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Cabinet Office to run workshops to help charities win public sector contracts - 18 December 2012

The Cabinet Office has announced that it will run a series of practical workshops to help charities bid for public sector contracts in spring 2013.

The programme for the workshops will be developed in partnership with the voluntary sector, private companies and government and will be aimed at managers and trustees responsible for tendering. Topics will include writing winning bids, adjusting to changes in the tender process and developing consortia and financial skills.

The 'masterclass' programme was announced in the government’s progress report on how it will make it easier for charities to work with the state.

Nick Hurd, the minister for civil society, said: "We want to improve the quality of public services, and the voluntary sector has a vital role to play in this. More opportunities are opening up for charities and social enterprises than ever before, and these new masterclasses will make sure these organisations do not miss out."