Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Tendering resources


Resources which can help with finding tender opportunities and information:

Tender for a contract, information from Business Link http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?site=220&r.s=sl&r.lc=en&topicId=1073900012

Leeds City council Procurement unit-guidance for contractors
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Business/Tenders_and_contracts/Procurement_Unit__guidance_for_contractors.aspx

European public procurement http://ted.europa.eu/Exec?Template=TED/editorial_page.htm&DataFlow=ShowPage.dfl&StatLang=EN

PublicTenders.net brings you all of the latest public sector tender announcements - access to UK tenders is FREE of charge. http://www.publictenders.net/

official government lower-value contract opportunity portal http://www.supply2.gov.uk/

some subscription services
http://www.ojwatch.com/
http://www.tendersdirect.co.uk/
http://www.tenders.co.uk/
http://www.contraxonline.com/
http://www.bipsolutions.com/products.htm

Cobra free factsheets available:
Tendering for Public Sector Contracts - A Guide to
access this free online with a Leeds library membership card or from a Leeds library

Friday, 12 February 2010

Venturefest Yorkshire 10/2/2010

Business & Patents visited Venturefest Yorkshire 2010 on 10th February at York race course www.venturefestyorkshire.net

Venturefest Yorkshire is a 1 day expo which brings together the region's finest science, technology and knowledge entrepreneurs, the professional services who support them and world-class business speakers.

We met many people with fascinating products, businesses and ideas from around the region.
It was great to experience the innovation and the wealth of talent in Yorkshire.
Some of the exhibitors we met on the day included:

Liz Cable from Reachfurther www.reachfurther.com we also attended Liz's workshop:The Balloon Principle: how to set your business soaring with social media

Dr Kin F. Kam Inclusive Innovations Ltd www.ii-invents.com with his iiCAP invention. We first met Dr Kam when we helped with a patent search many months ago, so it was really good to see the invention at the show.

RJ Reynolds Design,Digital printing onto metal www.rjreynoldsdesign.co.uk

Chillipeeps innovative drinks adapters www.chillipeeps.com

StroMoHab a step change in stroke rehab www.stromohab.com

Selfix Technology inventor of nontoxic super strength polymer adhesive www.selfixtechnology.com

Keynote Speaker: Bill Liao, Co-founder, XING

VENTUREFEST YORKSHIRE WILL RETURN ON 09.02.2011.



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Monday, 8 February 2010

Venturefest Yorkshire 2010 > Expo of inspiring science, technology and knowledge entrepreneurs

Staff from Business and Patents will be visiting Venturefest Yorkshire.

Venturefest Yorkshire is a 1 day expo which brings together the region's finest science, technology and knowledge entrepreneurs, the professional services who support them and world-class business speakers.

Date: 10th Feburary
Time: 8.30am - 5pm
Location: York Racecourse - York

To find out more at:
Venturefest Yorkshire 2010 > Expo of inspiring science, technology and knowledge entrepreneurs