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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Children and Families Service (CFS) Framework Training - PM Session - Dundee City Council
Tuesday 1 December 2020, 6.30-8:00pm
Webinar
Please join us to find out more about the Children and Families Service (CFS) Framework with Dundee City Council. The scheduled training will cover ESPD and PCS.
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Thursday 3 December 2020, 11.00am-12:30pm
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.
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Talking Tenders with The City of Edinburgh Council - Hard FM Services Sub-Contracting
Monday 7 December 2020, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
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2.1 Tender Procedures and the ESPD
Tuesday 8 December 2020, 12.00-1:30pm
Webinar
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 workshop
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Quick Quotes made easy
Wednesday 9 December 2020, 1.30-3:00pm
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.
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 16 December 2020, 9.30am-12:00pm
Partner Event
Falkirk Council provides extensive support to local suppliers through Procurement Clinics. Local suppliers are invited to attend clinic appointments lasting 30 minutes
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2.1 Tender Procedures and the ESPD
Tuesday 12 January 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 workshop
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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities
Thursday 21 January 2021, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
"I didn't realise I needed this webinar until I did it; it clarifies a rather murky document and is worth every minute." - Supplier Feedback
Helping You Bid Better: examine the SPD Question by Question
Tuesday 26 January 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Delivered as a webinar, this course will look at the questions within the SPD document [formally known as the ESPD] – to help you to understand what information is required.
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid
Thursday 28 January 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar 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 and other portals - WEBINAR
Thursday 4 February 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
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 - WEBINAR
Wednesday 17 February 2021, 2.30-4:00pm
Webinar
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 workshop
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3.2 The Supplier’s Role in Contract Relationship Management
Thursday 18 February 2021, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar SDP Event
Ensure you manage your contracts correctly with the help of this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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Cyber Scotland Week
Monday 22 February 2021am-Sunday 28 February 2021, 5:00pm
External Event
‘Cyber Scotland Week’ is planned for 22-28 February, and will be organised by the Scottish Government.
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - WEBINAR
Thursday 4 March 2021, 3.00-4:30pm
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
Tuesday 16 March 2021, 10.00-11:30am
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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3.3. Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace
Thursday 25 March 2021, 9.00am-1:00pm
Stirling SDP Event
Grow your business by exploring new public sector markets at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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3.1 Seeking feedback and improving your bid - WEBINAR
Wednesday 7 April 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this workshop
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3.2 The Supplier’s role in Contract Relationship Management - WEBINAR
Tuesday 27 April 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Winning a tender is just the beginning
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Wednesday 19 May 2021, 2.30-4:00pm
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.
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3.3 Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace - WEBINAR
Wednesday 2 June 2021, 10.00-11:30am
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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Meet the Buyer 2021
Tuesday 8 June 2021, 10.00am-4:00pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer 2021 promises to be the biggest and best yet!
Meet the Buyer North 2021
Meet the Buyer North 2021
Tuesday 7 September 2021, 10.00am-3:00pm
Aviemore SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer North 2021 promises to be the biggest and best yet!

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