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In-house Online Training and Support That Will Enable SME's Win 2012 Games Contracts.

Added: (Mon Sep 29 2008)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Tendering for Contracts Training of Cranleigh, Surrey, has taken another step forward in its efforts to provide small to medium enterprises with the training that they need to be able to win 2012 contracts.
The online e-learning programme has been successfully transferred to their
in-house facility, enabling a restructuring of the signup fees, this means significant savings to firms who sign up for the course.

The main objectives of the ‘Tendering for Contracts Training’ programme are to overcome the perennial ‘chicken and egg’ problem that exists in this area of SME and procurement.

The programme effectively prepares the small to medium enterprise (SME) to be successful when tendering for public sector or 2012 contracts.

The programme includes (6) online modules and a hardcopy workbook, an introduction and overview, researching, preparing, structuring and presenting contract documents, how to implement quality management systems,
marketing products and services to the public sector, management of small projects and a self-assessment module, more than 45 hours online learning plus over 130 pages of additional support materials, in addition all learners get free support during and after their training.


In-House Implementation
The in-house implementation has been done by Alan Lord and Alan Bell of The Open Learning Centre based in Farnham, Surrey.

Specialising in helping businesses gain a competitive advantage through Free and Open Source Software, Alan Lord spotted a perfect application fit for TfCT's programme using the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS); a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. Alan Lord said "The Moodle platform provides an extremely rich, powerful, cost-effective and flexible platform for TfCT to not simply just deliver their courseware, but also to give their customers access to additional content and enhanced community-based activities.".

Moving the programme in-house has enabled TfCT to include a range of current updates which learners can easily download, these includes; policy documents, and a pre-qualification questionnaire, which can be copied and completed and used as a working model, saving the SME valuable time.

As a direct result of the in-house move, coaching and mentoring support is now available to learners free of cost, via VOIP as well as email. This ‘value added support’ enables Sewell to help users with the structuring and presentation of their PQQ responses to the tender documents in real time.

Resale Partners signed
Tendering for Contracts Training has signed a resale agreement with (NCC Home Learning of St Helens, Lancashire), this allows the course to be marketed through the NCC database of home learners.

NCC Home Learning courses cover a range of subject areas including Health and Social Care, Business, Finance, Beauty and Education and are available to purchase either online or via their dedicated Student Support Team. NCC Home Learning are delighted to be working with Tendering for Contracts Training Ltd and continuing their trend of providing excellent training solutions for the individual.

Tendering for Contracts Training has also formed a co-marketng relationship with DOTGOV supplies and Services

DOTGOV Supplies and Services specialises in informing companies of upcoming and available tenders from local authorities and gives companies the option to apply as subcontractors. Adrian Pike, DOTGOV’s MD further commented that “much of that business could, should and can go to small businesses”. But many small firms that are quite competent to do the work, are just not capable of winning it in the first place.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Company Background:

Tendering for Contracts Training
Started providing business development training in 1997 as “Centre for Business Excellence Ltd”, We conducted a research project to determine the specialist training needs of small firms and subsequently developed the “Tendering for Contracts Training Programme”.

The pilot programmes was delivered in the form of a one-day workshop between “2000 and 2002”, the aims, objectives and outcomes were designed to empower the small to medium enterprise in all areas of the contract and tendering process, the project was successfully delivered to delegates from all over the UK in south west London, and was fully supported by Business Link and a London Local Authority.

NCC Home Learning
NCC Home Learning are a global distance learning provider with experience spanning over a decade in the training and development industry. Their ethos of providing a quality service and opportunity to those choosing to study via distance learning has led to the careful construction of the course portfolio with over 180 certificated courses. Customers are able to enrol onto their chosen course at any point throughout the year and, where needed, are supported through expert tutor support.


The Open Learning Centre
The Open Learning Centre helps businesses of all sizes gain competitive advantage through Free and Open Source Software. Especially now in these difficult economic times, Open Source Software enables businesses to spend significantly less by eliminating unnecessary software costs and yet allows you to deliver far more by deploying innovative, enterprise-grade solutions that would otherwise be unaffordable when using traditional commercial software vendors.

DOTGOV Supplies & Services
DOTGOV Supplies and Services, based in Eastbourne, West Sussex specialises in informing companies of upcoming and available tenders from local authorities and gives companies the option to apply for the subcontract which gives SME’s the opportunity to bid for contracts that would, in normal circumstances, have been out of their reach.


For more information, Click Here>>>>: - Tendering for Contracts Training Programme.
Or email: enquiries:tfc-training.com - Or Telephone 01483 267098

Submitted by:Lloyd Sewell
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