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Scottish Business Week
Monday 18 October 2021, 9.30am-Friday 22 October 2021, 4:30pm
External Event
Business Gateway, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland, is hosting Scottish Business Week.
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 20 October 2021, 9.30am-12:00pm
Partner Event
Falkirk Council provides extensive support to local suppliers through Procurement Clinics. Local suppliers are invited to attend clinic appointments lasting 30 minutes
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1.1 Working with the Public Sector - All You Need to Know
Wednesday 20 October 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
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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Open Supplier Meeting with Scottish Government, CECA, Scottish Procurement and Property Directorate
Wednesday 27 October 2021, 2.00-4:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
Scottish Government would like to hear your thoughts and views - as a local contractor of civil engineering projects - to help shape the next generation Civil Engineering Works and Associated Services (including Roads and Roads Maintenance) national framework agreement.
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2.5 Responding to Tender Policy Requirements - Power of Procurement
Thursday 28 October 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
As well as environmental issues this webinar also covers social issues such as net zero, community wealth building plus legal policy requirements like health and safety. This webinar will help you to navigate this changing landscape and provide the most up to date policies in your bids.
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Talking Tenders with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
Tuesday 2 November 2021, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) wish to reach out and invite local businesses and social enterprises to attend this free webinar, which will provide attendees with invaluable insight into HIE’s Procurement Strategy which was updated in June 2021 and their forward plan of contract opportunities which are anticipated to be procured over the next year.
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Fife Meet the Buyer Event 2021: Dunfermline Learning Campus and Levenmouth Railway Link Supply Chain Opportunities
Thursday 4 November 2021, 9.00am-3:00pm
Virtual Event Partner Event
Save the date for a Meet the Buyer event hosted by Fife Council, as part of Fife Business Week, on 4 November 2021.
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