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Talking Tenders with Mitie
Wednesday 18 May 2022, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Mitie has recently joined SDP as a Corporate Member. Join this webinar to hear about upcoming framework opportunities and how your business could work with Mitie.
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2.1 Passing the Selection Stage – The Single Procurement Document (SPD)
Thursday 19 May 2022, 2.00-3:00pm
Webinar
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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Fife & Tayside Procurement Surgery
Tuesday 24 May 2022, 9.00am-1:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
To engage with local businesses, Procurement and Economic Development Staff in Angus, Dundee City, Fife and Perth & Kinross Councils will be available for one-to-one meetings at this Procurement Surgery.
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1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Tuesday 24 May 2022, 2.00-3:00pm
Webinar
Join this webinar to learn everything you need to know about Public Contracts Scotland, the national public sector tender portal for Scotland.
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Offshore Wind - Lanarkshire supply chain opportunities
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 8.30-10:00am
Wishaw External Event
Smart Hub Lanarkshire and Scottish Engineering will host a breakfast event for local engineering and manufacturing businesses.
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Stirling Council Community Wealth Building: Supplier Event
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 10.00am-1:00pm
Stirling Partner Event
Join Stirling Council and the Supplier Development Programme for an in-person supplier engagement event on Community Wealth Building!
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2.2 How to Write Outstanding Tenders - The Invitation to Tender (ITT) Stage
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 10.30-11:30am
Webinar SDP Event
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.
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