Business Bolton Newsletter – February 2016 / Doing business with Bolton Council

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Doing business with Bolton Council

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Bolton Council is keen to support local companies. This newsletter helps to explain procurement within Bolton Council and the opportunities for local businesses.

Bolton Council Opportunities

There are two types of Council Opportunities

Bolton Council Opportunities up to £50k.

These do not go out to open tender, but are awarded after the relevant department within the Council obtains three quotes. It has been recommended that Council budget holders include at least one Bolton business for all quotes (if applicable).  If you are interested in forwarding your details for future quotes, please email businessbolton@bolton.gov.uk who will pass your details to the relevant department for their consideration.

Bolton Council Opportunities £50k and above

• These opportunities are advertised on the North West's Local Authority Procurement Portal website, ‘The Chest’ along with other public sector contracts.
• A number of new Bolton Council Corporate Property Services Department opportunities are going out via The Chest later this year.
• In order to receive updates on advertised opportunities, businesses need to register on The Chest.  Businesses must provide an email address which is checked regularly to ensure tender alerts are received.

Advice and tips on how to register on The Chest are shown on the following document

If you require further information on any of the information above, please email the Bolton Council Procurement Team at the following address - corporate.procurement@bolton.gov.uk.

Possible supply chain opportunities

Many local businesses are keen to approach companies who have been awarded Bolton Council contracts for possible supply chain opportunities.

In order to help, Council contracts and the companies who have been awarded them are listed at the following website http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/pages/Councilcontracts.aspx  Please click on the Downloads tab and then on the ‘Bolton Tender and Contract register’ spreadsheet.

There are two worksheets within the spreadsheet.

• 'Term Contracts’ - which details the recurring contracts;
• ‘The Contract (Q)’ - which shows one-off procurement exercises.

 

Business events - February / March 2016

There’s a host of business events happening which you can attend to help increase your knowledge and skills, whether you’re looking to start a business or maximise your business.
 

 

 

Fri
19
Feb

 

Eveolution: Social Media Surgery Networking Breakfast
Rise, The Manchester Escalator, 231 Deansgate, Manchester

Time: 09:00 - 11:30

 

 

 

Fri
19
Feb

 

Unique Ladies Networking Bolton
Reflections Suite, Bolton Whites Hotel, Macron Stadium

Time: 09:00 - 11:30

 

 

 

Fri
19
Feb

 

Greater China Awards Dinner & Seminar
Lowry Theatre Pier 8 Salford Quays

Time: 15:30 - 22:00

 

 

 

Tue
23
Feb

 

Dynamic Networking- Business Networking Bolton
Mercure Last Drop Village Hospital Road, Bromley Cross

Time: 17:30 - 19:30

 

 

 

Wed
24
Feb

 

Bolton Professionals Networking Lunch
Harvey's Cafe Bar,

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

Wed
24
Feb

 

An Evening with Tony Lloyd at Bolton University
Deane Lecture Theatre, University of Bolton

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

 

 

 

Thu
25
Feb

 

Northern Powerhouse Central & Eastern European (CEN) Clinics Roadshow
Etihad Stadium Ashton New Rd

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

 

 

 

Thu
25
Feb

 

Enterprise Resource Planning Workshop
University of Bolton Neville-Rolfe Boardroom

Time: 09:30 - 14:00

 

 

 

Thu
03
Mar

 

Eveolution: From AdWords to PPC
Rise, The Manchester Escalator, 231 Deansgate, Manchester

Time: 09:00 - 11:30

 

 

 

Thu
03
Mar

 

Low Carbon Networking Morning: help your business grow
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

 

 

 

Thu
03
Mar

 

E3 Business Expo 2016
Premier Suite, Bolton Whites Hotel Macron Stadium

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

 

 

 

Fri
04
Mar

 

Eveolution: Social Media Surgery Networking Breakfast
Rise, The Manchester Escalator, 231 Deansgate, Manchester

Time: 09:00 - 11:30

 

 

 

Fri
04
Mar

 

First Friday Networking Event
Mercure Georgian House, Manchester Road, Blackrod

Time: 12:30 - 14:00

 

 

 

Tue
08
Mar

 

Recipe for Success - Mapping out your route to market
Bolton Whites Stadium, Macron Stadium, De Havilland Way, Bolton

Time: 08:00 - 10:45

 

 

 

Thu
17
Mar

 

Bolton Lads and Girls Club Breakfast Event
Bolton Lads and Girls Club 18 Spa Road

Time: 07:30 - 09:00

 

 

 

Wed
23
Mar

 

Bolton Professionals Networking Lunch
Harvey's Cafe Bar, Bolton

Time: 12:00 - 14:00