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.



08/11/2018 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Officially supported by key organisations such as the Welsh Government and the National Procurement Service (NPS), Procurex Wales 2018, part of Wales’s Festival of Procurement, will provide a unique platform for both buyers and suppliers to engage across a range of interactive and educational features, all designed to enhance collaboration in support of driving greater efficiencies and savings across Wales’ £6bn public procurement marketplace.


28/11/2018 Novotel London West, Hammersmith Officially supported by the Local Government Association (LGA) and other leading organisations, and set to be attended by over 700 key decision makers, LGPE 2018 will also provide industry with an unrivalled opportunity to showcase their innovative products and services directly to those personnel responsible for an annual marketplace spend of over £55bn.


30/04/2019 Birmingham - NEC Officially supported by CompeteFor and many major ongoing and future infrastructure projects, the UK Infrastructure Show provides 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.

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.