PDA plan to help businesses secure council work

17 December 2021

A new guide from the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) is set to help Member businesses diversify into the public sector.

The PDA Guide to Council Contracts outlines the ways in which trade body membership already aligns with public procurement requirements and how businesses can enhance the way they work to comply with directives set out by Local Authorities.

The guide for PDA Members follows the ‚ÄėTax-payer Pounds in Safe Hands‚Äô brochure produced and distributed to councils across the UK earlier this year.

Both publications are part of a PDA drive to support Members looking to grow their businesses and diversify into new markets.

PDA Chief Executive, Neil Ogilvie, said: “The PDA Guide to Council Contracts outlines key considerations for professionals looking to move into the public sector.

“The Guide also offers some insight into the requirements of Local Authorities and how the public procurement system works as well as case studies featuring the experiences and expertise of some of our members.

‚ÄúIt follows our ‚ÄėTax-payer Pounds in Safe Hands‚Äô brochure which was sent to more than 300 Local Authority Chief Executives across the UK.

‚ÄúMany requirements of PDA membership already match the needs of councils, so by specifying trade body membership, the onerous procurement process could be drastically simplified, particularly at parish and district council level.‚ÄĚ

The PDA Guide to Council Contracts is available for PDA Members to download by logging in to the Members Hub and visiting Useful Downloads.

To request more information about joining the PDA, the UK‚Äôs largest trade body for painters and decorators, visit Become¬†a¬†Member¬†‚Čę