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Annual procurement reports and the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014
Tuesday 28 September 2021, 10.30am-12:30pm
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Aimed at those within public bodies who will be involved in preparing an annual procurement report, this webinar will provide an update on the analysis of individual annual procurement reports for 2019-20 - the emerging highlights, opportunities and challenges. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the process, supporting guidance and template, as well as provide feedback and ask questions.
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Edible Edinburgh Business Breakfast
Wednesday 29 September 2021, 8.00-9:00am
Webinar External Event
Edible Edinburgh invites you to their 5th Business Breakfast on Food Procurement
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1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland - Highlands and Islands Enterprise: Website Development and Maintenance Tender
Wednesday 29 September 2021, 2.00-4:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
Join Highlands and Islands Enterprise to learn about an upcoming tender opportunity for the Website Development and Maintenance Tender.
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2.3 Understanding and Bidding - Frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)
Thursday 30 September 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
New Frameworks are an integral part of public procurement and can be a lucrative source of business, but it’s essential to understand the Agreement. This workshop explains the types of frameworks available and what you can expect from them.
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1.1 Working with the Public Sector - All You Need to Know
Tuesday 5 October 2021, 11.00am-12:30pm
Webinar
What do you need to know about working with the public sector? This introductory module provides a comprehensive overview of the public sector marketplace in Scotland and beyond and introduces the key concepts of tendering and procurement.
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Annual procurement reports and the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014
Tuesday 5 October 2021, 1.30-3:30pm
Webinar
Aimed at those within public bodies who will be involved in preparing an annual procurement report, this webinar will provide an update on the analysis of individual annual procurement reports for 2019-20 - the emerging highlights, opportunities and challenges. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the process, supporting guidance and template, as well as provide feedback and ask questions.
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Ministry of Defence: BS202000 Standardization Management System Webinar
Wednesday 6 October 2021, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar External Event
The Ministry of Defence is hosting a free webinar to promote Standardization Management and BS202000.
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