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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Supply Chain Cyber Security Tool - training for Buyers - WEBINAR
Wednesday 8 April 2020, 9.30-10:30am
Webinar
If you are working in procurement, this free webinar will help you understand the Scottish Government's Scottish Cyber Assessment Service (SCAS) which seeks to improve supply chain cyber security by helping public sector bodies adopt a more consistent approach to cyber security during procurement.
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Supply Chain Cyber Security Tool - supplier training- WEBINAR
Wednesday 8 April 2020, 11.15am-12:15pm
Webinar
If you or your suppliers rely on digital services or products to deliver public services, the services you provide to the public are at risk.
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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 - WEBINAR
Tuesday 21 April 2020, 9.30am-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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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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East Renfrewshire Meet the Buyer Day
Thursday 30 April 2020, 10.00am-4:30pm
Giffnock Partner Event
East Renfrewshire Council are hosting a Meet the Buyer day for suppliers to find out about contract opportunities from the Council and how they can become a supplier.
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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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0.1. Introduction To Working With The Public Sector
Tuesday 5 May 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar SDP Event
This Level 1 (Beginner) workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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Postponed: SDP's Bidding Masterclass
Postponed – future date TBC
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 - WEBINAR
Thursday 7 May 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Webinar
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 - 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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1.1. Introduction to Tendering
Thursday 28 May 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dumfries SDP Event
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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East Renfrewshire Meet the Buyer Day
Thursday 28 May 2020, 10.00am-4:30pm
Giffnock Partner Event
East Renfrewshire Council are hosting a Meet the Buyer day for suppliers to find out about contract opportunities from the Council and how they can become a supplier.
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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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Supply Chain Cyber Security Tool - training for Buyers - WEBINAR
Thursday 11 June 2020, 9.30-10:30am
Webinar
If you are working in procurement, this free webinar will help you understand the Scottish Government's Scottish Cyber Assessment Service (SCAS) which seeks to improve supply chain cyber security by helping public sector bodies adopt a more consistent approach to cyber security during procurement.
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Supply Chain Cyber Security Tool - supplier training- WEBINAR
Thursday 11 June 2020, 11.15am-12:15pm
Webinar
If you or your suppliers rely on digital services or products to deliver public services, the services you provide to the public are at risk.
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD
Tuesday 16 June 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar SDP Event
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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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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East Renfrewshire Meet the Buyer Day
Thursday 25 June 2020, 10.00am-4:30pm
Giffnock Partner Event
East Renfrewshire Council are hosting a Meet the Buyer day for suppliers to find out about contract opportunities from the Council and how they can become a supplier.
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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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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD
Thursday 23 July 2020, 10.00am-1:00pm
Stranraer SDP Event
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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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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1.2 Using PCS and Other Portals
Thursday 24 September 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dumfries 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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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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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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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD
Thursday 19 November 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dumfries SDP Event
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD 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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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities
Thursday 21 January 2021, 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
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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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score
Thursday 25 March 2021, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dumfries SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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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!

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