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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Tender Procedures and DPS - South Lanarkshire Education Employability Training
Monday 9 December 2019, 2.00-3:30pm
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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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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Glasgow City Region Cenefits Training (Public Sector colleagues) -WEBINAR:
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
This training session is for Public Sector colleagues
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Glasgow City Region Cenefits Training for Suppliers - WEBINAR
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 training
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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SLC Passenger Transport Services Framework - PCS-t training
Friday 10 January 2020, 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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Tender Procedures and DPS - South Lanarkshire Education Employability Training - WEBINAR
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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Cyber Scotland Week 2020
Monday 17 February 2020am-Sunday 23 February 2020, 5:00pm
External Event
‘Cyber Scotland Week 2020’ is planned for 17-23 February, and will be organised by the Scottish Government in partnership with ScotlandIS, the national trade association which champions the country’s vital and growing digital technologies sector.
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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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Food and Drink Sector Engagement Event with Food For Life Scotland, Scotland Food and Drink and Scotland Excel
Thursday 7 May 2020, 10.00am-3:00pm
Perth External Event
Save the date for this engagement event aimed at suppliers in the Food and Drink Sector.
Meet the Buyer 2020
Meet the Buyer 2020
Tuesday 2 June 2020, 10.00am-4:00pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer 2020 promises to be the biggest and best yet!
Meet the Buyer North 2020
Meet the Buyer North 2020
Wednesday 2 September 2020, 9.00am-3:00pm
Aviemore SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer North 2020 promises to be the biggest and best yet!

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