Free Programme for Start-up and Small Businesses

By Bip Solutions Ltd, PRNE
Monday, March 21, 2011

GLASGOW, Scotland, March 22, 2011 - Yesterday (Monday 21 March 2011), the new and improved Supply National
SME Engagement Programme was launched by business intelligence experts BiP
Solutions. This free service, designed specifically for start-up and small
businesses, will provide the business intelligence and information needed to
compete in the current public sector procurement marketplace. Businesses can
access the programme at:

At a time when cost saving is a key focus for businesses, the Supply
programme offers a range of free services that will enable companies to
improve market presence and achieve business growth. It will help them become
ready to tender, with free access to public sector contract opportunities,
events, news and resources all relevant to their sector.

The programme can be broken down into three main areas:

    - Contract Opportunities - users can access new public sector
      contract opportunities in one chosen region for free.
    - Events - information and booking instructions for events designed
      to prepare businesses to become ready to tender.
    - News and Resources - information to help keep businesses fully up
      to speed with public procurement best practice and market developments.

BiP CEO Ron Burges said: "We are delighted to announce the arrival of our
updated service for start-up and small businesses. We feel that the Supply
programme fills a gap in the market and will provide an invaluable service to
start-up and small businesses. At present we have approximately 30,000
companies registered for the service and our goal is to grow the programme to
include all UK start-up and small businesses."


BiP Solutions

BiP Solutions was established in 1984 to facilitate business between the
public and private sectors. They provide the tools that buyers and suppliers
need to engage more effectively with one another. These include services that
provide details of contract opportunities and other market intelligence,
electronic systems that support efficient and effective tendering,
consultancy services, training and development and events. For more
information, visit

Supply National SME Engagement Programme

The Supply National SME Engagement Programme is a centralised resource
set up for start-up and small businesses to provide free insight into the
public sector procurement process. It will help companies become ready to
tender, providing access to relevant public sector contract opportunities and
information on the latest events, news and developments in the market. For
more information, visit

For more information please contact: Lorna Donnelly or Shona Waddell
on: or
or telephone +44(0)141-270-7681

For more information please contact: Lorna Donnelly or Shona Waddell
on: lorna.donnelly at or shona.waddell at
or telephone +44(0)141-270-7681

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