DCI is committed to supporting its customers and the supplier market through this challenging time. Within public sector supply chains, COVID-19 is impacting both what the public sector buys and how it buys. Our 36 years of experience, expertise and insight is fully at your disposal, ensuring you can navigate through this period successfully and prepare for opportunities now and in the future.
We are proud to own the largest database of contract notice and award data in the UK, coupled with the core insight that you need to improve your win rate with the public sector. That’s why we are continuing to invest in these areas:
We know that this is a time of great uncertainty for many businesses and that’s why we continue to focus, now more than ever, on supporting you to maintain and build your pipeline in a market where opportunities are vast. That’s why our parent company BiP have setup a live feed of COVID-19 opportunities free for all suppliers to access here
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To discuss any of the above, or to get more insight into how to maximise the benefit of your service, please contact your Account Manager by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or use our live chat service.
Monday 18 May at 11am
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 introduced Life Cycle Costing as an option at the award stage.
This provides buyers with the option of costing a procurement in its entirety, from acquisition to disposal, as well as allowing for the consideration of environmental and social issues, such as carbon emissions or employment.
It is therefore necessary for contractors to consider the key issues and understand how this will interact with the new expanded range of award criteria which are available to buyers.
This webinar will look at some of the key aspects and offer tips on how to understand what the buyer really wants.
Wednesday 20 May at 10 am
Do you know what feedback you are entitled to at Standstill?
How detailed does the buyer need to make the information it gives to you?
Can you get access to other details and how exactly can you do that?
Also, do you understand the timelines and how quickly you need to act?
This webinar will define the key issues around the standstill process and how it may provide your one opportunity to challenge the award of a contract.
Thursday 21 May at 11 am
This webinar considers some of the issues that are likely to be at the forefront of buyers minds in the coming months, as they extend or renew contracts and identifies some issues contractors might need to consider.
Friday 29 May at 11 am
The Negotiated Procedure without prior publication is used by contracting authorities in circumstances where they have what they believe to be a justifiable reason for directly awarding a contract without competition. From a contractor’s perspective, there are many issues that need to be considered when contracting authorities take this route.
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