Meet The Buyer 2016

  • June 2, 2016
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

SDP’s annual event returns to Murrayfield for 2016, bringing together suppliers and buyers from across the Scottish public sector

PLEASE NOTE this event is now Sold Out and due to high numbers the waiting list is also closed.

Scottish SME’s can still register with the Programme and take advantage of the free training SDP offers throughout the year. 

The public sector in Scotland spends £10billion annually. Can you afford to miss out?

Now in its 8th year, Supplier Development Programme’s “Meet The Buyer” is Scotland’s largest FREE public procurement event. Bringing together buyers from local Councils, NHS, universities and colleges, transport and more, the event offers you the chance to speak directly to some of country’s biggest purchasers and decision-makers. This year we have partnered with the Scottish Government and Business Gateway to make this year’s event the biggest and best we’ve ever held!

As well as a unique networking opportunity, Meet The Buyer 2016 will feature presentations and seminars from key buyers and procurement experts.

Why attend?

  • Meet buyers from over 40 public sector organisations
  • Find out about the Procurement Reform changes and what it means for your business
  • Make key contacts and find opportunities to grow your business

This is a drop-in event, delegates can arrive any time between the opening hours of 10am – 4pm.  A number of presentations will take place throughout the day in the Thistle Suite on a range of procurement-related topics, no pre-booking is required to attend these sessions.

Agenda (subject to change)

10:00  Doors open
10:30  Welcome – Cllr Tony Buchanan, Chairman of Supplier Development Programme
10:40  Scott Bell, Head Head of Procurement Reform Integration, Scottish Government
Lawrie Wilcox, Head of eCommerce Service and Best Practice (Pre-Award), Scottish Government
11:00  Keith Waller, Head of Infrastructure Performance, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, HM Treasury
11:30   Gill Joy, Supplier Development Programme
13:00  Ken Marr, Business Gateway
13:30  Jennifer Devlin, Engagement Manager, Glasgow 2018 European Championships
14:00  Gill Joy, Supplier Development Programme (repeat of 11.30 workshop)
16:00  Event close

Confirmed exhibitors:

President’s Suite

1 Public Contracts Scotland  & PCS-Tender
2 Public Contracts Scotland  & PCS-Tender
3 APUC Ltd
4 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
5 Scotland Excel
6 Historic Environment Scotland
7 Crown Commercial Services
8 Department for International Development (DFID)
9 Glasgow 2018 European Championships
10 CalMac Ferries Ltd
11 Defence Suppliers’ Service, Ministry of Defence
12 The Scottish Prison Service
13 Energy Saving Trust
14 Clackmannanshire Council
15 Dundee City Council
16 Dumfries and Galloway Council
17 East Ayrshire Council
18 East Dunbartonshire Council
19 East Lothian Council
20 East Renfrewshire Council
21 The City of Edinburgh Council
22 Falkirk Council
23 Fife Council
24 Glasgow City Council
25 The Highland Council
26 Supplier Development Programme
27 Scottish Government Procurement and Infrastructure
28 Inverclyde Council
29 Midlothian Council
30 The Moray Council
31 North Ayrshire Council
32 North Lanarkshire Council
33 Renfrewshire Council
34 Scottish Borders Council
35 South Ayrshire Council
36 South Lanarkshire Council
37 Stirling Council
38 Tayside Procurement Consortium
39 West Dunbartonshire Council
40 West Lothian Council

Thistle Suite

1 Infrastructure and Projects Authority
2 Transport Scotland
3 Scottish Water
4 Scottish Futures Trust
5 Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
6 Constructionline
7 Glass and Glazing Federation
8 Co-Operative Development Scotland
9 Ready for Business
10 FSB
11 Boston Networks
12 Abellio ScotRail Ltd
13 Balfour Beatty
14 BAM Construction Ltd
15 Brookfield Multiplex
16 Hadden Construction Ltd
17 Spectrum Service Solutions
18 SSE Enterprise
19 Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA)
20 Procurex/Go Awards
21 Scottish Enterprise
22 Business Gateway


Event Location

Venue:   BT Murrayfield Stadium

25 Roseburn Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH12 5PJ, United Kingdom

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