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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Dumfries and Galloway Meet the Buyer Event
Wednesday 23 October 2019, 10.00am-5:30pm
Dumfries SDP Event
This Dumfries and Galloway Council event gives your business the opportunity to find out more about the Public Sector contracts for goods and services.
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Using PCS - Angus
Wednesday 23 October 2019, 6.30-8:45pm
Forfar SDP Event
This course is ideal for Early Learning and Childcare Services contractors preparing to bid for Angus Council's Quality Funded Early Learning and Childcare (QFELC) tender opportunity. Attending this training session will ensure that you’re familiar and comfortable using PCS.
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1.1 Introduction to Tendering - South Lanarkshire
Thursday 24 October 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Hamilton SDP Event
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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Supply Chain Cyber Security Tool - supplier training
Thursday 24 October 2019, 2.30-3:30pm
Webinar
This training event is for Suppliers that provide goods, works or services to Public Sector bodies.
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Talking Tenders with Argyll and Bute Council - WEBINAR
Monday 28 October 2019, 10.30-11:15am
Webinar
During this live interactive webinar, colleagues wiithin Argyle and Bute Council's Procurement team discuss internal processes and upcoming tender opportunities.
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Procurex Scotland 2019
Tuesday 29 October 2019, 8.30am-4:00pm
Glasgow External Event
Scotland's annual festival of procurement
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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 30 October 2019, 12.30-2:00pm
Webinar
Join our webinar to find how to increase your chances of being invited to Quick Quote.
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1.2 Using PCS & other portals - Dumfries and Galloway
Thursday 31 October 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dumfries SDP Event
Begin to look at Public Contracts Scotland and other portals at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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1.2 Using PCS & PCS Tender - West Lothian Council
Monday 4 November 2019, 10.30am-12:30pm
Bathgate SDP Event
This training event is ideal for suppliers interested in tendering for West Lothian Council's upcoming Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) framework opportunity.
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1.1. Introduction to Tendering – Dundee
Tuesday 5 November 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dundee SDP Event
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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Argyll and Bute Council Meet the Buyer Roadshow
Tuesday 5 November 2019, 10.00am-4:00pm
Oban Partner Event
Come along to "Meet the Buyer" during this roadshow to learn about Argyll and Bute Council's upcoming tender opportunities and business support.
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD – Edinburgh
Wednesday 6 November 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about tender procedures at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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Argyll and Bute Council Meet the Buyer Roadshow
Wednesday 6 November 2019, 10.00am-4:00pm
Helensburgh Partner Event
Come along to "Meet the Buyer" during this roadshow to learn about Argyll and Bute Council's upcoming tender opportunities and business support.
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Argyll and Bute Council Meet the Buyer Roadshow
Thursday 7 November 2019, 10.00am-4:00pm
Kilmory, Lochgilphead Partner Event
Come along to "Meet the Buyer" during this roadshow to learn about Argyll and Bute Council's upcoming tender opportunities and business support.
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2.2 Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - WEBINAR
Thursday 7 November 2019, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 workshop
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SLC -Bidder information session for Passenger Transport Services -Rutherglen
Thursday 7 November 2019, 1.00-3:00pm
Rutherglen Partner Event
If you're interested in bidding for the upcoming tender opportunity to provide Passenger Transport services for South Lanarkshire Council, please attend a supplier information session.
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SLC -Bidder information session for Passenger Transport Services - Hamilton
Thursday 7 November 2019, 6.00-8:00pm
Hamilton Partner Event
If you're interested in bidding for the upcoming tender opportunity to provide Passenger Transport services for South Lanarkshire Council , please book to attend a supplier information session.
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Argyll and Bute Council Meet the Buyer Roadshow
Friday 8 November 2019, 1.00am
Campbeltown Partner Event
Come along to "Meet the Buyer" during this roadshow to learn about Argyll and Bute Council's upcoming tender opportunities and business support.
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SLC -Bidder information session for Passenger Transport Services -Lanark
Friday 8 November 2019, 10.00am-12:00pm
Lanark Partner Event
If you're interested in bidding for the upcoming tender opportunity to provide Passenger Transport services for South Lanarkshire Council , please book to attend a supplier information session.
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Argyll and Bute Council Meet the Buyer Roadshow
Monday 11 November 2019, 10.00am-4:00pm
Dunoon Partner Event
Come along to "Meet the Buyer" during this roadshow to learn about Argyll and Bute Council's upcoming tender opportunities and business support.
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Renfrewshire Council’s Prepared Sandwiches Contract - Supplier Information Session
Monday 11 November 2019, 4.00-6:30pm
Paisley Partner Event
If you are interested in bidding for Renfrewshire Council's contract for Prepared Sandwiches, attend this event to gather further information about the opportunity.
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Meet the Buyer 2019
Wednesday 13 November 2019, 10.00am-4:00pm
Glasgow SDP Event
The 2019 Meet the Buyer event will be held at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
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1.1. Introduction to Tendering - SELECT Trade Association
Tuesday 19 November 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
Midlothian SDP Event
SELECT members can begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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0.1 Introduction to working with the public sector - South Ayrshire Council
Wednesday 20 November 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
SDP Event
This Level 1 (Beginner) workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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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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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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1.2 Using PCS & PCS Tender - East Ayrshire Council
Tuesday 26 November 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
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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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
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 - 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 - South Ayrshire Council
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 9.30am-12:30pm
SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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2.2. 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
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 – South Ayrshire Council
Tuesday 10 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
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 - East Ayrshire Council
Wednesday 20 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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