Postponed: Lanarkshire’s Meet the "Real" Buyer
Postponed – future date TBC
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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
hub South West Scotland
Healthy Working Lives
Advance Construction Scotland Ltd
CCG Scotland Group
Kier Regional Building
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
Waste & Environmental
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