Profit Through Procurement – Call For Applications

Does your business want the skills to apply for public and large private sector contracts? If so the Profit Through Procurement Programme could help you.

Global Education (NI) Ltd (GEL) in partnership with Omagh Enterprise Company have been commissioned by Omagh and Strabane District Councils to deliver the Profit Through Procurement Programme aimed at providing small businesses throughout both districts with the knowledge and skills to tender for public and private sector contracts.

If your company would like to develop the necessary skills and experience to secure contracts through public or large private sector procurement then this programme could help by equipping you with the tools to identify, prepare and submit competitive tenders either individually or as
part of a strategic consortium.

The Programme will provide:

  • Awareness Events to inform companies about the programme and to assist in applying for support
  • A baseline capability Audit
  • An action plan to take developments identified from the baseline audit forward
  • Mentoring to help companies to source and bid for procurement contracts

An opportunity to attend a series of Workshops aimed at helping companies to understand and develop tendering skills.

Criteria to Apply

To apply for the programme companies must be:

  • Located in the Omagh or Strabane Districts
  • Trading for a minimum of 6 months
  • Not in receipt of similar assistance from elsewhere
  • Have little or no experience of public sector and private sector procurement

Applications are welcome from ALL eligible micro businesses/SMEs located within the Omagh and Strabane District Council Areas.

This Programme is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.

For more information on what the Profit Through Procurement Programme can do for your company and how to apply please contact Simon Eakin, Global Education (NI) Limited (GEL) on 028 713 47631 or email

Completed application forms must be returned to Global Education (NI) Limited, Gortfoyle Businesss Centre, 104-108 Spencer Road, Waterside Derry~Londonderry.