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1.4 Planning Your Bid – Time and Resources
Tuesday 5 December 2023, 10.30am-12:00pm
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
Wednesday 6 December 2023, 1.00-2:00pm
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
Tayside (Dundee City Council, Perth & Kinross Council and Angus Council) - Framework For Education and Social Support Services incorporating Counselling In Schools Service
Wednesday 6 December 2023, 6.00-7:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross Councils will be hosting this event to raise awareness of the contract as well as provide vital information about the upcoming tender process.
2.1 Passing the Selection Stage – The Single Procurement Document (SPD)
Wednesday 13 December 2023, 1.30-3:00pm
During this webinar we take an in-depth look at the Single Procurement Document (SPD), which was formerly known as the ESPD and PQQ. Attend this course to gain tips and hints that will help you ace this first step and move forward in the bidding process.
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South Lanarkshire Council, Community Wish List supplier meeting
Thursday 14 December 2023, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
All local SME's that want to work with the council should attend this webinar, to fully understand what a Community Benefit is, what is the Wish List plus when and how will your business choose from the wish list.
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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT)
Wednesday 10 January 2024, 10.00am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is the largest of Scotland's seven regional transport partnerships.
2.2 How to Write Outstanding Tenders - The Invitation to Tender (ITT) Stage
Tuesday 16 January 2024, 10.30am-12:00pm
Bidding is all about getting the right words on the page and getting a compliant bid submitted on time. This webinar will demonstrate how to use PCS and PCS-T and will also look at how to construct excellent responses to buyers' questions.
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