New for 2023!

Want to improve your bidding strategy? Or the quality of your bids? Interested in knowing the in's and out's of securing public sector work? Any burning tendering questions? Secure your free place to Kent Construction EXPO and join South East Consortium - for the first time ever - for FREE advice and invaluable learning opportunity.

Find out what to expect on the day, below:

An Introduction to Public Procurement & How to Work for Public Sector

Why do we have to tender public sector work? This session unpicks the Public Contract Regulations 2015, the emerging UK Procurement Bill, but most importantly, what that means for you. There are certain tools and skills that will help you access more public sector work, and this is the start of your Bid Better journey.

Understanding a Public Buyer's Journey

"To bid for the public sector, you must think like the public sector."

 Conscious awareness of a client journey helps you better understand the steps you can take to win more public sector work. Kent Construction EXPO's ✨Platinum Sponsor South East Consortium is owned by over 50 Local Authorities and Housing Associations and you'll be able to hear from these public sector buyers in the brand new Bid Better Theatre - only at Kent Construction EXPO on the 5th of October!

Writing Better Quality Submissions

Quality submissions now commonly form 60%-80% of any scored evaluation for public sector work, and while price is certainly important, your knowledge, experience and ability to perform an excellent service are critical. Thousands of SMEs across the sector are doing fantastic work, but many cannot necessarily articulate that accurately in a public sector bid. Procurement organisations have a duty to ask the right questions, and this session from our Platinum Sponsor, South East Consortium, helps you, the bidder, answer those questions.

Bid to Win; Don't Bid Everything!

Bidding Better in some instances means don’t bid at all. There is a wealth of opportunity in public sector work and you should feel empowered to make the right decisions to bid things you know you can win, not wish you could. Hear in this session top pre bidding advice, understand the availability of information from the public sector to help you make the right decisions. Learn more on how to manage your bidding time better.


9.00am - 4.00pm

Networking Breakfast:
7.30am - 9.00am

Gala Dinner:
Reception 5.00pm
Dinner served 6.30pm

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