Supplier and Purchaser Procurement Training

The Millstream training team provide public sector procurement training to both suppliers and purchasers. Our training is provided either by way of scheduled training courses or, if preferred, through in-house courses tailored to match your needs. Our trainers are business development experts and public sector procurement professionals who have an extensive knowledge of the entire procurement process and are therefore perfectly placed to guide you through the tendering process.

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Supplier Training Courses

Our training team deliver practical training courses that are designed to support you through the different stages of the tendering process.

Developing a Bidding Strategy, Bid Less, Win More

This course will support public sector suppliers to develop a coherent approach to identifying and selecting tenders they are most likely to win.

Managing Bids and Tenders

This course is ideal for bid managers, bid co-ordinators or people new to public sector tendering who want to know how to manage their first tender.

Introduction to Public Sector Tendering

This webinar will help you gain an understanding of the public sector tendering process and practices in the UK including:

Finding and Winning Low Value Tenders

Low value tenders can prove to be a great business development tool for public sector suppliers. However, as low value tenders do not have to adhere to the full raft of procurement regulations the challenge with them is knowing where to find them and how to win them. This webinar will provide you with:

Frameworks and DPS

The use of frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems (DPS) is on the rise. However, a lot of suppliers are not sure what a framework or DPS is, how they operate and what work needs to be done once you are on them. This free webinar recording provides:

Buyer Training Courses

These are currently provided in-house and cover the entire procurement process with topics from procurement strategy development through to specification writing, contract law, bid evaluation, contract negotiation, developing supplier relationships, contract management and so on. Our public sector trainers have all spent much of their careers in public sector procurement in many different roles and have expertise in various sectors including local authorities, the NHS, defence and construction.

"Thorough, clear, interesting. Good to have trainers from both the private and public sectors to give the perspective from both sides."

Jane Woodall - Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council