engage magazine issue 001 spring \'06 - Page 17

CORPORATE ADVICE 17 Special Feature MATT ROCK SMEs have traditionally missed out on bidding for contracts from private and public sector organisations as many are baffled and put off by the process of tendering and bidding for contracts. PQQs vary depending on the type and scale of the contract but at a minimum SMEs will need to demonstrate the following if they are to make it past the first hurdle: • • • • • A QUALITY POLICY AN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY A HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY A SET OF MANAGED ACCOUNTS There are a number of resources available to help businesses keep abreast of procurement opportunities as they come available and these include London2012.com/business and londonbusinessopportunities.co.uk/2012. For further information on the tendering process as well as details of the workshops and events run by Business Link for London to help SMEs become fit to tender visit www.businesslink4london.com SPRING ISSUE 2006 engage