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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Talking Tenders with South Lanarkshire Council
Enhanced Care (social work)
Postponed – future date TBC
Webinar Partner Event
South Lanarkshire Council is seeking suppliers who can provide Enhanced Aftercare for care experienced young people. Join this Talking Tenders webinar to find out how your business could get involved.
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Talking Tenders with Scotland Excel: Property, Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework
1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland Tender (PCS-Tender) - Supplier Aligned Training
Tuesday 23 August 2022, 2:30-4:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
The Supplier Development Programme, in partnership with Scotland Excel, is hosting sessions to help local businesses gain a better understanding of how to bid for its Property, Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework which will operate across Scotland's 32 local authorities.
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Talking Tenders with Aberdeenshire Council
Fabrication & Blacksmith Maintenance
Thursday 25 August 2022, 5:00-6:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
Could your business provide Fabrication and Blacksmith services to Aberdeenshire Council? Join this webinar to find out more.
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Talking Tenders with Aberdeenshire Council
Housing Projects
Wednesday 31 August 2022, 10:00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Join this webinar to find out how your business could work with Aberdeenshire Council.
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1.1 Working with the Public Sector - All You Need to Know
Thursday 1 September 2022, 2:00-3:00pm
Webinar
New to bidding, tendering and procurement? Join this introductory course to gain a comprehensive overview of the public sector marketplace in Scotland and beyond.
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Meet the Buyer North 2022
Wednesday 7 September 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm
Elgin SDP Event
Book now: Meet the Buyer North 2022 promises to be the biggest and best yet!
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Quick Quotes Made Easy
Thursday 8 September 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm
Webinar
Quick Quote is an online quotation facility within Public Contracts Scotland (PCS), that enables buyers to request competitive quotes electronically for low value purchases. Join our webinar to find how you can increase your chances of being invited to Quote.
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Talking Tenders with SPA
Construction Consultancy Framework (CS1) - Using the Intend Portal
Tuesday 13 September 2022, 2:00-3:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
SPA is hosting this webinar to raise awareness of its upcoming framework opportunity. Join this webinar to find out more about SPA's new Construction Consultancy Framework (CS1).
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1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Wednesday 14 September 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm
Webinar
Join this webinar to learn everything you need to know about Public Contracts Scotland, the national public sector tender portal for Scotland.
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Talking Tenders with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Ground Maintenance and Winter Services
Thursday 15 September 2022, 2:00-3:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is looking to engage a wider range of suppliers to tender for its future contracts and be part of its supply chain. Join this webinar to find out how your business can do business with NHSGGC, as well as the free support available through the Supplier Development Programme that can help you tender more successfully.
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Fife & Tayside Procurement Surgery
Hosted by Perth & Kinross Council
Tuesday 20 September 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
To engage with local businesses, Procurement and Economic Development Staff in Angus, Dundee City, Fife and Perth & Kinross Councils will be available for one-to-one meetings at this Procurement Surgery.
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2.2 How to Write Outstanding Tenders - The Invitation to Tender (ITT) Stage
Wednesday 21 September 2022, 10:30-11:30am
Webinar SDP Event
Bidding is all about getting the right words on the page and getting a compliant bid submitted on time. This webinar will demonstrate how to use PCS and PCS-T and will also look at how to construct excellent responses to buyers' questions.
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Net Zero Tool Supplier Engagement Event
Thursday 29 September 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
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Scotland's Climate Week
Thursday 29 September 2022, 10:30am-Friday 30 September 2022, 12:00pm
Webinar External Event
Scotland's Climate Week is an annual event, to help raise awareness of the global climate emergency and celebrate Scotland's leadership in taking action against climate change.
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Meet the Buyer South 2022
Tuesday 4 October 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm
Selkirk Partner Event
Save the date! The first ever Meet the Buyer South promises to be a fantastic opportunity for suppliers in the South of Scotland!
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2.3 Understanding and Bidding - Frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)
Wednesday 5 October 2022, 11:00am-12:30pm
Webinar
New Frameworks are an integral part of public procurement and can be a lucrative source of business, but it’s essential to understand the Agreement. This workshop explains the types of frameworks available and what you can expect from them.
10DR
Quick Quotes Made Easy
Thursday 6 October 2022, 2:00-3:30pm
Webinar
Quick Quote is an online quotation facility within Public Contracts Scotland (PCS), that enables buyers to request competitive quotes electronically for low value purchases. Join our webinar to find how you can increase your chances of being invited to Quote.
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Talking Tenders with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
HIV/HCV Tender Webinar
Tuesday 11 October 2022, 2:00-3:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is looking to engage a wider range of suppliers to tender for its future contracts and be part of its supply chain. Join this webinar to find out how your business can do business with NHSGGC, as well as the free support available through the Supplier Development Programme that can help you tender more successfully.
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1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Wednesday 12 October 2022, 10:30-11:30am
Webinar
Join this webinar to learn everything you need to know about Public Contracts Scotland, the national public sector tender portal for Scotland.
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Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition
Thursday 13 October 2022, 9:00am-4:00pm
Glasgow External Event
Premier Publishing & Events will be hosting the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference Conference & Exhibition to serve as a national forum manufacturers and operators involved throughout the associated supply chains from across Scotland to gather to discuss pressing issues facing the industry.
