The Public Sector is a big customer and includes Local Authorities, Health & Care, Emergency Services, Education and Central Government: In 2019 £93bn of public sector contracts were awarded and that will have only grown in 2020. With new procurement rules in the process of being agreed and a drive from Government to ensure that public sector work is delivered through a broad and diverse business base, now could be a great time to get involved or add to what you’re already doing in this sector.
The webinar gives an introduction and overview of a program called Go4Growth designed specifically for SMEs and VCSEs who are either starting out, or aspiring to grow their business within the public sector. It has typically been too difficult for many smaller organisations to get involved and so Go4Growth is a free program to help organisations of any type and in any sector to identify and remove obstacles and to ensure that they have all the right skills, know-how and tools in order to take advantage of the public sector work on offer.
We will also hear from Barnsley Council Head of Procurement about the work they are doing to develop smaller organisations within the area and their commitment to supporting local talent and being truly open for business.