As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we anticipate that SMEs will continue to experience supply and demand reduction, diminished confidence from the financial markets, and a reduction of credit. Let us work around that
The tendering process can seem very complicated and time consuming, and it is understandable that this makes some companies choose to avoid tendering for public sector work. Have all the, How to’s answered
The Forum operates a global membership network of IIA members that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs.
Our capacity building programmes support SMEs through one-on-one consultancy, mentorship and coaching opportunities. We equip SMEs with business skills required to meet tender requirements and quality standards of large corporates; ultimately integrating them into their supply chains.
The African Partner Pool (APP) brings businesses together. It connects companies across sectors with the local business partners they need to get the job done.
Companies operating in Africa need local suppliers to work effectively. But local SMEs often struggle to make themselves visible to these companies. The APP directory allows African businesses to promote the products and services they can deliver and the standards they can deliver to. This makes it easier for big companies to find the right suppliers.
The APP is a community where buyers and suppliers across Africa can engage one another, discover new opportunities and grow their business.
The African Partner Pool (APP) is IIA’s ‘Access to Markets’ pillar. The APP is an online marketplace that allows SMEs to promote the products and services they can deliver and the standards they can deliver to. This makes it easier for big companies to find the right local suppliers to work with.
What Our Trainees Have to Say
This COVID19 Toolkit session helped me, improve my resilience in business and coordination with employees, build relationships and be more productive within my team that is more productive than ever.
From Kitui, Kenya
The Tendering Process course material was something that our SMEs can apply on a daily basis. The instructor clearly articulated each point and encouraged us to apply examples that were applicable to our organization in the Agriculture Industry.
The webinars are excellent at keeping us engaged and explaining the concepts in an applicable way. All the trainings will help me acknowledge my team’s different personalities and will help me to manage them better, benefiting them as well as our entire company.
The training helped my organization be even more successful by being able to better engage and supervise people belonging to different teams. I will also be able to provide better feedback, and ask more questions to get more information. The webinars are A1 at engaging the audience, keeping the sessions interesting and fun, while teaching through example. I suggest that others in management would benefit from this course