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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Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 19 August 2020, 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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Helping you Bid Better; examine the ESPD question by question - WEBINAR
Tuesday 25 August 2020, 11.00am-12:30pm
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
Wednesday 26 August 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this workshop
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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
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0.1 Introduction to Working with the Public Sector -WEBINAR
Tuesday 1 September 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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Meet the Buyer North 2020: Live Virtual Event
Wednesday 2 September 2020, 10.00am-4:00pm
SDP Event
Though a physical Meet the Buyer North event cannot take place in 2020, SDP invites suppliers to participate in a virtual event on 2 September.
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2.1 Tender Procedures and the ESPD - WEBINAR
Thursday 3 September 2020, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 workshop
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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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Talking Tenders with NEPO
Tuesday 8 September 2020, 2.00-3:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
Join us to hear experts from North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) talk about the 70 framework agreements that you could bid to deliver – including professional & corporate services, construction and many more
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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 9 September 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Quick Quote is an online quotation facility within Public Contracts Scotland (PCS), that enables buyers to request competitive quotes electronically for low value purchases. Join our webinar to find how you can increase your chances of being invited to 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.
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 23 September 2020, 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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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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1.1 Introduction to Tendering - WEBINAR
Tuesday 29 September 2020, 12.00-1:30pm
Webinar
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 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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Talking Tenders with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
Tuesday 13 October 2020, 11.00am-12:00pm
Webinar SDP Event
This live webinar will give potential suppliers the opportunity to learn more about SEPA, its budget and upcoming tenders.
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Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 14 October 2020, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar
Quick Quote is an online quotation facility within Public Contracts Scotland (PCS), that enables buyers to request competitive quotes electronically for low value purchases. Join our webinar to find how you can increase your chances of being invited to 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
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 21 October 2020, 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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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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2.2 Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - WEBINAR
Tuesday 3 November 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 workshop
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Fife Council Meet the Buyer event
Thursday 5 November 2020, 10.00am-3:00pm
Partner Event
Save the date for a Meet the Buyer event hosted by Fife Council, as part of Fife Business Week, on 5 November 2020.
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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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3.2 The Supplier’s role in Contract Relationship Management - WEBINAR
Wednesday 11 November 2020, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
Winning a tender is just the beginning
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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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3.3 Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace - WEBINAR
Tuesday 17 November 2020, 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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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
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 25 November 2020, 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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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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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Thursday 3 December 2020, 11.00am-12:30pm
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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2.1 Tender Procedures and the ESPD - WEBINAR
Tuesday 8 December 2020, 12.00-1:30pm
Webinar
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 workshop
10DR
Quick Quotes made easy - WEBINAR
Wednesday 9 December 2020, 1.30-3:00pm
Webinar
Quick Quote is an online quotation facility within Public Contracts Scotland (PCS), that enables buyers to request competitive quotes electronically for low value purchases. Join our webinar to find how you can increase your chances of being invited to Quote.
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 16 December 2020, 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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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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2.1 Tender Procedures and the ESPD - WEBINAR
Thursday 21 January 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 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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2.2 Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities - WEBINAR
Wednesday 17 February 2021, 2.30-4:00pm
Webinar
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 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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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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2.4 Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability - WEBINAR
Tuesday 16 March 2021, 10.00-11:30am
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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3.3. 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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3.1 Seeking feedback and improving your bid - WEBINAR
Wednesday 7 April 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this workshop
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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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1.2 Using PCS and other portals - WEBINAR
Wednesday 19 May 2021, 2.30-4:00pm
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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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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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!
Meet the Buyer North 2020
Meet the Buyer North 2021
Tuesday 7 September 2021, 10.00am-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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