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1.4 Planning Your Bid – Time and Resources
Tuesday 12 December 2023, 3.00-4:30pm
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.
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.
Tayside (Dundee City Council, Perth & Kinross Council and Angus Council) - Framework For Education and Social Support Services incorporating Counselling In Schools Service
Tuesday 23 January 2024, 6.00-7:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
Join us, as an SDP expert walks through the bidding process from searching PCS for this contract notice, access the tender documents and prepares to submit a bid for this Education and Social Support Services opportunity.
2.3 Understanding and Bidding - Frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)
Wednesday 24 January 2024, 1.30-3:00pm
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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