The public sector has moved towards a transparent model to advertise funding opportunities through the use of the South East Business Portal. This is an additional tool you can use to search for funding opportunities for your projects.

What will I learn?training

By the end of this session you will:

  • Be able to highlight the benefits of using the South East Business Portal
  • Know how to register for an account
  • Have an overview of the public sector procurement process
  • Understand how to promote your service/project during this process
  • Know how to carry out searches to meet your project needs
  • Have an awareness of the tender process
  • Understand the tender process language

Benefits to you

You will leave the session knowing how to use this web tool as an additional resource to enable you to search for funding.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at those who wish to deliver services for the local authority and have no knowledge of the South East Business Portal and would like to know how to use this web tool effectively to source tendering opportunities.

What people have said about the course:

‘This workshop helped me to understand the functionality and benefits of the South East Business Portal and knew nothing before’

‘Outlining the process and discussions were very helpful, thank you.’


Thursday 2nd June 2016


Arrival 9.45am for tea, coffee and networking for a 10am start. The workshop will close by 1pm.


£30 per person for OCVA Members
£32 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£35 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
The Old Court House
Floyds Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available, although we maybe able to assist those with disabilities.  Please contact us to enquire if you have a disability.    Our venue is serviced with good transport links, if you are driving you may wish to take advantage of the Park and Ride services located at Redbridge, Pear Tree or Oxford Thornhill.  Alternatively you can park in one of the City Centre car parks such as Gloucester Green, Oxpens, Oxford Train Station or Worcester Street.

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training AT ocva.org.uk (replace AT with @)

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check. (Thanks!)

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering.

We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

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OCVA Members pay £30.00 GBP BUY NOW
Charitable organisations who are not OCVA members pay £32.00 GBP BUY NOW
Non-charitable Rate pay £35.00 GBP BUY NOW

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