We are something new. A co-operative of local organic growers and restaurants working together to provide fresh, seasonal food of the highest possible quality.
We're looking for a freelance advisor to help us with public procurement:
MVP offers a unique service across Greater Manchester supplying local, organic produce to restaurants, caterers and public sector organisations. Although we've been supplying the University of Manchester for two growing seasons now, we've never been through a formal procurement process.
As we enter our next development phase we plan to work initially with schools, eventually expanding to hospitals, care-homes, prisons etc. We need to increase our capacity, processes, procedures and documentation so that we can become contract-ready.
We have recently been awarded funding through the Social Investment Business that will help get us in a position to bid for contracts. We are looking to appoint a freelance advisor with recent experience and up to date knowledge in this field to work with us on this project, this would involve not only helping MVP to understand the procurement process, but also advising us on how the public sector could change their tendering process and contracts to make it easier for small producers/suppliers like MVP to supply them.
If you'd like to apply please e-mail Katie on firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Invitation to Tender. The deadline for applications is 3rd January 2014.