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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Stirling Council Community Wealth Building: Supplier Event
in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme
Tuesday 12 July 2022, 10:00am-1:00pm
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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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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Open Supplier Meeting for the Civil Engineering Framework (Scotland)
Supplier Aligned Training
Thursday 14 July 2022, 2:30-4:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
The Scottish Government has arranged an Open Supplier Meeting for contractors (Tier 1, Tier 2 , Tier 3, SMEs, etc.) interested in being a Framework Supplier or being part of the supply chain for subsequent civil engineering projects.
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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.
Social Security Scotland
Talking Tenders with Social Security Scotland
Catering Contract
Tuesday 19 July 2022, 3:30-4:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
Please join us to hear from colleagues within Social Security Scotland, as we discuss an upcoming contract for catering services in both Scottish offices. This Talking Tenders will be of particular interest to those classed as a Supported Business or a Social Enterprise.
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Talking Tenders with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Pest Control Services
Wednesday 20 July 2022, 10:00-11:30am
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.
NHS Lanarkshire logo
Talking Tenders with NHS Lanarkshire
Electrical and Plumbing Frameworks
Thursday 21 July 2022, 10:00-11:30am
Webinar 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.
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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-12:00pm
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.
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Talking Tenders with Scotland Excel: Repair, Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework
Dundee City Council In-Person Training Session - 9:00am
Tuesday 30 August 2022, 9:00-11:00am
Dundee Partner Event
Dundee City Council, in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme and Scotland Excel, is hosting supplier engagement sessions to help local businesses gain a better understanding of how to bid for the Repair, Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework.
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Talking Tenders with Scotland Excel: Repair, Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework
Dundee City Council In-Person Training Session - 12:00pm
Tuesday 30 August 2022, 12:00-2:00pm
Dundee Partner Event
Dundee City Council, in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme and Scotland Excel, is hosting supplier engagement sessions to help local businesses gain a better understanding of how to bid for the Repair, Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework.
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Talking Tenders with Aberdeenshire Council
Housing Projects
Wednesday 31 August 2022, 10:00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Join this webinar to find out how your business could work with Aberdeenshire Council.
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1.1 Working with the Public Sector - All You Need to Know
Thursday 1 September 2022, 2:00-3:00pm
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 North 2022
Wednesday 7 September 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm
Elgin SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer North 2022 promises to be the biggest and best yet!
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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.
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1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Wednesday 14 September 2022, 11:00am-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.
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Talking Tenders with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Ground Maintenance and Winter Services
Thursday 15 September 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.
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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.
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2.2 How to Write Outstanding Tenders - The Invitation to Tender (ITT) Stage
Wednesday 21 September 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.
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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-12:00pm
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.
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Talking Tenders with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
HIV/HCV Tender Webinar
Tuesday 11 October 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.
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1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Wednesday 12 October 2022, 10:30-11:30am
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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Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition
Thursday 13 October 2022, 9:00am-4:00pm
Glasgow External Event
Premier Publishing & Events will be hosting the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference Conference & Exhibition to serve as a national forum manufacturers and operators involved throughout the associated supply chains from across Scotland to gather to discuss pressing issues facing the industry.
Dundee City Council and Scotland Excel logo
Talking Tenders with Scotland Excel: Repair, Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework
1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland (PCS) - Supplier Aligned Training
Tuesday 18 October 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
Dundee City Council, in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme and Scotland Excel, is hosting supplier engagement sessions to help local businesses gain a better understanding of how to bid for the Repair, Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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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Meet the Buyer 2023
Wednesday 17 May 2023, 10:00am-4:00pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Register your place at Meet the Buyer 2023!

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