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.

Getting to the ITT

This course is ideal if you are new to the public sector procurement process, are looking to start bidding for public sector contracts.

Writing Compelling Bids

This course focuses on what you need to do to write winning tenders and provides you with the skills to manage the bid process from start to finish.

Advanced Bid Writing Skills

This course is perfect for individuals who are comfortable with the tendering process and are looking to improve on their current skills.

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 Dynamic Purchasing Systems

The use of frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems (DPS) is on the rise. They cut through a significant amount of work for procurement teams and simplify the tendering process for suppliers. 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. Our 45 minute webinar 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