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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SOSE Engagement Tour Coldstream
Monday 6 December 2021, 6.45-8:00pm
External Event
SOSE is visiting 24 villages and towns across the South of Scotland from November 2021 to March 2022 as part of its first event engagement tour.
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1.5 Pricing Your Tender - A Sustainable Approach
Tuesday 7 December 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar SDP Event
Pricing is just as important in tendering as writing, but rarely gets much focus. In this webinar we will help you to understand what the public sector are looking for, and how pricing considerations should drive practical decision making when bidding.
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Rail Cluster Builder - HS2 Opportunities for Scottish Businesses
Tuesday 7 December 2021, 12.00-1:00pm
External Event
Rail Cluster Builder invites Scottish businesses to learn more about HS2 opportunitiesd
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1.2 Using Public Contract Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities
Wednesday 8 December 2021, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
Join this webinar to learn everything you need to know about Public Contracts Scotland, the national public sector tender portal for Scotland.
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Talking Tenders with Scotland Excel
Pre-supplier engagement event
Postponed – future date TBC
Webinar
This webinar is ideal for local business that are is interested in the supply and delivery of quarry products; coated /uncoated /recycled roadstone and ready mixed concrete. Please join us to hear the details of this upcoming framework opportunity from Scotland Excel.
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SOSE Engagement Tour Online Event
Wednesday 8 December 2021, 6.45-8:00pm
External Event
SOSE is visiting 24 villages and towns across the South of Scotland from November 2021 to March 2022 as part of its first event engagement tour.
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3.2 Expanding Your Business Globally – Tendering in New Markets
Thursday 9 December 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
This workshop shows experienced bidders how to grow your business by exploring new public sector markets, including bidding for OJEU and international contracts.
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2.1 Passing the Selection Stage – The Single Procurement Document (SPD)
Tuesday 14 December 2021, 10.30am-12:30pm
Webinar
During this webinar we take an in-depth look at the Single Procurement Document (SPD), which was formerly known as the ESPD and PQQ. Attend this course to gain tips and hints that will help you ace this first step and move forward in the bidding process.
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Talking Tenders with East Renfrewshire Council
Tuesday 14 December 2021, 2.00-4:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
Join us to hear colleagues from East Renfrewshire Council Employability Services, discuss an upcoming tender opportunity for Training and Employability Framework.
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1.3 Getting Your Business Tender Ready
Wednesday 15 December 2021, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar SDP Event
Knowing what your business needs to have in place before you start tendering is the foundation to success. This webinar will provide you with an easy to use checklist and description of all the policies, processes and evidence you need to have ready before you bid on an opportunity.
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 15 December 2021, 9.30am-12:00pm
Partner Event
Falkirk Council provides extensive support to local suppliers through Procurement Clinics. Local suppliers are invited to attend clinic appointments lasting 30 minutes
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Cyber Resilience- helping you meet the requirements of public sector tendering
Cyber Security Procurement Support Tool for Suppliers
Thursday 16 December 2021, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
If you or your suppliers rely on digital services or products to deliver public services, the services you provide to the public is at risk.
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1.2 Using PCS & PCS-t to bid for the Angus Council Housing Maintenance contracts
Thursday 16 December 2021, 6.00-7:30pm
Webinar
This training is designed to walk you through - step by step, the bidding process for the Angus Council Housing Maintenance and re-Painting contract. This is an ideal opportunity for those interested in this tender opportunity - to watch an SDP expert, find the tender advert in PCS, access the tender documents and visit the buyers questions to help you to prepare to bid.
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Talking Tenders with Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS)
Deer and Wildlife Management Services
Thursday 16 December 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
Join us to hear more information from Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) about an upcoming tender opportunity for deer and wildlife management within Scotland’s national forests and land, to support and contribute to biodiversity, climate emergency mitigation, social, cultural and silvicultural objectives.
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2.2 How to Write Outstanding Tenders - The Invitation to Tender (ITT) Stage
Tuesday 11 January 2022, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar SDP Event
Bidding is all about getting the right words on the page and getting a compliant bid submitted on time. This webinar will demonstrate how to use PCS and PCS-T and will also look at how to construct excellent responses to buyer’s questions.
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1.4 Planning Your Bid – Time and Resources
Wednesday 12 January 2022, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
The biggest learning curve in tendering is understanding the time, energy and resources that go into creating a winning bid. This webinar will walk you through the steps of how to plan and manage your bid, making it as stress free as possible.
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1.5 Pricing Your Tender - A Sustainable Approach
Wednesday 19 January 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar SDP Event
Pricing is just as important in tendering as writing, but rarely gets much focus. In this webinar we will help you to understand what the public sector are looking for, and how pricing considerations should drive practical decision making when bidding.
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SOSE Engagement Tour Newton Stewart
Monday 24 January 2022, 6.45-8:00pm
External Event
SOSE is visiting 24 villages and towns across the South of Scotland from November 2021 to March 2022 as part of its first event engagement tour.
