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.
Established in 2002, Adamsons Drinks is an independent wholesale distributor of soft drinks, snacks and confectionery and employs 55 people in Central Scotland. With support from Business Gateway Fife’s Expert Help Programme, staff accessed free tender training through the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, Adamsons Drinks won its first ever public sector opportunity: a place on a Scotland Excel framework.
M2M Cloud won its first ever public sector contract in August 2019, following the development of a novel internet of things (IoT) water-monitoring technology.
Two members of staff from the University of Dundee Nursery Ltd. attended the Supplier Development Programme’s free training session on how to bid for Dundee City Council’s 1140 Hours Framework opportunity through Scotland’s public sector procurement website, Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) along with more than 50 public and private early learning providers in October 2019.
Dundee City Council Partners with Supplier Development Programme to Provide Free Training to Early Learning and Childcare Providers
In order to meet the Scottish Government’s pledge to increase free childcare hours from 600 per year to 1,140 by August 2020, Dundee City Council will go out to tender in November 2019 for delivery of Early Learning and Childcare Services. The Supplier Development Programme and Dundee City Council, supported by Business Gateway, have been working together to help local business prepare for the tendering process.
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