list of events in chronological order can be found below.

Dec
03
2014

Gaining an advantage in the new Tender Process

etc Venues, Avonmouth House, London

More info

This event explains the key issues around drafting a successful tender submission and identifies the essential elements that are needed to gain an advantage when presenting tender responses.

PASS
Private
London
Dec
04
2014

Introduction to Public Procurement

etc Venues, Avonmouth House, London

More info

Our Introduction to Public Procurement event will look at the procurement routes available, from low-value contracts to high-value OJEU procurement exercises.

PASS
Other
London
Dec
09
2014

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, Manchester

More info

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.

PASS
Other
Manchester
Dec
10
2014

Gaining an advantage in the new Tender Process

The Thistle Hotel, Birmingham City Centre

More info

This event explains the key issues around drafting a successful tender submission and identifies the essential elements that are needed to gain an advantage when presenting tender responses.

PASS
Private
Birmingham
Dec
11
2014

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

The Thistle Hotel, Birmingham City Centre

More info

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.

PASS
Other
Birmingham
Dec
16
2014

Procurement Reform Act 2014

Marriott, Glasgow

More info

he Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 builds on the work achieved so far in the reform of public procurement in Scotland. It establishes a national legislative framework for sustainable public procurement, ensuring that the public sector maximises the economic benefit brought from effective and

PASS
Other
Glasgow
Dec
17
2014

Competitive Dialogue or Competitive Procedure?

Novotel, Glasgow

More info

This event looks at current guidance for undertaking the Competitive Dialogue procedure and contrasts it with the new Competitive Procedure with Negotiation.

PASS
Public
Glasgow
Dec
17
2014

Ensuring Compliance with the new Tender Process

etc Venues, Avonmouth House, London

More info

Contracting authorities currently subject to the existing UK Regulations will need to radically change their tender process when the new Public Contracts Regulations are published this autumn, as current methodologies are extremely unlikely to fit with the new regulations.

PASS
Public
London
Dec
18
2014

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

etc Venues, Avonmouth House, London

More info

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.

PASS
Other
London
Jan
20
2015

Introduction to Public Procurement

London, venue tbc

More info

Our Introduction to Public Procurement event will look at the procurement routes available, from low-value contracts to high-value OJEU procurement exercises.

PASS
Other
London
Jan
21
2015

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

Manchester, venue tbc

More info

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.

PASS
Other
Manchester
Jan
22
2015

Connecting with Procurement Roadshow 2014/15 - Birmingham

Birmingham City Football Club

More info

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are a crucial engine for growth in this country. 99.9% of the UKs 4.5 million businesses are SMEs; with an estimated turnover of 1,500bn, they are responsible for over 14 million private sector jobs and account for almost half of the net growth in jobs. Go

Supply
Other
Birmingham
Jan
27
2015

Understanding the new EU Procurement Directive

Glasgow, venue tbc

More info

With the rest of the UK moving to the new Regulations this autumn, buyers and suppliers alike cannot afford to wait until 2015 before considering what impact this new Directive will have on the marketplace. Whether you are buying from a UK framework or supplying outside Scotland, understanding the n

PASS
Other
Glasgow
Jan
28
2015

Contract Management

London, venue tbc

More info

Effective Contract Management ensures that you derive the maximum value from your contracts and do not overlook critical issues which could result in reduced outcomes, increased costs or potential legal challenge

PASS
Public
London
Feb
04
2015

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

Birmingham, venue tbc

More info

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.

PASS
Other
Birmingham
Feb
05
2015

LGPN Annual Members Showcase 2015

Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre II

More info

With over 3000 public sector procurement members, the Local Government Procurement Network (LGPN) is a UK-wide network aimed at informing, empowering and connecting all those involved in local government procurement The LGPN Annual Members' Showcase 2015 is the focal point of the LGPN calendar. T

Other
Other
London
Feb
05
2015

Competitive Dialogue or Competitive Procedure?

Birmingham, venue tbc

More info

This event looks at current guidance for undertaking the Competitive Dialogue procedure and contrasts it with the new Competitive Procedure with Negotiation. It will also give an overview of the complex new Innovation Partnership Procedure and will guide you through the various options and how to a

PASS
Public
Birmingham
Feb
11
2015

Understanding the new OJEU Proforma requirements

London, venue tbc

More info

This PASS event will look in depth at the Contract Notice and will examine the Prior Information Notice, Voluntary Ex-Ante Transparency Notice and Contract Award Notice, reviewing the mandatory and optional sections, and will provide examples of how they can best be utilised.

