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.

 

Events list
Events calendar
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1.2 Using PCS & the ESPD - Early Learning and Childcare Providers
Monday 27 January 2020, 5.30-7:45pm
Perth SDP Event
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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - Edinburgh
Tuesday 28 January 2020, 9.00am-12:00pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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3.1 Seeking feedback and improving your bid - WEBINAR
Tuesday 28 January 2020, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this workshop
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1.2 Using PCS-T and Tender Procedures - South Lanarkshire Education Resources – Education Services to Procured Service Agreement (PSA)
Wednesday 29 January 2020, 10.00am-12:00pm
Hamilton SDP Event
This course is ideal for suppliers that wish to engage in a future Framework opportunity on Education Resources with South Lanarkshire Council.
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MVV Environment Baldovie Meet the Buyer Event
Thursday 30 January 2020, 8.00-11:00am
Dundee External Event
Supported by Dundee City and Angus Councils, MVV Environment Baldovie is holding a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event in order to create awareness and engage with local suppliers of goods and services who will enable us to operate and maintain its newly built Energy from Waste Combined Heat and Power facility on Forties Road, Dundee. Operations are due to start in the summer of 2020.
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1.2 Using PCS & the ESPD - Early Learning and Childcare Providers
Thursday 30 January 2020, 5.30-7:45pm
Perth SDP Event
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SLC Passenger Transport Services Framework - PCS-t training
Friday 31 January 2020, 10.00am-1:00pm
Blantyre Partner Event
This session will support bidders interested in this opportunity, that are new to electronic tendering via PCS-t
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0.1. Introduction To Working With The Public Sector
Tuesday 4 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Paisley SDP Event
This Level 1 (Beginner) workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - Edinburgh
Tuesday 11 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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3.2 The Supplier’s role in Contract Relationship Management - WEBINAR
Wednesday 12 February 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Winning a tender is just the beginning
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Cyber Scotland Week 2020
Monday 17 February 2020am-Sunday 23 February 2020, 5:00pm
External Event
‘Cyber Scotland Week 2020’ is planned for 17-23 February, and will be organised by the Scottish Government in partnership with ScotlandIS, the national trade association which champions the country’s vital and growing digital technologies sector.
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1.2 Using PCS and Other Portals
Tuesday 18 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.
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Meet the Public Sector Buyer - Taycities
Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10.00am-2:00pm
Dundee Partner Event
Attend this free event to learn more about future contract opportunities in Tayside.
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The Gathering 2020
Wednesday 19 February 2020, 9.00am-Thursday 20 February 2020, 5:00pm
Glasgow External Event
Organised every year by SCVO, The Gathering is the largest free voluntary sector event in the UK, a place for all the amazing people working in the sector to network, showcase what they do and learn from each other.
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD
Wednesday 19 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Elgin SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about tender procedures at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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Innovation in Scotland’s Energy Storage Industry Supply Chain Event
Thursday 20 February 2020, 9.00am-4:00pm
Dundee External Event
The focus of the event is on supply chain opportunities associated with energy storage projects, including supply of chemicals, materials and new technologies.
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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - Dumfries and Galloway
Thursday 20 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dumfries SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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3.2. The Supplier’s Role in Contract Relationship Management - Falkirk
Thursday 20 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Falkirk SDP Event
Ensure you manage your contracts correctly with the help of this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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3.3 Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace - WEBINAR
Tuesday 25 February 2020, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
Join this webinar to discover how to grow your business by exploring new public sector markets via additional UK Government Portals – including the Sell2Wales, MOD Defence Contracts Bulletin & Contracts Finder portals
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - East Ayrshire Council
Wednesday 26 February 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
East Ayrshire SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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1.2 Using PCS-T and Tender Procedures - South Lanarkshire Education Resources – Education Services to Procured Service Agreement (PSA)
Thursday 27 February 2020, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar SDP Event
This course is ideal for suppliers that wish to engage in a future Framework opportunity on Education Resources with South Lanarkshire Council.
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2.4. Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability – Fife
Wednesday 4 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glenrothes SDP Event
Understand community benefits and environmental issues at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid – Edinburgh
Thursday 5 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid – East Ayrshire Council
Tuesday 10 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
East Ayrshire SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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Helping you Bid Better; examine the ESPD question by question - WEBINAR
Wednesday 11 March 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
This course will look at the questions within the ESPD document – to help you to understand what information is required.
