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.

 

Events list
Events calendar
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NNG Offshore Wind Supply Chain Event
Monday 2 March 2020, 9.30am-3:00pm
Musselburgh External Event
This event, being jointly hosted by EDF Renewables UK and ESB, is an opportunity for Scottish companies to find out how they can join the supply chain for the offshore wind farm project.
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NNG Offshore Wind Supply Chain Event
Tuesday 3 March 2020, 9.30am-3:00pm
North Queensferry External Event
This event, being jointly hosted by EDF Renewables UK and ESB, is an opportunity for Scottish companies to find out how they can join the supply chain for the offshore wind farm project.
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2.4. Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability
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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NNG Offshore Wind Supply Chain Event
Wednesday 4 March 2020, 9.30am-3:00pm
Dundee External Event
This event, being jointly hosted by EDF Renewables UK and ESB, is an opportunity for Scottish companies to find out how they can join the supply chain for the offshore wind farm project.
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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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NNG Offshore Wind Supply Chain Event
Thursday 5 March 2020, 9.30am-3:00pm
Aberdeen External Event
This event, being jointly hosted by EDF Renewables UK and ESB, is an opportunity for Scottish companies to find out how they can join the supply chain for the offshore wind farm project.
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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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1.2 Using PCS and Tender Procedures - Angus Council - School Transport Conveyance Contract in Brechin/Montrose Areas
Thursday 12 March 2020, 9.30am-12:00pm
Brechin SDP Event
This course is ideal for suppliers interested in tendering for Angus Council's upcoming supply of school transport in the Brechin/Montrose areas for taxi, minibus and bus contracts.
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD – Glasgow
Tuesday 17 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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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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Using PCS & PCS-T for North Lanarkshire Council ASN School Transport Tender Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)
Friday 20 March 2020, 10.30am-12:30pm
Coatbridge SDP Event
This course is ideal for private /licensed taxi contractors preparing to bid for North Lanarkshire Council's 'Transport of Pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN)' tender opportunity. Attending this training session will ensure that you're familiar and comfortable using the PCS & PCS-tender portals:-
Lanarkshire's Meet the Real Buyer Event
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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Using PCS & PCS-tender – South Lanarkshire
Wednesday 25 March 2020, 6.30-8:30pm
Hamilton SDP Event
This course is ideal for Early Learning and Childcare Services contractors preparing to bid for South Lanarkshire Council’s Early Learning and Childcare Services tender opportunity. Attending this training session will ensure that you’re familiar and comfortable using the PCS and PCS-tender portals.
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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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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 1 April 2020, 11.00am-12:30pm
Webinar
Join our webinar to find how to increase your chances of being invited to Quick Quote.
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0.1 Introduction to Working with the Public Sector -WEBINAR
Thursday 2 April 2020, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar
This Level 1 workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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1.1 Introduction to Tendering - WEBINAR
Wednesday 15 April 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 workshop
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1.2 Using PCS and Other Portals - South Lanarkshire
Tuesday 21 April 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
South Lanarkshire 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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1.1. Introduction to Tendering
Thursday 23 April 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Falkirk SDP Event
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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1.2 Using PCS and Other Portals - SELECT Trade Association
Thursday 23 April 2020, 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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P4H Scotland 2020
Tuesday 28 April 2020, 8.30am-4:00pm
Edinburgh Partner Event
P4H Scotland is a public healthcare procurement event, that brings together more than 600 key decision makers from across Scotland’s £2.3bn NHS procurement marketplace.
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Thursday 30 April 2020, 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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3.2. 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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0.1. Introduction To Working With The Public Sector
Tuesday 5 May 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Newtown St Boswells SDP Event
This Level 1 (Beginner) workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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SDP's Bidding Masterclass
Wednesday 6 May 2020, 9.00am-4:00pm
Glenrothes SDP Event
This practical, hands on, one day course is for experienced suppliers that want to build their capability in public sector tendering.
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - North Lanarkshire
Thursday 7 May 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Coatbridge SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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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.
