CompeteFor hosts, partners with and attends various procurement and supply chain events that may be of interest to you. Please find a full list of these events below. There are a  range of training events, seminars, workshops, conferences and exhibitions to choose from, all aimed at providing you with the training, knowledge and networking opportunity to succeed in procurement and supply chain. Whether you are a supplier looking to find new business opportunities and learn how to be more competitive, or a buying organisation looking to learn about new procurement processes or to engage your supply chain, we can guarantee that there is an event for you.

Procurex South
15/03/2018 London Olympia Be part of the South of England’s Festival of Public Procurement, which takes place on 15 March 2018. Procurex England South, featuring the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Showcase, will give both procurement professionals from across all sectors and industry-leading suppliers a unique opportunity to explore and interact with the key themes of Innovation, Education and Collaboration
The UK Infrastructure Show
17/04/2018 Birmingham - NEC The UK Infrastructure Show - Officially supported by CompeteFor and many major ongoing and future infrastructure projects, the UK Infrastructure Show 2018 will provide participants with a unique opportunity to engage, connect and collaborate with a vast array of key projects, decision makers and influencers representing all areas throughout the supply chain. We are delighted to be working with HS2, West Midlands Combined Authority, Transport for London, Tideway, Horizon Nuclear and Midlands Connect on UK Infrastructure Show 2018.
Procurex North
24/04/2018 Manchester – Manchester central Be part of the North of England’s Festival of Public Procurement, which takes place on 24th of April, 2018. Procurex England North, featuring the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Showcase, and the UK National GO Awards, will give both procurement professionals from across all sectors and industry-leading suppliers a unique opportunity to explore and interact with the key themes of Innovation, Education and Collaboration.

PASS Events

CompeteFor is a supporter of PASS (the Procurement Advice and Support Service), which provides expert public procurement training and support for both public and private sector organisations. Whether your goal is to reduce risk or increase your organisation’s chances of tendering success, our courses will ensure you are equipped with the knowledge you need. Below is a list of workshops run by PASS.



Introduction to Public Procurement An Introduction to Public Procurement will look at the procurement routes available, from low-value contracts to high-value OJEU procurement exercises. The session explains the regulations that govern public sector procurement activity and which set out the various procurement procedures, and the requirement for suppliers to understand the essential elements that need to be considered when bidding for tenders.
Pre-Qualifying for Tenders All OJEU procurement begins with the selection stage, whether as a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) in the selective procedures or as the first stage in the open procedure.
The new EU Public Procurement Directive, which is currently being transposed into national legislation, will change many elements of current responses and require augmented information from suppliers.
It is critical that you understand the changes that are coming as failure to respond in the correct manner will see you excluded.
Preparing Perfect Tenders This event explains the key issues around drafting a successful tender submission and identifies the essential elements that are needed to gain an advantage when presenting tender responses.
With the impending transposition of the new EU Public Procurement Directive into national legislation, even currently successful contractors will need to change their approach if they wish to ensure continued success.
The new Regulations will instill a more transparent yet more regulated approach, not only at pre-qualification, but also at the tender stage.
Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 provides Ministers with powers to make Regulations and to issue Statutory Guidance on issues such as workforce matters and the Sustainable Procurement Duty.
The Act is a significant element of the continuing Public Procurement Reform Programme, which started with the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland in 2006 and centres on the Scottish Model of Procurement, which puts procurement at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery.
Understanding the New EU Procurement Directive (Scotland) The new EU Public Procurement Directive is a landmark piece of legislation that will shape the way the public sector will tender for years to come.
The Scottish Government is currently transposing the Directive into the new Scottish Public Contracts Regulations.
Whilst it is likely that Scotland will not see the new Regulations until some time in 2015, it is critical that both contracting authorities and contractors across Scotland start to consider and implement change now rather than wait until the Regulations are published.
Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK.
Significant change has been delivered across all aspects of the procurement process, from advertisement to award, which will even impinge on the methodology of procurement in future years.
New requirements have been introduced that mean suppliers will need to revise their strategies, processes and internal structures. Not only have selection and award criteria been enhanced but areas such as the service sector have also been fundamentally changed.