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If you’re a Scottish SME or third sector organisation interested in working with the public sector, we can help. We offer expert training, support and information to help you win work and grow your business. And best of all – it’s completely free.

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Dumfries and Galloway Council Meet the Buyer Roadshow: Dumfries
Monday 15 April 2024, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dumfries Partner Event
Register now! Dumfries and Galloway Council, in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme, is hosting in-person Meet the Buyer roadshow.
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2.4 Improving Your Bid Score - Increase Your Tender Win Rate
Tuesday 16 April 2024, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know exactly what the buyer is looking for. This webinar provides an insight into the buyers’ needs and expectations to ensure you win points.
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Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) - Dynamic Purchasing System for Deer & Other Wildlife Management
Wednesday 17 April 2024, 10.30am-12:00pm
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 framework opportunity
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Dundee City Council Home to School Transport (Taxis in inc Wheelchair Accessible vehicles)
Thursday 18 April 2024, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
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 Dundee City Council opportunity live online
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Dumfries and Galloway Council Meet the Buyer Roadshow: Newton Stewart
Tuesday 23 April 2024, 9.30am-12:30pm
Newton Stewart SDP Event
Register now! Dumfries and Galloway Council, in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme, is hosting in-person Meet the Buyer roadshow.
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3.1 Understanding Your Role in Contract Management – Critical Success Factors
Tuesday 23 April 2024, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
This advanced workshop explains how to successfully deliver on your contract, what to do if things go wrong, and how to win again when it is retendered.
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2.5 Responding to Tender Policy Requirements - Power of Procurement
Tuesday 23 April 2024, 1.30-3:00pm
Webinar
In addition to legal policy requirements like health and safety, this webinar will help your business understand and action social issues that are prioritised in Scotland's public sector such as Net Zero, Community Wealth Building and Fair Work, and provide the most up-to-date policies in your bids.
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