PASS
Public
London
Feb
12
2015

Introduction to Public Procurement

Manchester, venue tbc

More info

Our Introduction to Public Procurement event will look at the procurement routes available, from low-value contracts to high-value OJEU procurement exercises.

PASS
Other
Manchester
Feb
17
2015

Pre-Qualifying for Tenders

Edinburgh, venue tbc

More info

The changes being implemented through the forthcoming Public Contracts Regulations will require greater evidence and transparency from suppliers, whilst at the same time offering them clarity on the methodologies being used by the buyer. A failure to understand how to use these changes to your bene

PASS
Private
Edinburgh
Feb
18
2015

Understanding the new EU Procurement Directive

Edinburgh, venue tbc

More info

With the rest of the UK moving to the new Regulations this autumn, buyers and suppliers alike cannot afford to wait until 2015 before considering what impact this new Directive will have on the marketplace. Whether you are buying from a UK framework or supplying outside Scotland, understanding the n

PASS
Other
Edinburgh
Feb
19
2015

Contract Management

Liverpool, venue tbc

More info

Effective Contract Management ensures that you derive the maximum value from your contracts and do not overlook critical issues which could result in reduced outcomes, increased costs or potential legal challenge

PASS
Public
Liverpool
Feb
24
2015

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

London, venue tbc

More info

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.

PASS
Other
London
Feb
25
2015

Writing a Tender Specification

London, venue tbc

More info

This event will consider the specification but will also look at the key areas critical to formulating an effective tender, giving detailed guidance on how to achieve this.

PASS
Public
London
Feb
25
2015

Preparing Perfect Tenders

Manchester, venue tbc

More info

This event explains the key issues around drafting a successful tender submission and identifies the essential elements that are needed to gain an advantage when presenting tender responses.

PASS
Private
Manchester
Feb
25
2015

Preparing Perfect Tenders

Birmingham, venue tbc

More info

This event explains the key issues around drafting a successful tender submission and identifies the essential elements that are needed to gain an advantage when presenting tender responses.

PASS
Private
Birmingham
Feb
26
2015

The National GO Awards 2015/16

The Midland Hotel

More info

Held in association with Procurex Live 2015, the National GO Awards 2015/16 will take place on the evening of Thursday 26 February 2015 at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. The benefits of entering the GO Awards are numerous and include fantastic, high-profile recognition for teams and individua

Other
Other
Manchester
Feb
26
2015

Procurex North Live 2015

Manchester Central

More info

Procurex North Live 2015 will provide a unique platform for all personnel, both buyer and supplier, engaged within the public procurement marketplace to enhance their understanding and knowledge of the latest developments, initiatives and legislative changes taking place within this evolving sector.

Procurex
Other
Manchester
Mar
03
2015

Procurement Reform Act 2014

Glasgow, venue tbc

More info

It will be essential for all procurement contracting authorities across Scotland to look at developing their procurement strategy to implement the main requirements of the Act. This training event will consider the key areas where implementation can be achieved whilst ensuring compliance with the pr

PASS
Other
Glasgow
Mar
04
2015

Introduction to Public Procurement

Birmingham, venue tbc

More info

Our Introduction to Public Procurement event will look at the procurement routes available, from low-value contracts to high-value OJEU procurement exercises

PASS
Other
Manchester
Mar
05
2015

Introduction to Public Procurement

Glasgow, venue tbc

More info

Our Introduction to Public Procurement event will look at the procurement routes available, from low-value contracts to high-value OJEU procurement exercises

PASS
Other
Glasgow
Mar
05
2015

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

Birmingham, venue tbc

More info

This event explains the key issues around drafting a successful tender submission and identifies the essential elements that are needed to gain an advantage when presenting tender responses.

