Meet the Buyer

Meet the Buyer National 2024

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Venue:Hampden Park
G42 9BA
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Wednesday 5 June 2024, 10:00am-3:30pm

GlasgowSDP Event

Join us for Meet the Buyer National 2024, Scotland’s largest event of its kind!

Now in its 15th year, Scotland's National Meet the Buyer event is taking place at Hampden Park on 5 June, from 10am - 3.30pm.

Come along to meet procurement teams, buyers and supply chain partners. Meet the Buyer is the place to discuss projects and tender opportunities, on a local and national scale, across Scotland and the UK.

Who's Exhibiting?


Headline Partners: Scottish Government and Scotland Excel

Registration Sponsor: PODS Health

Silver Partner: Bumblebee EV 


Education Zone: Sponsored by APUC & Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) 
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Energy Technology Partnership (ETP)
  • Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA)

Health Zone: Sponsored by NHS National Services Scotland

  • NHS National Services Scotland
  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Construction Zone: Sponsored by hub South West Scotland

  • hub South West Scotland
  • AmcoGiffen
  • Balfour Beatty
  • CITB
  • hub East Central Scotland
  • Linear Design & Construct
  • McAleer & Rushe Contracts UK Ltd
  • McTaggart Construction Ltd
  • Ogilvie Construction
  • RJ McLeod (Contractors) Limited
  • Robertson Facilities Management
  • Saltire Facilities Management

Transport Zone

  • AGS Airports on behalf of Glasgow Airport
  • Athlon
  • ScotRail Trains Limited
  • Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT)
  • Transport Scotland

Supported Business Zone

  • Access Technology 
  • In To Work
  • JSL Services 
  • Keela 
  • NL Industries
  • People Plus 
  • Scott Direct 
  • Trade Right International

Private Sector

  • Cumberland Platforms Limited (CPL)
  • Procurex
  • RS Components Ltd
  • SGN 
  • Sovereign Group Ltd 
  • Total Security Protection Ltd
  • Vattenfall
  • Venesky-Brown Recruitment

Public Sector

  • Business Gateway
  • Crown Commercial Service
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Glasgow Life
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • Living Wage Scotland
  • Ministry of Defence (MOD)
  • Northern Lighthouse Board
  • PfH Scotland
  • Police Scotland
  • Registers Of Scotland
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Procurement Alliance
  • Social Security Scotland
  • Wheatley Housing Group
  • Zero Waste Scotland

Local Authorities

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Argyll and Bute Council
  • Clackmannanshire Council
  • Dumfries & Galloway Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • East Dunbartonshire Council
  • East Lothian Council
  • East Renfrewshire Council
  • Falkirk Council
  • Fife Council
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Highland Council
  • Inverclyde Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • North Lanarkshire Council
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • Stirling Council
  • West Dunbartonshire Council
  • West Lothian Council

More to be announced...

What's happening?

This free to visit event gives you access to buyers and decision makers, from organisations across the public and private sectors. You'll have the chance to introduce your company, talk to key buyer contacts, and discover opportunities in their pipelines.

Whether you are a micro, small or medium sized supplier, Meet the Buyer National can help you get into public sector supply chains.  You will meet buyers connected to public sector projects, who are looking for suppliers that enrich local economies and support Community Wealth Building.

What are the Benefits of Attendance?

  • Opportunities to network with procurement teams and buyers from across the public and private sectors.
  • A chance to pitch your business innovations to buyers.
  • Hearing speakers discuss their experiences, pipeline projects and upcoming contract opportunities.
  • Explanation of procurement jargon and buzzwords.
  • Top tips on how to bid via Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender from SDP's expert trainers.
  • Inspiration for your business’ next steps. 

Who should attend Meet the Buyer National?

Meet the Buyer National is aimed towards helping Small Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) from across Scotland meet buyers. However, all are welcome! Wherever you are based, and however big your business is, there is something useful to be found here!

Not sure if your business’ products and services have a place in public and private sector procurement? You may be able to provide peripheral products and services nearby - for example, MOTs, food and drink, cleaning services, security services, local B&Bs, grounds maintenance. 

You can't afford to miss out on the chance to hear about upcoming projects and contracts.

You'll only know if you go...

Attendance is key. If you don’t sign up for this free event in advance, you will miss out on the opportunity to introduce your business to Scottish local authorities, framework providers, and big contractors.

If your business can attend just one event this year, make it Meet the Buyer 2024!

All suppliers are eligible to attend for free. However, you must register an account with SDP to book a place.

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