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Contracts & Tenders

Date, Time & Location

This one-day training course is delivered regionally at one of our partner’s sites or can be delivered on-site for a particular agency with sufficient candidates. Please see the Skyrocket training calendar for forthcoming dates and locations.

Who is this course aimed at:

The course is aimed at all agency personnel who are involved in compiling and submitting a contract tender for a local authority fostering contract. It is of particular value to the managers, finance (bid costing) staff and contract administrators who lead or participate in constructing or complying with your local authority tender submissions.

What is included in the course?

This practical course uses a contract tender framework to review the process, regulations and requirements for an effective contract tender. It is designed to examine:

  • The Local Authority public procurement process.

  • De-mystifying the documentation

  • Forming a bid team, managing bid construction & the coordination and timing of the tender.

  • Understanding the evaluation process and the impact on the tender.

  • The role and control of the clarification process.

  • Understanding and Identifying risk and cost drivers in the contract.

  • How to calculate the costs of the risks identified.

  • The art of constructing effective method statements.

  • Pre-submission checks and confirmation.

  • Presentations as part of a tender.

  • The Alcatel process and the standstill period.

  • Post tender compliance.

  • Common and frequent errors in tender submissions.

The course is delivered by a former CEO and commissioner with presentations, group discussion and workgroups with practical written exercises using recent contract examples.


£139 per candidate for regionally delivered courses. A minimum of 6 candidates is required to provide a regional course.

£899 is the cost of a course provided on-site for an agency or group of agencies with a maximum of 8 attendees.

Next Course takes place on 

Date: 2nd April 2020

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Payment Details ( for invoicing)

Booking Terms and Conditions


  • You may substitute one candidate for another at no charge, but please complete an additional booking form and return it.

  • For bookings, a 50% refund of the full amount will be given for cancellations made no later than 14 days prior to the training date. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 14 days of the training date.

  • All cancellations must be confirmed in writing.

  • We reserve the right to change or cancel course dates at our discretion to meet resources availability and customer requirements without any liability to ourselves.

  • All candidates are required to comply with the Health and Safety guidelines for the venues they are attending.


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