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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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2.4 Improving Your Bid Score - Increase Your Tender Win Rate
Tuesday 8 February 2022, 1.00-2:30pm
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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Talking Tenders with Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Support for Communities Framework
Thursday 10 February 2022, 10.30-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Join this training to find out more about HIE's Support for Communities Framework contract opportunity.
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South Lanarkshire Council: New Quick Quote Process
Tuesday 15 February 2022, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Join us to hear from South Lanarkshire Council procurement experts provide an update on the SLC tender process using quick quote.
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2.1 Passing the Selection Stage – The Single Procurement Document (SPD)
Wednesday 16 February 2022, 10.30am-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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Understanding the Questions in the Single Procurement Document (SPD) - Buyer Training for SDP Membership Organisations
Buyer Training
Thursday 17 February 2022, 2.00-3:30pm
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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2.5 Responding to Tender Policy Requirements - Power of Procurement
Tuesday 22 February 2022, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
As well as environmental issues this webinar also covers social issues such as net zero, community wealth building plus legal policy requirements like health and safety. This webinar will help you to navigate this changing landscape and provide the most up to date policies in your bids.
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Team Resolute Meet the Buyer
Wednesday 23 February 2022, 10.00am-4:00pm
Virtual Event Partner Event
Team Resolute is hosting a virtual Meet the Buyer event in Scotland as part of its Meet the Buyer UK Roadshow. Find out more.
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Talking Tenders with Scotland Excel
Social Care Agency Workers Flexible Framework
Wednesday 23 February 2022, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
Scotland Excel is retendering its Social Care Agency Workers Flexible Framework opportunity. Join this webinar to find out more about the tendering process.
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Talking Tenders with SDP and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport - Training PSA
Thursday 24 February 2022, 10.30am-12:30pm
Webinar SDP Event
Join SDP and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport to hear about our upcoming tender opportunity for the provision of training services through a Procured Service Arrangement (PSA).
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Cyber Scotland Week
Monday 28 February 2022, 9.00am-Tuesday 8 March 2022, 4:00pm
Virtual Event External Event
Cyber Scotland Week is planned for 28 February - 6 March, and will be organised by the Scottish Government.
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Cyber Resilience- helping you meet the requirements of public sector tendering
Cyber Security Procurement Support tool for Suppliers
Tuesday 1 March 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
If you or your suppliers rely on digital services or products to deliver public services, the services you provide to the public is at risk.
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2.2 How to Write Outstanding Tenders - The Invitation to Tender (ITT) Stage
Wednesday 2 March 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.
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3.1 Understanding Your Role in Contract Management – Critical Success Factors
Tuesday 8 March 2022, 1.00-2:30pm
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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Talking Tenders with East Lothian Council
e-Bike Hire Schemes
Thursday 10 March 2022, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
East Lothian Council invites suppliers to supplier engagement event to find out more about its upcoming e-Bike hire scheme opportunity. Find out more.
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2.3 Understanding and Bidding - Frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)
Wednesday 16 March 2022, 1.00-2:30pm
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.
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3.2 Expanding Your Business Globally – Tendering in New Markets
Tuesday 22 March 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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Fife & Tayside Procurement Surgery
Hosted by Angus Council
Tuesday 22 March 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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2.4 Improving Your Bid Score - Increase Your Tender Win Rate
Wednesday 30 March 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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Meet the Buyer South 2022
Virtual Event Bookings
Tuesday 5 April 2022, 10.00am-4:00pm
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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2.5 Responding to Tender Policy Requirements - Power of Procurement
Wednesday 13 April 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
As well as environmental issues this webinar also covers social issues such as net zero, community wealth building plus legal policy requirements like health and safety. This webinar will help you to navigate this changing landscape and provide the most up to date policies in your bids.
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Cyber Resilience- helping you meet the requirements of public sector tendering
Cyber Security Procurement Support Tool for Suppliers
Thursday 14 April 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
If you or your suppliers rely on digital services or products to deliver public services, the services you provide to the public is at risk.
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P4H Scotland
Monday 25 April 2022, 9.00am
External Event
P4H Scotland announces hybrid event for buyers and suppliers of the healthcare procurement community.
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3.1 Understanding Your Role in Contract Management – Critical Success Factors
Wednesday 27 April 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
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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3.2 Expanding Your Business Globally – Tendering in New Markets
Wednesday 11 May 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
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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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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Meet the Buyer 2022
Wednesday 15 June 2022, 10.00am-4:00pm
Virtual Event SDP Event
Register your place at Meet the Buyer 2022!
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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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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!
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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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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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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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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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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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