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 Mitie
Wednesday 18 May 2022, 10:00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Mitie has recently joined SDP as a Corporate Member. Join this webinar to hear about upcoming framework opportunities and how your business could work with Mitie.
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2.1 Passing the Selection Stage – The Single Procurement Document (SPD)
Thursday 19 May 2022, 2:00-3:00pm
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.
PCS logo
1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Tuesday 24 May 2022, 2:00-3:00pm
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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Fife & Tayside Procurement Surgery
Hosted by Fife Council
Tuesday 24 May 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 25 May 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.
Scottish Engineering logo
Offshore Wind - Lanarkshire supply chain opportunities
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 8:30-10:00am
Wishaw External Event
Smart Hub Lanarkshire and Scottish Engineering will host a breakfast event for local engineering and manufacturing businesses.
Stirling Council logo
Stirling Council Community Wealth Building: Supplier Event
in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme
Postponed – future date TBC
Stirling Partner Event
Join Stirling Council and the Supplier Development Programme for an in-person supplier engagement event on Community Wealth Building!
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Talking Tenders with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Diversifying the NHS Supply Chain: Supplier Engagement Event
Thursday 26 May 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.
Scotland Food & Drink logo
Sourcing Scotland 2022
Tuesday 31 May 2022, 10:00am-2:30pm
Perthshire External Event
Scotland Food & Drink is bring back one of its flagship events, that brings food and drink suppliers and buyers together, this time with a Scotland-wide focus under the new name, Sourcing Scotland.
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2.3 Understanding and Bidding - Frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)
Wednesday 1 June 2022, 2:00-3:00pm
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.
Tayside Procurement Consortium logo
Talking Tenders with Tayside Procurement Consortium
Follow-up Tendering for Roads Maintenance Services (for the Angus, Dundee City and Perth & Kinross Roads Partnerships) - Using PCS-T
Tuesday 7 June 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
The Tayside Procurement Consortium will be going to the marketplace with a Road Maintenance Framework opportunity. Join this webinar to find out more.
Scottish Procurement Alliance logo
Talking Tenders with SPA
Construction Consultancy Framework
Wednesday 8 June 2022, 2:00-3:30pm
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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Understanding the Questions in the Single Procurement Document (SPD) - Buyer Training for SDP Membership Organisations
Buyer Training
Friday 10 June 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm
Webinar Buyer Event
Open only to SDP Membership Organisations, this webinar will give procurement and economic development colleagues insight into the questions asked within the SPD document.
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1.1 Working with the Public Sector - All You Need to Know
Tuesday 14 June 2022, 10:30-11:30am
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 2022
Wednesday 15 June 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm
Virtual Event SDP Event
Register your place at Meet the Buyer 2022!
NHS Lanarkshire logo
Talking Tenders with NHS Lanarkshire
Diversifying the NHS Supply Chain: Supplier Engagement Event
Wednesday 15 June 2022, 11:15am-12:30pm
Virtual Event Partner Event
NHS Lanarkshire 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 NHS Lanarkshire as well as the free support available through the Supplier Development Programme designed to help you tender more successfully.
Dumfries and Galloway logo
Dumfries and Galloway Meet the Buyer Roadshow
Dumfries
Wednesday 22 June 2022, 9:00am-12:30pm
Dumfries Partner Event
Dumfries and Galloway Council, in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme, is hosting a series of Meet the Buyer events to boost supplier engagement in the South of Scotland.
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1.3 Getting Your Business Tender Ready - The Checklist
Thursday 23 June 2022, 2:00-3:00pm
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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2.4 Improving Your Bid Score - Increase Your Tender Win Rate
Wednesday 29 June 2022, 2:00-3:00pm
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
Dumfries and Galloway logo
Dumfries and Galloway Meet the Buyer Roadshow
Stranraer
Friday 1 July 2022, 9:00am-12:30pm
Stranraer Partner Event
Dumfries and Galloway Council, in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme, is hosting a series of Meet the Buyer events to boost supplier engagement in the South of Scotland.
Forestry and Land Scotland logo
Talking Tenders with Forestry and Land Scotland
Roads Maintenance Contract Opportunity
Tuesday 5 July 2022, 10:00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Join this webinar to find out more about Forestry and Land Scotland's Roads Maintenance contract opportunity.
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1.4 Planning Your Bid – Time and Resources
Wednesday 13 July 2022, 2:00-3:00pm
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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Fife & Tayside Procurement Surgery
Hosted by Dundee City Council
Tuesday 19 July 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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Quick Quotes made easy
Tuesday 26 July 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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2.1 Passing the Selection Stage – The Single Procurement Document (SPD)
Wednesday 17 August 2022, 11:00am-12:30pm
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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1.1 Working with the Public Sector - All You Need to Know
Thursday 1 September 2022, 2:00-3:30pm
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.
Meet the Buyer North logo
Meet the Buyer North 2022
Wednesday 7 September 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm
Virtual Event SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer North 2022 promises to be the biggest and best yet!
10DR
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.
PCS logo
1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Wednesday 14 September 2022, 11:00am-12:30pm
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 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.
welder
2.2 How to Write Outstanding Tenders - The Invitation to Tender (ITT) Stage
Wednesday 21 September 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm
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.
Meet the Buyer South logo
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.
PCS logo
1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Wednesday 12 October 2022, 10:30am-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.
welder
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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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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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.
angle
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.
PCS logo
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.
angle
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.
angle-mid
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.
hard-hat
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.
angle-mid
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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