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A practical workshop aimed at small businesses who have no or limited tendering experience.

The workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to public procurement

  • Principles and rules around public procurement

  • Mapping out the market

  • How to find tenders 

  • Getting set-up on e-tenders

  • Knowing when to bid

  • How to respond to quotation requests

  • Getting ready to respond to tenders

This workshop is being delivered Ross McCarthy.

Ross is the Managing Director of Keystone Procurement and has trained thousands of SMEs across the island of Ireland over the past 5 years since establishing the company. 


Ross provides training on behalf of Skillnets Ireland, the LEO Network and InterTradeIreland on public procurement and how SMEs can learn how to win tenders. He is the current Chairman of The Irish SME Association (ISME) and is a co-founder and CEO of a cloud based procurement platform focused on consortium formation and tenders. 

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In addition to work on the supply side, Keystone is assist State bodies and Private Companies source from the market. This gives him a dual perspective of both a buyer and a supplier which is particularly beneficial for participants in workshops run by Ross. There are potential contracts for every conceivable business. The skills covered on the training course are transferable to private sector bid processes also.

Thursday 5th March / 8:45am (Registration 8:15am) - 11:45am / Haddington Hotel, Dún Laoghaire / €10

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