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Meet the Buyer 2020: Live Virtual Event
Tuesday 2 June 2020, 10.00am-4:00pm
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Though a physical Meet the Buyer event cannot take place in 2020, SDP invites suppliers to participate in a virtual event on 2 June that will focus on engagement with public sector buyers through a “Twitter Takeover,” supported by two SDP training webinars.
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Meet the Buyer Live Webinar - Frameworks & Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)
Tuesday 2 June 2020, 10.30-11:30am
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Learn everything you want to know about frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems during this live interactive webinar, delivered during our Meet the Buyer 2020: Live Virtual Event.
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Meet the Buyer Live Webinar - Public Contracts Scotland (PCS): What would you like to know?
Tuesday 2 June 2020, 3.00-4:00pm
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Your questions as a supplier will be answered live online during this interactive bespoke webinar during our Meet the Buyer 2020: Live Virtual Event. Whether you want to know where to find contract award information or how to ensure that buyers can invite you to provide a Quick Quote, this webinar will allow you to get answers on tendering from SDP's expert trainer!
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Thursday 4 June 2020, 10.30am-12:00pm
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Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - WEBINAR
Tuesday 9 June 2020, 2.30-4:00pm
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This Level 2 workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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Supply Chain Cyber Security Tool - training for Buyers - WEBINAR
Thursday 11 June 2020, 9.30-10:30am
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If you are working in procurement, this free webinar will help you understand the Scottish Government's Scottish Cyber Assessment Service (SCAS) which seeks to improve supply chain cyber security by helping public sector bodies adopt a more consistent approach to cyber security during procurement.
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Supply Chain Cyber Security Tool - supplier training- WEBINAR
Thursday 11 June 2020, 11.15am-12:15pm
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If you or your suppliers rely on digital services or products to deliver public services, the services you provide to the public are at risk.
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