Great to see a local authority taking the initiative to better understand how local businesses perceive public sector tendering. The English county of Suffolk, with a relatively high procurement spend, has commissioned Suffolk Chamber of Commerce to survey local businesses on their recent experiences of pitching for public sector opportunities and what improvements they would like to see. The Suffolk Growth Programme Board, on behalf of the county’s public sector procurement body, will also be running six workshops to help businesses understand how they can bid for local public sector contracts. The overall aim is to gain greater awareness of how public sector procurement currently operates, and what can be done in a legal and consistent way to encourage more Suffolk-based firms to tender for and secure contracts. Read more here on East Anglian Daily Times.