All events and training listings

Through our extensive list of training and events, the Supplier Development Programme can help small to medium sized businesses, as well as supported businesses, become what we call “tender ready”.

Listed in chronological order, the “Events List” is a comprehensive list of all SDP training, events and external events. Events can also be viewed by month in the “Events Calendar” tab. If you are interested in a specific course and wish to know when and where it is currently scheduled, please browse our courses and be sure to log in to book.

 

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2.4. Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability – Clackmannanshire
Thursday 21 November 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Alloa SDP Event
Understand community benefits and environmental issues at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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Supply Chain Cyber Security Tool - supplier training- WEBINAR
Thursday 21 November 2019, 9.30-10:30am
Webinar
Scottish Cyber Assessment Service (SCAS) seeks to improve supply chain cyber security by helping suppliers to assess their cyber security certifications.
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Market Engagement Day - Heriot-Watt University
Thursday 21 November 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Edinburgh External Event
Come along for this excellent opportunity to learn more about the collaborative Framework Agreements with Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Napier University for Professional estates services.
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Supply Chain Cyber Security Tool - training for Buyers - WEBINAR
Thursday 21 November 2019, 11.00am-12:00pm
Webinar
Scottish Cyber Assessment Service (SCAS) seeks to improve supply chain cyber security during procurement.
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Tender Procedures and DPS - South Lanarkshire Education Employability Training
Monday 25 November 2019, 10.30am-12:00pm
Hamilton SDP Event
This course is ideal for suppliers that wish to engage with a new South Lanarkshire procedure with a 10 year DPS (5 years plus 5 extension) for the Education Employability Training contract.
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Heathrow Logistics Hub - Meet the Buyer with Babcock International Group - Fife
Tuesday 26 November 2019, 9.00am-12:00pm
Dunfermline External Event
In partnership with Fife Council Economic Development, Babcock International Group is organising a Meet the Buyer event in Fife.
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1.2 Using PCS & PCS Tender - East Ayrshire Council
Tuesday 26 November 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
East Ayrshire SDP Event
Begin to look at Public Contracts Scotland and other portals at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - Fife
Tuesday 26 November 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dunfermline SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Tuesday 26 November 2019, 3.00-4:00pm
Webinar
Join our webinar to find how to increase your chances of being invited to Quick Quote.
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - Argyll and Bute Council
Wednesday 27 November 2019, 10.00am-12:30pm
Argyll SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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Helping you Bid Better; examine the ESPD question by question - WEBINAR
Wednesday 27 November 2019, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
This course will look at the questions within the ESPD document – to help you to understand what information is required.
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - West Dunbartonshire
Thursday 28 November 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Clydebank SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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Health & Safety workshop - WEBINAR
Tuesday 3 December 2019, 9.30-10:00am
Webinar
Managing health and safety doesn’t have to be complicated, costly or time consuming – it’s easier than you think.
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1.2 Using PCS & PCS Tender - Early Learning and Childcare Tender - North Ayrshire Council
Tuesday 3 December 2019, 6.30-9:30pm
SDP Event
This evening course is ideal for Early Learning and Childcare Services contractors preparing to bid for North Ayrshire Council's Early Learning and Childcare tender opportunity. Attending this training session will ensure that you’re familiar and comfortable using PCS and PCS-T.
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1.2 Using PCS & PCS Tender - Early Learning and Childcare Tender - North Ayrshire Council
Tuesday 3 December 2019, 6.30-9:30pm
Irvine SDP Event
This evening course is ideal for Early Learning and Childcare Services contractors preparing to bid for North Ayrshire Council's Early Learning and Childcare tender opportunity. Attending this training session will ensure that you’re familiar and comfortable using PCS and PCS-T.
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1.2 Using PCS & PCS Tender - Glasgow
Thursday 5 December 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.
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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities and South Ayrshire Council Taxi Service Framework
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Troon SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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WEBINAR: Glasgow City Region Cenefits Training (Public Sector colleagues)
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
This training session is for Public Sector colleagues
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Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership join Wheatley Group - Meet the Buyer
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 1.00-4:00pm
Dumfries Partner Event
Join Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership, Wheatley Group and the Supplier Development Programme in Dumfries for a festive “Meet the Buyer” event.
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WEBINAR: Glasgow City Region Cenefits Training for Suppliers
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 1.30-2:15pm
Webinar
This training session is for Suppliers of Glasgow City Region City Deal contracts
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1.2 Introduction to PCS and the ESPD - Police Scotland
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 4.00-6:00pm
Inverness SDP Event
This course is ideal for suppliers that wish to engage in a future contract with Police Scotland to begin to look at Public Contracts Scotland and the ESPD
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2.1 Tender procedures and the ESPD - Argyll and Bute Council
Wednesday 11 December 2019, 10.00am-12:30pm
Argyll SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about tender procedures and the ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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0.1. Introduction To Working With The Public Sector - Perth
Thursday 12 December 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Perth SDP Event
This Level 1 (Beginner) workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - WEBINAR
Tuesday 17 December 2019, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar
This Level 2 workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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SLC Passenger Transport Services framework - PCS-t trainng
