1.1 Introduction to Tendering

Planning Your Bid – Timing and Resources

Thursday 19 August 2021, 11.00am-12:30pm


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Introduction to Tendering takes you through the tender process from start to finish. From finding contracts, responding to opportunities, the selection stage, award criteria and debriefing, this comprehensive beginner-level course will tell you everything you need to start bidding for public contracts.

Key topics:

  • Using Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)
  • Participating in a Quick Quote
  • Contract thresholds values
  • Tender procedures and processes
  • Bid/no bid process
  • European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) [previously PQQ]

How to prepare for this event 

You can attend the webinar from the comfort of your own desk – the joining instructions and link will be emailed to you the day before this event. To prepare, you can access SDP's top tips on how to join a webinar, or alternatively please email info@sdpscotland.co.uk if you have any further questions about the joining process.

Don't just take our word for it! Here is what our suppliers have to say

  • "I enjoyed the full course, particularly how the tendering process works, as I'm starting out and haven't done any bidding yet."
  • "I enjoyed the Q&A session, as everyone was from a different sector, it made it very interesting." 
  • "I enjoyed the slides as they were concise and informative."
  • "Getting a general overview of tendering gave me a solid foundation to build up my knowledge, as I'm new to the tendering process." 

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