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2.1 Passing the Selection Stage – The Single Procurement Document (SPD)
Wednesday 29 May 2024, 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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Talking Tenders with East Lothian Council
Thursday 30 May 2024, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Please join us to hear ELC colleagues discuss the upcoming Framework for the Supply of Transport Services, principally for the conveyance of adult services.
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Meet the Buyer National 2024
Wednesday 5 June 2024, 10.00am-3:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Meet procurement teams, buyers and supply chains to learn about upcoming projects and tender opportunities, and introduce your business to your next customer at Meet the Buyer 2024!
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Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) Innovation Notices and Guidance
Thursday 6 June 2024, 11.00am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
Scottish Government has added new functionality to Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) titled - Preliminary Market Consultation notice, Pre-commercial Procurement notice and Pre-commercial procurement Award notices. In addition to a Supplier Collaboration tool and a Research register
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1.2 Using Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Tuesday 11 June 2024, 10.30am-12:00pm
Join this webinar to learn everything you need to know about Public Contracts Scotland, the national public sector tender portal for Scotland.
1.4 Planning Your Bid – Time and Resources
Wednesday 12 June 2024, 10.30am-12:00pm
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.
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Aberdeenshire Council - Hard FM Minor Works Framework
Wednesday 12 June 2024, 6.00-7:30pm
To ensure you are awarded a place on the Aberdeenshire Minor Works framework, let us help you to prepare your bid using Public Contracts Scotland (PCS). Join us as we walk through the process of bidding for this contract live online, so that you know exactly what your step will be.
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