Friday 20 December 2019, 10.00am-1:00pm
Hamilton Partner Event
This session will support bidders interested in this opportunity, that are new to electronic tendering via PCS-t
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1.2 Using PCS-T and Tender Procedures - South Lanarkshire Education Resources – Education Services Procured Service Arrangement (PSA)
Tuesday 14 January 2020, 10.00am-12:00pm
Hamilton SDP Event
This course is ideal for suppliers that wish to engage in a future Framework opportunity on Education Resources with South Lanarkshire Council.
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1.2 Introduction to PCS and the ESPD - Police Scotland
Tuesday 14 January 2020, 4.15-6:45pm
Glasgow SDP Event
This course is ideal for suppliers that wish to engage in a future contract with Police Scotland to begin to look at Public Contracts Scotland and the ESPD
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2.4 Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability - WEBINAR
Wednesday 15 January 2020, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
Sustainable procurement is a vital element of public sector procurement. This webinar will help you to fully understand community benefits and environmental issues
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - Moray
Thursday 16 January 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Elgin SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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WEBINAR- Tender Procedures and DPS - South Lanarkshire Education Employability Training
Thursday 16 January 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
This free training is open to Scottish-based businesses, supported businesses and charities.
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - Fife
Tuesday 21 January 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Kirkcaldy SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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1.2 Introduction to PCS and the ESPD - Police Scotland
Wednesday 22 January 2020, 3.30-6:00pm
Perth SDP Event
This course is ideal for suppliers that wish to engage in a future contract with Police Scotland to begin to look at Public Contracts Scotland and the ESPD
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD – Dumfries and Galloway
Thursday 23 January 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dumfries SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid – Stirling
Thursday 23 January 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Stirling SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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1.2 Using PCS & the ESPD - Early Learning and Childcare Providers
Monday 27 January 2020, 5.30-7:45pm
Perth SDP Event
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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - Edinburgh
Tuesday 28 January 2020, 9.00am-12:00pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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3.1 Seeking feedback and improving your bid - WEBINAR
Tuesday 28 January 2020, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this workshop
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1.2 Using PCS & the ESPD - Early Learning and Childcare Providers
Thursday 30 January 2020, 5.30-7:45pm
Perth SDP Event
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - Edinburgh
Tuesday 11 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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3.2 The Supplier’s role in Contract Relationship Management - WEBINAR
Wednesday 12 February 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Winning a tender is just the beginning
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Meet the Public Sector Buyer - Taycities
Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10.00am-2:00pm
Dundee Partner Event
Attend this free event to learn more about future contract opportunities in Tayside.
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD – Moray
Wednesday 19 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Elgin SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about tender procedures at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - Dumfries and Galloway
Thursday 20 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dumfries SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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3.2. The Supplier’s Role in Contract Relationship Management - Falkirk
Thursday 20 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Falkirk SDP Event
Ensure you manage your contracts correctly with the help of this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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3.3 Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace - WEBINAR
Tuesday 25 February 2020, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
Join this webinar to discover how to grow your business by exploring new public sector markets via additional UK Government Portals – including the Sell2Wales, MOD Defence Contracts Bulletin & Contracts Finder portals
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - East Ayrshire Council
Wednesday 26 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
East Ayrshire SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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2.4. Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability – Fife
Wednesday 4 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glenrothes SDP Event
Understand community benefits and environmental issues at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid – Edinburgh
Thursday 5 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid – East Ayrshire Council
Tuesday 10 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
East Ayrshire SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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Helping you Bid Better; examine the ESPD question by question - WEBINAR
Wednesday 11 March 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
This course will look at the questions within the ESPD document – to help you to understand what information is required.
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Health & Safety workshop - WEBINAR
Thursday 19 March 2020, 1.00-1:30pm
Webinar
Managing health and safety doesn’t have to be complicated, costly or time consuming – it’s easier than you think.
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Lanarkshire’s Meet the "Real" Buyer
Tuesday 24 March 2020, 10.00am-3:00pm
Motherwell Partner Event
This event is an opportunity for local businesses to talk to leading contractors and local authority services from North and South Lanarkshire, supported by SDP.
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3.3. Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace – Clackmannanshire
Thursday 26 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Alloa SDP Event
Grow your business by exploring new public sector markets at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD – Edinburgh
Tuesday 31 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about tender procedures and the ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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3.2. The Supplier’s Role in Contract Relationship Management - South Ayrshire Council
Tuesday 5 May 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
SDP Event
Ensure you manage your contracts correctly with the help of this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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