Postponed: Lanarkshire’s Meet the "Real" Buyer

Lanarkshire's Meet the Real Buyer Event
Venue:Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility
O'Donnell Way
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Postponed – future date TBC

MotherwellPartner Event

Status: Cancelled with the aim of rescheduling in the future

In light of the information issued by the Scottish Government and the UK Government regarding additional social distancing measures required from the public surrounding COVID-19, including events which involve more than 500 attendees, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council and the Supplier Development Programme have taken the decision to cancel this event, with the aim of rescheduling it in the future. SDP apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Additional Information

It is important to note that the public sector in Scotland is open for business, and you are encouraged to tender for upcoming opportunities issued through Public Contracts Scotland.

If you are a Scottish-based SME or supported business, there is a host of information and resources available to directly support you on the SDP website. You must register and log in to view these, where you will also be able to view and book upcoming free webinars. You will also be able to view your local authority’s dedicated SDP Representative’s contact details, who you are encouraged to contact if you have any queries.

The Supplier Development Programme has issued guidance regarding our upcoming face-to-face training and events, which can be viewed on the SDP website. This information is updated during normal working hours. The Supplier Development Programme urges all suppliers to follow advice issued by Health Protection Scotland and NHS Scotland.

We will be in touch to announce more details of the postponed Meet Lanarkshire’s “Real” Buyer. If you have any questions, please contact

To learn more about Scotland’s Buyers, you can also visit the North Lanarkshire Council SDP webpage or the South Lanarkshire Council SDP webpage.


For Information Only

Jointly hosted by North and South Lanarkshire Councils, and supported by Supplier Development Programme, the Lanarkshire Meet the “Real” Buyer event was scheduled to take place at Ravenscraig Sports Facility on 24th March 2020 from 10am to 3pm.  This event is now cancelled.  The following description has been left available for information only.

This event is an opportunity for local businesses to talk to leading contractors and local authority services that commission the actual work, and hear more about the upcoming contracts that businesses can bid/tender for in the future.

Please take time to visit the workshops taking place during the event:

10.00 – 11.00    Cyber Security

Hosted by: Ricky Hutton Police Scotland

11.00 – 11.45     How to engage with council procurement processes

Hosted by: Audrey Telfer North Lanarkshire Council and David Anderson South Lanarkshire Council

12.00 – 12.45     Tender Support & Using Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)

Hosted by: Gillian Cameron, Supplier Development Programme

13.00 – 13.45     Scotland Excel Framework Opportunities

Hosted by:  Project Manager, Scotland Excel

14:00 – 14.45    Supply Chain Opportunities for Lanarkshire businesses / Sustainable

Hosted by:  Zero Waste Scotland and Hub South West

In attendance will be buyers to form a Business Support Zone, Contractor Zone and Real Buyer Zone.

Business Support Zone

Supplier Development Programme

North Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

Scottish Government - PCS/PCS -T

Scottish Procurement Alliance


Scotland Excel

Skills Development Scotland

Lanarkshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Developing Young Workforce

Business Gateway Lanarkshire

NLC Vocational Education and Foundation Apprenticeship 

Federation of Small Businesses

Business Loans Scotland

Crown Commercial Service

Partnership 4 Procurement

Procurement for Housing

Rothera Group


hub South West Scotland


Healthy Working Lives

Contractor Zone

Advance Construction Scotland Ltd

BAM Construction

CCG Scotland Group

Corporate Moves


Envirotec Ltd

Graham Group

Hadden Group

Kier Regional Building

Linear Group

Mears Group

Morgan Sindall

Patersons of Greenoakhill Ltd

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

Real Buyer Zone – North and South Lanarkshire Council Services

Catering and Cleaning

Corporate and Finance



Housing Maintenance/Minor Works

ICT and Digital

Leisure and Culture

New Build


Social Care

Waste & Environmental

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