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Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD) CPD helps clients across the Northern Ireland public sector deliver successful projects. For further information contact CPD by telephone on 028 9081 6200 or by email at 26/10/2018
DfI Roads and Rivers DfI Roads and Rivers is a business unit within the Department for Infrastructure, playing a significant role in facilitating the safe and convenient movement of people and goods throughout the province and the safety of road users, through the delivery of road maintenance services and the management and development of the transport network. It also informs the Department's policy development process to ensure that measures to encourage safe and sustainable travel are practical and can be delivered. 26/10/2018
Translink Translink is Northern Ireland’s public transport provider and is the name for the integrated operations of three companies – Metro (Citybus), NI Railways and Ulsterbus. Translink operates services from a network of 21 bus stations and 54 rail stations across Northern Ireland and provides a cross-border rail service to Dublin (operated in conjunction with Irish Rail). It's Head Office is based at Great Victoria Street in Belfast. 26/10/2018
NI Business Info The NI Business Info website offers an overview for local businesses on selling to government, explaining what is involved and how to resolve difficulties. 15/04/2015
Enterprise Europe Network The Enterprise Europe Network Northern Ireland provides help on researching markets and identifying new customers in Europe. 15/04/2015
InterTradeIreland InterTradeIreland offer practical advice and support to companies in targeting public sector contracts and cross-border opportunities. Visit their website to find out about procurement workshops, Meet the Buyer events and for hints and tips on writing tenders. 15/04/2015
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (GB) The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (GB) offer a free e-Learning course ‘Winning the Contract’ designed to address the small business knowledge gap on public procurement. Although the course is focused on Great Britain the background information is useful for Northern Ireland businesses. Access the course at 15/04/2015
Confederation of British Industry (CBI) The Confederation of British Industry(CBI) Northern Ireland organises an annual public procurement conference for suppliers, providing updates on procurement reforms and an opportunity to raise issues. Visit their website for more information. 15/04/2015
Invest NI Invest NI has published two helpful guides for local business on their website. The ‘Build to Win’ publication will help you through the process of deciding whether supplying to the public sector is right for your business. The ‘Successful Tendering Guide: The Tender Process’ provides general guidance on tender submission that apply to the public and private sectors. Invest NI also offer two courses ‘Introduction to Tendering’ and ‘Advanced Tendering and Proposal Preparation’. 15/04/2015
BSO PaLS The Procurement and Logistics Service, commonly known as PaLS, is the sole provider of professional supplies services (logistics and procurement) to all public Health and Social Care organisations in Northern Ireland. 02/04/2015