Learning Light helps members win public sector contracts

From: Learning Light
Published: Wed Feb 14 2007

Learning Light (LL), a non-profit organisation seeking to establish itself as a Centre of Excellence in the use of learning technologies in the workplace, is running the second of its training workshops programme for 2007 on 6th March. This time, the subject will be the key business issue of sourcing and winning public sector contracts.

LL’s training workshop, ‘Sourcing and Winning Public Sector Contracts’, which takes place at the Macdonald St Paul’s hotel in Sheffield and is being delivered on behalf of LL by PSL Consulting Solutions Ltd and Nimis Ltd, provides an overview of European Union procurement rules, an introduction to how government departments and local councils manage their procurement, as well as practical tips on how to empathise with and interpret a prospective public sector client’s needs.

Topics covered include:

• How the public sector buys
• Finding the business
• Process and procedures
• Electronic procurement
• Public private partnerships
• EU procurement directives
• Winning public sector contracts
• Negotiations

The seminar also includes an update on Catalist (formerly s-cat/g-cat) and an introduction to the Learning Light tender information service, which provides updated information on the latest EU public sector tenders and a growing range of sub-threshold contracts. This service also provides a database of over 1.5 million placed opportunities, giving a unique and unrivalled view of activity in the public sector market place, which is provided by Nimis Ltd.

Learning Light has secured a limited number of places on the course at a specially discounted rate of just £150.00 per delegate for businesses based in Yorkshire and Humberside.To book a place, please contact Kay Simpson at LL on 0114 201 5703 or by e-mailing kay.simpson@learninglight.com or David Patterson david.patterson@learninglight.com as soon as possible.


Notes for Editors

About PSL Consulting Solutions Ltd
PSL are specialists in procurement, providing strategic, operational and category-related solutions and services to the purchasing and supply community in private and public-sector organisations throughout the UK and elsewhere. More from www.pslconsulting.co.uk

About Nimis Ltd
Nimis is an award winning software development company, established in 1994 to provide solutions for accessing tender opportunities. More from www.nimis.co.uk

About Learning Light Ltd
Learning Light is a non-profit organisation that highlights and promotes best practice in the use of learning technologies. It also builds relationships between learning technology researchers, suppliers, buyers and learners providing learner-centric information to encourage the growth of learning technologies. By sharing comprehensive research, highlighting successes and failures, Learning Light helps to promote the learning technologies community.

Learning Light provides bespoke and individual services to help both buyers and suppliers of learning technologies. Its current services include:

Research Services
Providing access to expert insights, advice and guidance built on in-depth research. Helping organisations to effectively implement learning technologies (e-Learning) and integrate them within their workflow processes.

Membership Services
Partnering with leading thinkers in the industry and providing a network for all interested in the field to share information, knowledge, insight, experience and expertise, through utilising online community tools, networking events, conferences and guru seminars.

Professional Services
Learning Light’s highly experienced team offers organisations access to range of competitively priced consultancy services supporting buyers with the effective implementation of their learning technology (e-Learning) requirements. And, for suppliers, helping to provide a range of services to assist market awareness and generate growth.

In addition, Learning Light provides a comprehensive Professional Development programme to help Learning & Development professionals understand the significance of learning technologies in the workplace today and how to effectively implement them within the workflow processes of their organisation.

Sheffield-based Learning Light is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire, and the Humber and Objective 1 South Yorkshire.

Further information from:
Mark Pittaway/ Kay Simpson, Learning Light, +44 (0)114 201 5703
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405

Company: Learning Light
Contact Name: Bob Little
Contact Email: bob.little@dial.pipex.com
Contact Phone: 00 44 (0) 1 727 860405

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