Online Learning

All of our events /courses are delivered in the traditional classroom style training and also digitally by webinar. We carefully use the same course content for both styles of delivery, to ensure that you can feel free to choose your preferred style of training.

Not able to attend a training event? Try our free on-line information resources, presentations and recordings of previous training sessions

e-Auction – Quick Guide

What is an e-Auction ?

An e-Auction is an on-line auction where suppliers bid against each other in real time

More information on an e-Auction

How do Suppliers get onto a Framework Agreement?

Like all other contracts, framework agreements are established using the Open, Restricted, Competitive Dialogue or Negotiated procedures – and are advertised through Public Contracts Scotland and other media.

For more information on Frameworks


Can SME’s compete for Public Sector Tenders

To find out how to compete for Public Sector contracts and tender opportunities –  take a few minutes to watch SDP’s Key Note Speaker at the recent Meet the Buyer event in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, short Tender Training for SME’s video.

Keynote Speaker at Meet the Buyer event

Healthy Working Lives

The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives help employers to create a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. Working with all kinds of businesses, completely free of charge, offering practical information and advice to help improve health & safety and the well being of everyone at work.

Click Here to view a presentation on how Healthy Working Lives can help your business, including a check list of requirements and advice on creating a Health & Safety Policy. Alternatively click on the heading to watch a short video by Sharon Currie of HWL Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland

Access a downloadable waste prevention action plan tailored to your business: Zero Waste Challenge

Click here for more information

Top Tips to attend a webinar

When time is limited, training by webinar is the quickest and easiest way to increase your knowledge of the procurement process.

This short presentation Top Tips to attend a webinar will ensure you are included as a participant by  explaining how to register, when to join and how to ask question via ‘live chat’ during the webinar.

Please feel free to call the SDP team on 01698 454890 if you would prefer a trial run – to ensure that you’re familiar with the technology prior to each webinar


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