The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies has produced two new guides designed to help building services contractors get ahead in an increasingly competitive market.
The complete support portfolio for completing a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) and Tendering: an overview are available to purchase from the academy's website.
The Developing new business streams PQQ pack is a portfolio for gathering, collating and presenting essential specified information in order to qualify to sell services to contractors. It aims to familiarise small businesses with questions that are found in a typical pre-qualification questionnaire, explains the type of information that is being requested and why it is required, and lists the specific detail that should be presented in a PQQ.
Focusing on formal tenders, the guide [provides essential information to help small businesses gain a competitive edge when tendering for specific work. It provides guidance on where to look for contracts, and what to include in a tender for the best chance of success.
Apart from assisting businesses in winning work, these guides are also useful for organisations looking for suppliers - the information included can be used to point service providers towards qualifying criteria.
"We have developed these products to help small businesses take advantage of low carbon business opportunities," said executive director of the Skills Academy Cathryn Hickey.
She added: "Having the right qualifications and skills in renewables opens up a number of new business streams for companies. The comprehensive information on pre-qualifying and tendering will allow them to go further, developing their business."
The tendering guide is available free when purchased with the PQQ support portfolio at £24.99, or is available separately at £5.99, both from www.nsaet.org.uk/products.
The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies is a network of low carbon and renewables training. Consisting of 20 hubs, supported by a further 100 providers located nationwide.
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