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.

 

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Meet the Buyer 2020: Live Virtual Event
Tuesday 2 June 2020, 10.00am-4:00pm
SDP Event
Though a physical Meet the Buyer event cannot take place in 2020, SDP invites suppliers to participate in a virtual event on 2 June that will focus on engagement with public sector buyers through a “Twitter Takeover,” supported by two SDP training webinars.
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Meet the Buyer Live Webinar - Public Contracts Scotland (PCS): What would you like to know?
Tuesday 2 June 2020, 3.00-4:00pm
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Your questions as a supplier will be answered live online during this interactive bespoke webinar during our Meet the Buyer 2020: Live Virtual Event. Whether you want to know where to find contract award information or how to ensure that buyers can invite you to provide a Quick Quote, this webinar will allow you to get answers on tendering from SDP's expert trainer!
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Thursday 4 June 2020, 10.30am-12:00pm
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
Tuesday 9 June 2020, 2.30-4:00pm
Webinar
This Level 2 workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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Supply Chain Cyber Security Tool - training for Buyers - WEBINAR
Thursday 11 June 2020, 9.30-10:30am
Webinar
If you are working in procurement, this free webinar will help you understand the Scottish Government's Scottish Cyber Assessment Service (SCAS) which seeks to improve supply chain cyber security by helping public sector bodies adopt a more consistent approach to cyber security during procurement.
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Supply Chain Cyber Security Tool - supplier training- WEBINAR
Thursday 11 June 2020, 11.15am-12:15pm
Webinar
If you or your suppliers rely on digital services or products to deliver public services, the services you provide to the public are at risk.
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1.1. Introduction to Tendering
Thursday 11 June 2020, 2.30-4:00pm
Webinar SDP Event
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD
Tuesday 16 June 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar SDP Event
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 17 June 2020, 12.00-1:30pm
Webinar
Join our webinar to find how to increase your chances of being invited to Quick Quote.
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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - Glasgow
Thursday 18 June 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar 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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Helping you Bid Better; examine the ESPD question by question - WEBINAR
Tuesday 30 June 2020, 1.00-2:30pm
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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3.1 Seeking feedback and improving your bid - WEBINAR
Tuesday 7 July 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this workshop
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Talking Tenders - Doing Business with Defence
Tuesday 14 July 2020, 10.30-11:30am
Webinar
Don’t dismiss this live webinar to find out how your company can work with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) - which buys a huge range of goods, works and services.
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD
Thursday 23 July 2020, 10.00am-1:00pm
Stranraer SDP Event
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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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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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Tuesday 8 September 2020, 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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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 9 September 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Join our webinar to find how to increase your chances of being invited to Quick Quote.
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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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Helping you Bid Better; examine the ESPD question by question - WEBINAR
Tuesday 15 September 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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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities
Thursday 24 September 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Falkirk 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
Wednesday 7 October 2020, 2.30-4:00pm
Webinar
This Level 1 workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid
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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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 14 October 2020, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
Join our webinar to find how to increase your chances of being invited to Quick Quote.
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score
Tuesday 20 October 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Alloa 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 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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Helping you Bid Better; examine the ESPD question by question - WEBINAR
Tuesday 27 October 2020, 1.30-3:00pm
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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2.4. 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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Food and Drink Sector Engagement Event with Food For Life Scotland, Scotland Food and Drink and Scotland Excel
Thursday 12 November 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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2.4. Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability
Thursday 19 November 2020, 9.00am-1:00pm
Stirling SDP Event
Understand community benefits and environmental issues at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD
Thursday 19 November 2020, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dumfries SDP Event
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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1.1 Introduction to Tendering - WEBINAR
Thursday 26 November 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 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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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 9 December 2020, 1.30-3:00pm
Webinar
Join our webinar to find how to increase your chances of being invited to Quick Quote.
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid
Thursday 21 January 2021, 9.30am-12:30pm
Falkirk SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities
Thursday 21 January 2021, 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
Thursday 18 February 2021, 9.30am-12:30pm
Alloa 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
Thursday 25 March 2021, 9.00am-1:00pm
Stirling SDP Event
Grow your business by exploring new public sector markets at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score
Thursday 25 March 2021, 9.30am-12:30pm
Dumfries SDP Event
This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
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Meet the Buyer 2021
Tuesday 8 June 2021, 10.00am-4:00pm
Edinburgh SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer 2021 promises to be the biggest and best yet!

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