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD – Glasgow
Tuesday 17 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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Health & Safety workshop - WEBINAR
Thursday 19 March 2020, 1.00-1:30pm
Webinar
Managing health and safety doesn’t have to be complicated, costly or time consuming – it’s easier than you think.
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Lanarkshire’s Meet the "Real" Buyer
Tuesday 24 March 2020, 10.00am-3:00pm
Motherwell Partner Event
This event is an opportunity for local businesses to talk to leading contractors and local authority services from North and South Lanarkshire, supported by SDP.
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3.3. Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace – Clackmannanshire
Thursday 26 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Alloa SDP Event
Grow your business by exploring new public sector markets at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD – Edinburgh
Tuesday 31 March 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about tender procedures and the ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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0.1 Introduction to Working with the Public Sector -WEBINAR
Thursday 2 April 2020, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar
This Level 1 workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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1.1 Introduction to Tendering - WEBINAR
Wednesday 15 April 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 workshop
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1.2 Using PCS and Other Portals - South Lanarkshire
Tuesday 21 April 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Hamilton SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.
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P4H Scotland 2020
Tuesday 28 April 2020, 8.30am-4:00pm
Edinburgh Partner Event
P4H Scotland is a public healthcare procurement event, that brings together more than 600 key decision makers from across Scotland’s £2.3bn NHS procurement marketplace.
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3.2. The Supplier’s Role in Contract Relationship Management - South Ayrshire Council
Tuesday 5 May 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
SDP Event
Ensure you manage your contracts correctly with the help of this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - North Lanarkshire
Thursday 7 May 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Coatbridge SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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Food and Drink Sector Engagement Event with Food For Life Scotland, Scotland Food and Drink and Scotland Excel
Thursday 7 May 2020, 10.00am-3:00pm
Perth External Event
Save the date for this engagement event aimed at suppliers in the Food and Drink Sector.
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0.1. Introduction To Working With The Public Sector
Thursday 14 May 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
BISHOPBRIGGS SDP Event
This Level 1 (Beginner) workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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2.2 Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - WEBINAR
Wednesday 27 May 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 workshop
Meet the Buyer 2020
Meet the Buyer 2020
Tuesday 2 June 2020, 10.00am-4:00pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer 2020 promises to be the biggest and best yet!
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1.1. Introduction to Tendering
Thursday 11 June 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - Glasgow
Thursday 18 June 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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0.1 Introduction to Working with the Public Sector -WEBINAR
Tuesday 23 June 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
This Level 1 workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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2.4 Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability - WEBINAR
Thursday 25 June 2020, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar
Sustainable procurement is a vital element of public sector procurement. This webinar will help you to fully understand community benefits and environmental issues
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3.2 The Supplier’s role in Contract Relationship Management - WEBINAR
Wednesday 12 August 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Winning a tender is just the beginning
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3.3 Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace - WEBINAR
Thursday 27 August 2020, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar
Join this webinar to discover how to grow your business by exploring new public sector markets via additional UK Government Portals – including the Sell2Wales, MOD Defence Contracts Bulletin & Contracts Finder portals
Meet the Buyer North 2020
Meet the Buyer North 2020
Wednesday 2 September 2020, 9.00am-3:00pm
Aviemore SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer North 2020 promises to be the biggest and best yet!
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2.3. Improving Your Bid Score – Glasgow
Thursday 10 September 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid – Glasgow
Thursday 8 October 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Thursday 22 October 2020, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.
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2.4. Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability – Glasgow
Tuesday 10 November 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Coatbridge SDP Event
Understand community benefits and environmental issues at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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1.2 Using PCS and Other Portals
Wednesday 25 November 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Clydebank SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.
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Procurex Scotland 2020
Monday 30 November 2020
Glasgow Partner Event
Save the date! Procurex is Scotland's annual festival of procurement, encompassing Procurex Scotland and the Scottish Government 16th National Procurement Conference.
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1.1. Introduction to Tendering
Tuesday 1 December 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Glasgow SDP Event
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Thursday 4 February 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Thursday 25 February 2021, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - WEBINAR
Thursday 4 March 2021, 3.00-4:30pm
Webinar
This Level 2 workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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3.2 The Supplier’s role in Contract Relationship Management - WEBINAR
Tuesday 27 April 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Winning a tender is just the beginning
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3.3 Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace - WEBINAR
Wednesday 2 June 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Join this webinar to discover how to grow your business by exploring new public sector markets via additional UK Government Portals – including the Sell2Wales, MOD Defence Contracts Bulletin & Contracts Finder portals
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