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2.3 Understanding and Bidding - Frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)
Tuesday 25 January 2022, 2.00-4:30pm
Webinar
New Frameworks are an integral part of public procurement and can be a lucrative source of business, but it’s essential to understand the Agreement. This workshop explains the types of frameworks available and what you can expect from them.
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SOSE Engagement Tour Galashiels
Wednesday 26 January 2022, 6.45-8:00pm
External Event
SOSE is visiting 24 villages and towns across the South of Scotland from November 2021 to March 2022 as part of its first event engagement tour.
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SOSE Engagement Tour Peebles
Thursday 27 January 2022, 6.45-8:00pm
External Event
SOSE is visiting 24 villages and towns across the South of Scotland from November 2021 to March 2022 as part of its first event engagement tour.
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2.4 Improving Your Bid Score - Increase Your Tender Win Rate
Tuesday 8 February 2022, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know exactly what the buyer is looking for. This webinar provides an insight into the buyers’ needs and expectations to ensure you win points
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South Lanarkshire Council: New Quick Quote Process
Tuesday 15 February 2022, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Join us to hear from South Lanarkshire Council procurement experts provide an update on the SLC tender process using quick quote.
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2.1 Passing the Selection Stage – The Single Procurement Document (SPD)
Wednesday 16 February 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
During this webinar we take an in-depth look at the Single Procurement Document (SPD), which was formerly known as the ESPD and PQQ. Attend this course to gain tips and hints that will help you ace this first step and move forward in the bidding process.
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2.5 Responding to Tender Policy Requirements - Power of Procurement
Tuesday 22 February 2022, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
As well as environmental issues this webinar also covers social issues such as net zero, community wealth building plus legal policy requirements like health and safety. This webinar will help you to navigate this changing landscape and provide the most up to date policies in your bids.
scottish government logo
Cyber Resilience- helping you meet the requirements of public sector tendering
Cyber Security Procurement Support tool for Suppliers
Tuesday 1 March 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
If you or your suppliers rely on digital services or products to deliver public services, the services you provide to the public is at risk.
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2.2 How to Write Outstanding Tenders - The Invitation to Tender (ITT) Stage
Wednesday 2 March 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar SDP Event
Bidding is all about getting the right words on the page and getting a compliant bid submitted on time. This webinar will demonstrate how to use PCS and PCS-T and will also look at how to construct excellent responses to buyer’s questions.
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3.1 Understanding Your Role in Contract Management – Critical Success Factors
Tuesday 8 March 2022, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
This advanced workshop explains how to successfully deliver on your contract, what to do if things go wrong, and how to win again when it is retendered.
angle-mid
2.3 Understanding and Bidding - Frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)
Wednesday 16 March 2022, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
New Frameworks are an integral part of public procurement and can be a lucrative source of business, but it’s essential to understand the Agreement. This workshop explains the types of frameworks available and what you can expect from them.
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P4H Scotland 2021
Wednesday 16 March 2022, 9.00am-5:00pm
External Event
P4H Scotland announces hybrid event for buyers and suppliers of the healthcare procurement community.
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3.2 Expanding Your Business Globally – Tendering in New Markets
Tuesday 22 March 2022, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
This workshop shows experienced bidders how to grow your business by exploring new public sector markets, including bidding for OJEU and international contracts.
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2.4 Improving Your Bid Score - Increase Your Tender Win Rate
Wednesday 30 March 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know exactly what the buyer is looking for. This webinar provides an insight into the buyers’ needs and expectations to ensure you win points
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Meet the Buyer South 2022
Virtual Event Bookings
Tuesday 5 April 2022, 10.00am-4:00pm
Partner Event
Save the date! The first ever Meet the Buyer South promises to be a fantastic opportunity for suppliers in the South of Scotland!
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2.5 Responding to Tender Policy Requirements - Power of Procurement
Wednesday 13 April 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
As well as environmental issues this webinar also covers social issues such as net zero, community wealth building plus legal policy requirements like health and safety. This webinar will help you to navigate this changing landscape and provide the most up to date policies in your bids.
scottish government logo
Cyber Resilience- helping you meet the requirements of public sector tendering
Cyber Security Procurement Support Tool for Suppliers
Thursday 14 April 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
If you or your suppliers rely on digital services or products to deliver public services, the services you provide to the public is at risk.
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3.1 Understanding Your Role in Contract Management – Critical Success Factors
Wednesday 27 April 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
This advanced workshop explains how to successfully deliver on your contract, what to do if things go wrong, and how to win again when it is retendered.
standing
3.2 Expanding Your Business Globally – Tendering in New Markets
Wednesday 11 May 2022, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
This workshop shows experienced bidders how to grow your business by exploring new public sector markets, including bidding for OJEU and international contracts.

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