PASS
Other
Birmingham
Mar
10
2015

Procurex South Live 2015

London Olympia Conference & Exhibition Centre

More info

Supported by leading procurement organisations such as the Crown Commercial Service, Procurex South Live 2015 will provide a unique platform for buyers and suppliers, engaged within the delivery of public procurement to enhance their understanding and knowledge of the latest developments, initiative

Procurex
Other
London
Mar
10
2015

Contract Management

Southampton, venue tbc

More info

Effective Contract Management ensures that you derive the maximum value from your contracts and do not overlook critical issues which could result in reduced outcomes, increased costs or potential legal challenge

PASS
Public
Southampton
Mar
11
2015

Introduction to Public Procurement

London, venue tbc

More info

Our Introduction to Public Procurement event will look at the procurement routes available, from low-value contracts to high-value OJEU procurement exercises

PASS
Other
London
Mar
12
2015

Pre-Qualifying for Tenders

London, venue tbc

More info

The changes being implemented through the forthcoming Public Contracts Regulations will require greater evidence and transparency from suppliers, whilst at the same time offering them clarity on the methodologies being used by the buyer.

PASS
Private
London
Mar
12
2015

Drafting a Compliant PQQ

Edinburgh, venue tbc

More info

This event will give a clear and detailed understanding of all the areas of change which will have to be implemented when a buyer is drafting a selection questionnaire or PQQ and will help to ensure your organisation remains compliant with the legal requirements as they change

PASS
Public
Edinburgh
Mar
17
2015

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

Exeter, venue tbc

More info

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.

PASS
Other
Other
Mar
18
2015

Procurex Wales Live 2015

Cityhall Cardiff

More info

Engage with local framework and non framework suppliers and leading experts from your region to enhance your procurement knowledge and collaborate with the public procurement community.

Other
Other
Cardiff
Mar
18
2015

Competitive Dialogue or Competitive Procedure?

Manchester, venue tbc

More info

This event looks at current guidance for undertaking the Competitive Dialogue procedure and contrasts it with the new Competitive Procedure with Negotiation. It will also give an overview of the complex new Innovation Partnership Procedure and will guide you through the various options and how to

PASS
Public
Manchester
Mar
19
2015

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

Manchester, venue tbc

More info

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.

PASS
Other
Manchester
Mar
24
2015

GO NHS Procurement Conference

Avonmouth House

More info

This conference is a must for both existing and potential suppliers to the NHS and for anyone wishing to keep up to date with developments in health care procurement.

Other
Other
London
Mar
25
2015

Contract Management

London, venue tbc

More info

Effective Contract Management ensures that you derive the maximum value from your contracts and do not overlook critical issues which could result in reduced outcomes, increased costs or potential legal challenge

PASS
Public
London
Mar
26
2015

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

London, venue tbc

More info

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.

PASS
Other
London
Apr
14
2015

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

Cardiff, venue tbc

More info

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.

PASS
Other
Cardiff
Apr
16
2015

Contract Management

Belfast, venue tbc

More info

Effective Contract Management ensures that you derive the maximum value from your contracts and do not overlook critical issues which could result in reduced outcomes, increased costs or potential legal challenge

PASS
Public
Belfast
Apr
22
2015

Drafting a Compliant PQQ

London, venue tbc

More info

This event will give a clear and detailed understanding of all the areas of change which will have to be implemented when a buyer is drafting a selection questionnaire or PQQ and will help to ensure your organisation remains compliant with the legal requirements as they change

PASS
Public
London
Apr
23
2015

Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

London, venue tbc

More info

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.

PASS
Other
London
Apr
28
2015

Writing a Tender Specification

Glasgow, venue tbc

More info

This event will consider the specification but will also look at the key areas critical to formulating an effective tender, giving detailed guidance on how to achieve this.

PASS
Public
Glasgow
Apr
29
2015

Understanding the new OJEU Proforma requirements

Glasgow, venue tbc

More info

This PASS event will look in depth at the Contract Notice and will examine the Prior Information Notice, Voluntary Ex-Ante Transparency Notice and Contract Award Notice, reviewing the mandatory and optional sections, and will provide examples of how they can best be utilised.

PASS
Public
Glasgow
Apr
30
2015

Contract Management

Birmingham, venue tbc

More info

Effective Contract Management ensures that you derive the maximum value from your contracts and do not overlook critical issues which could result in reduced outcomes, increased costs or potential legal challenge

PASS
Public
Birmingham
Jun
09
2015

EUNIS15

Abertay University Dundee

More info

Other
Other
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