Property & Business Investment Expo - Becoming a Council Supplier Workshop

An opportunity to better understand public sector procurement and the potential local government contracts could bring to your business.

Have you ever thought about supplying your local council? Would you like to access public sector contract opportunities but are unsure where to start?

We recognise the frustrations caused and the barriers created through a lack of understanding of the public sector procurement process around why and how decisions are reached. Join Business Lincolnshire in partnership with Team Lincolnshire at this invaluable Property & Business Investment Lincolnshire Expo workshop, where we will demystify the process and share the potential which public sector contracts could bring to your business.

Our Lincolnshire County Council Procurement Expert, Megan Rice, will guide you through what is meant by procurement and why public sector bodies must follow certain processes, as well as providing insights into:

  • Where to find tender opportunities including new procurement pipelines.
  • Frameworks – What are they? Where to find them? Why we use them?
  • What are public sector bodies doing to help SMEs?
  • How to identify supply chain opportunities.
  • Debunking common public sector procurement myths.
  • What does the future hold for tendering including how public sector procurement is changing following Brexit?

To conclude the session, you will hear enlightening first-hand experiences from Neal Wheatley, Director and General Manager of RG Carter Lincoln Limited and Barry Taylor, Regional Director at Parker Technical Service, on winning a major Lincolnshire County Council contract for the construction of the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) and how supporting the local economy is a core value within the RG Carter Supply Chain Commitment.

There will also be an opportunity to get all your burning procurement questions answered and to receive tips and advice from our presenters during the Q&A session.

Don’t miss the chance to get to grips with the essentials of public sector procurement – book your place today!



10:15 Registration and Refreshments

10:25 Welcome

Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Councillor for Economy and Place, Lincolnshire County Council

10:30 Public Sector Procurement

Megan Rice, Senior Commercial and Procurement Officer, Lincolnshire County Council

11:00 RG Carter – The South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) – A Local Supply Chain Story

Neal Wheatley, Director and General Manager, RG Carter Lincoln Limited and Barry Taylor, Regional Director, Parker Technical Service

11:15 Q&A Session

11:45 Close

Within the Property & Business Investment Lincolnshire Expo 27th April 2022 @ The Bentley Hotel, Newark Road, South Hykeham
Lincoln, LN6 9NH