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If you’re a Scottish SME or third sector organisation interested in working with the public sector, we can help. We offer expert training, support and information to help you win work and grow your business. And best of all – it’s completely free.

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1.1 Working with the Public Sector - All You Need to Know
Thursday 1 August 2024, 2.30-4:00pm
Webinar
New to bidding, tendering and procurement? Join this introductory course to gain a comprehensive overview of the public sector marketplace in Scotland and beyond.
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1.2 Using Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Tuesday 6 August 2024, 1.30-3:00pm
Webinar
Join this webinar to learn everything you need to know about Public Contracts Scotland, the national public sector tender portal for Scotland.
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Police Scotland Bus Transport Framework Aligned Tender Training
Wednesday 7 August 2024, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
During this webinar, our SDP expert trainer will show local bus operator's how to find and bid for this Police Scotland contract, using both Public Contract Scotland (PCS) and Public Contract Scotland -Tender(PCS-T) live online
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1.3 Getting Your Business Tender Ready - The Checklist
Tuesday 13 August 2024, 10.30am-12:00pm
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Knowing what your business needs to have in place before you start tendering is the foundation to success. This webinar will provide you with an easy to use checklist and description of all the policies, processes and evidence you need to have ready before you bid on an opportunity.
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1.4 Planning Your Bid – Time and Resources
Wednesday 21 August 2024, 10.30am-12:00pm
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The biggest learning curve in tendering is understanding the time, energy and resources that go into creating a winning bid. This webinar will walk you through the steps of how to plan and manage your bid, making it as stress free as possible.
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Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) Innovation Notices and Guidance
Thursday 22 August 2024, 11.00am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
Scottish Government has added new functionality to Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) titled - Preliminary Market Consultation notice, Pre-commercial Procurement notice and Pre-commercial procurement Award notices. In addition to a Supplier Collaboration tool and a Research register
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Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) - the consortium model of bidding for bigger contracts.
Wednesday 28 August 2024, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
This is an awareness-raising webinar for businesses interested in tendering for bigger contracts in collaboration with other businesses
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