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2.1 Tender Procedures and the ESPD - WEBINAR
Wednesday 13 May 2020, 2.30-4:00pm
Webinar
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 workshop
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0.1. Introduction To Working With The Public Sector
Thursday 14 May 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
BISHOPBRIGGS SDP Event
This Level 1 (Beginner) workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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1.2 Using PCS and Other Portals
Thursday 21 May 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Alloa 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 - WEBINAR
Wednesday 27 May 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 workshop
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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!
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - WEBINAR
Tuesday 9 June 2020, 2.30-4:00pm
Webinar
This Level 2 workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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1.1. Introduction to Tendering
Thursday 11 June 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD
Tuesday 16 June 2020, 9.00am-1:00pm
Stirling SDP Event
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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Health & Safety workshop - WEBINAR
Tuesday 16 June 2020, 10.30-11:00am
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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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 17 June 2020, 12.00-1:30pm
Webinar
Join our webinar to find how to increase your chances of being invited to Quick Quote.
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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - Glasgow
Thursday 18 June 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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0.1 Introduction to Working with the Public Sector -WEBINAR
Tuesday 23 June 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
This Level 1 workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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2.4 Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability - WEBINAR
Thursday 25 June 2020, 9.30-11:00am
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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Helping you Bid Better; examine the ESPD question by question - WEBINAR
Tuesday 30 June 2020, 1.00-2:30pm
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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3.1 Seeking feedback and improving your bid - WEBINAR
Tuesday 7 July 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this workshop
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Health & Safety workshop - WEBINAR
Wednesday 15 July 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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3.2 The Supplier’s role in Contract Relationship Management - WEBINAR
Wednesday 12 August 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Winning a tender is just the beginning
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3.3 Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace - WEBINAR
Thursday 27 August 2020, 9.30-11:00am
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
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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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Tuesday 8 September 2020, 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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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 9 September 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Join our webinar to find how to increase your chances of being invited to Quick Quote.
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2.3. Improving Your Bid Score – Glasgow
Thursday 10 September 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow 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
Tuesday 15 September 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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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities
Thursday 24 September 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Falkirk SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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0.1 Introduction to Working with the Public Sector -WEBINAR
Wednesday 7 October 2020, 2.30-4:00pm
Webinar
This Level 1 workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid
Thursday 8 October 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 14 October 2020, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
Join our webinar to find how to increase your chances of being invited to Quick Quote.
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score
Tuesday 20 October 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Alloa 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 20 October 2020, 2.00-2:30pm
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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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Thursday 22 October 2020, 9.30-11:00am
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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Helping you Bid Better; examine the ESPD question by question - WEBINAR
Tuesday 27 October 2020, 1.30-3:00pm
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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2.4. Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability – Glasgow
Tuesday 10 November 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Coatbridge SDP Event
Understand community benefits and environmental issues at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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1.2 Using PCS and Other Portals
Wednesday 11 November 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Newtown St Boswells 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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2.4. Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability
Thursday 19 November 2020, 9.00am-1:00pm
Stirling SDP Event
Understand community benefits and environmental issues at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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1.2 Using PCS and Other Portals
Wednesday 25 November 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Clydebank 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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1.1 Introduction to Tendering - WEBINAR
Thursday 26 November 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 workshop
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Procurex Scotland 2020
Monday 30 November 2020
Glasgow Partner Event
Save the date! Procurex is Scotland's annual festival of procurement, encompassing Procurex Scotland and the Scottish Government 16th National Procurement Conference.
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1.1. Introduction to Tendering
Tuesday 1 December 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 9 December 2020, 1.30-3:00pm
Webinar
Join our webinar to find how to increase your chances of being invited to Quick Quote.
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid
Thursday 21 January 2021, 9.30am-12:30pm
Falkirk SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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3.2 The Supplier’s Role in Contract Relationship Management
Thursday 18 February 2021, 9.30am-12:30pm
Alloa 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
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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