Case studies

SDP Supports Suppliers in Glasgow’s Economic Recovery

At Meet the Buyer 2021, Glasgow City Region City Deal formally launched the latest contract pipeline for its £1 billion City Deal infrastructure programme including details of over £150 million worth of tier one infrastructure contracts due to go to open tender in the coming three years.

The Supplier Development Programme (SPD) was also named a lead delivery partner in the City of Glasgow Region’s Economic Recovery Plan as a short-term solution to simulate new long-term employment opportunities for businesses in Glasgow.

Glasgow City Region City Deal (GCRCD) has identified 60 ‘ready to go’ projects that will deliver and support a range of infrastructure, commercial and residential projects that can be implemented quickly. GCRCD plans to engage with the Supplier Development Programme to get micro, small and medium sized businesses tender ready and successful secure contracts.

Success Stories: Complete Weed Control Hedges Bets with Public Sector Contracts and SDP

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Keith Gallacher founded Complete Weed Control in 2005 as a sole trader and incorporated it as a limited company in 2011. Complete Weed Control operates across the Central Belt and South of Scotland. Since completing an introductory webinar on ‘Using PCS and Other Portals’ with the Supplier Development Programme, Complete Weed Control has gone on to win several public sector contracts with Scottish local authorities.

Success Stories: Keela Supplies COVID-19 PPE to NHS Scotland

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Based in Fife, Keela employs 100 staff and is a leading technical outdoor brand and manufacturer of protective clothing and accessories for blue light emergency services around the world. From first registering with SDP Scotland in 2011, Keela has gone from strength to strength in winning public sector work. Amid supply issues of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with global demand for gloves and masks at unprecedented levels, a deal was agreed to manufacture more PPE for NHS Scotland in May 2020.

New SDP Supplier Set for Public Sector Success

Kate Hookham t/a Do Learn

Kate Hookham had experience in supporting her previous employer to gather evidence and submit tenders, as well as in delivering programmes and projects commissioned by public sector buyers through Public Contracts Scotland. Since venturing out by starting her own business in mid-March 2020, Kate’s plans were put on hold with the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. She decided to use lock down to upskill herself on public sector tendering and began attending free webinars with the Supplier Development Programme in April 2020.

South Ayrshire Council Engages with Suppliers During COVID-19 at Virtual Meet the Buyer

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South Ayrshire Council participated in a planned takeover of SDP’s Twitter account during the Supplier Development Programme’s Meet the Buyer 2020: Live Virtual Event on 2 June 2020. Suppliers were encouraged to follow the #MeetTheBuyer2020 hashtag and ask real time questions to the Procurement Team at South Ayrshire Council on the topic, “Exploring Quick Quotes.”

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