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2.4 Improving Your Bid Score - Increase Your Tender Win Rate
Thursday 20 October 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm
Webinar
Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know exactly what the buyer is looking for. This webinar provides an insight into the buyers’ needs and expectations to ensure you win points.
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The City of Edinburgh Council Meet the "Real" Buyer
in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme
Tuesday 25 October 2022, 10:00am-2:00pm
Partner Event
The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme, is hosting a Meet the "Real" Buyer event on 25 October.
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Procurex Scotland 2022
Thursday 27 October 2022, 9:00am
External Event
Save the date! Procurex is Scotland's annual festival of procurement.
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2.5 Responding to Tender Policy Requirements - Power of Procurement
Thursday 3 November 2022, 3:30-5:00pm
Webinar
In addition to legal policy requirements like health and safety, this webinar will help your business understand and action social issues that are prioritised in Scotland's public sector such as Net Zero, Community Wealth Building and Fair Work, and provide the most up-to-date policies in your bids.
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1.3 Getting Your Business Tender Ready - The Checklist
Wednesday 9 November 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm
Webinar SDP Event
Knowing what your business needs to have in place before you start tendering is the foundation to success. This webinar will provide you with an easy to use checklist and description of all the policies, processes and evidence you need to have ready before you bid on an opportunity.
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Fife Council Meet the Buyer
Thursday 10 November 2022, 9:00am-2:00pm
Dunfermline Partner Event
Do you want to learn how to do business with Fife Council?
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3.1 Understanding Your Role in Contract Management – Critical Success Factors
Tuesday 15 November 2022, 2:00-3:30pm
Webinar
This advanced workshop explains how to successfully deliver on your contract, what to do if things go wrong, and how to win again when it is retendered.
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Fife & Tayside Procurement Surgery
Hosted by Angus Council
Tuesday 22 November 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
To engage with local businesses, Procurement and Economic Development Staff in Angus, Dundee City, Fife and Perth & Kinross Councils will be available for one-to-one meetings at this Procurement Surgery.
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3.2 Expanding Your Business Globally – Tendering in New Markets
Tuesday 6 December 2022, 2:00-3:30pm
Webinar
This workshop shows experienced bidders how to grow your business by exploring new public sector markets, including bidding for OJEU and international contracts.
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1.4 Planning Your Bid – Time and Resources
Wednesday 14 December 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm
Webinar
The biggest learning curve in tendering is understanding the time, energy and resources that go into creating a winning bid. This webinar will walk you through the steps of how to plan and manage your bid, making it as stress free as possible.
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1.1 Working with the Public Sector - All You Need to Know
Wednesday 18 January 2023, 11:00am-12:30pm
Webinar
New to bidding, tendering and procurement? Join this introductory course to gain a comprehensive overview of the public sector marketplace in Scotland and beyond.
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1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Tuesday 24 January 2023, 2:00-3:30pm
Webinar
Join this webinar to learn everything you need to know about Public Contracts Scotland, the national public sector tender portal for Scotland.
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Fife & Tayside Procurement Surgery
Hosted by Fife Council
Wednesday 25 January 2023, 9:00am-1:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
To engage with local businesses, Procurement and Economic Development Staff in Angus, Dundee City, Fife and Perth & Kinross Councils will be available for one-to-one meetings at this Procurement Surgery.
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2.3 Understanding and Bidding - Frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)
Thursday 9 February 2023, 3:30-5:00pm
Webinar
New Frameworks are an integral part of public procurement and can be a lucrative source of business, but it’s essential to understand the Agreement. This workshop explains the types of frameworks available and what you can expect from them.
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1.3 Getting Your Business Tender Ready - The Checklist
Tuesday 14 February 2023, 2:00-3:30pm
Webinar SDP Event
Knowing what your business needs to have in place before you start tendering is the foundation to success. This webinar will provide you with an easy to use checklist and description of all the policies, processes and evidence you need to have ready before you bid on an opportunity.
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2.1 Passing the Selection Stage – The Single Procurement Document (SPD)
Tuesday 7 March 2023, 2:00-3:30pm
Webinar
During this webinar we take an in-depth look at the Single Procurement Document (SPD), which was formerly known as the ESPD and PQQ. Attend this course to gain tips and hints that will help you ace this first step and move forward in the bidding process.
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Fife & Tayside Procurement Surgery
Hosted by Dundee City Council
Wednesday 22 March 2023, 9:00am-1:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
To engage with local businesses, Procurement and Economic Development Staff in Angus, Dundee City, Fife and Perth & Kinross Councils will be available for one-to-one meetings at this Procurement Surgery.
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2.2 How to Write Outstanding Tenders - The Invitation to Tender (ITT) Stage
Thursday 23 March 2023, 2:00-3:30pm
Webinar SDP Event
Bidding is all about getting the right words on the page and getting a compliant bid submitted on time. This webinar will demonstrate how to use PCS and PCS-T and will also look at how to construct excellent responses to buyers' questions.
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Meet the Buyer 2023
Wednesday 17 May 2023, 10:00am-4:00pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Register your place at Meet the Buyer 2023!

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