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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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score
Tuesday 20 October 2020, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar 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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Renfrewshire Council: Upcoming Procurement and Community Benefits Webinar
Wednesday 21 October 2020, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
Save the date for a webinar with Renfrewshire Council on community benefits related to two major upcoming construction projects.
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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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Procurex Scotland 2020
Tuesday 27 October 2020, 9.00am-4:00pm
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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Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum Webinar
Tuesday 27 October 2020, 11.00am-12:00pm
Webinar External Event
The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is holding a series of free advice webinars to help industry professionals improve their contractual and commercial awareness on construction projects.
"I didn't realise I needed this webinar until I did it; it clarifies a rather murky document and is worth every minute." - Supplier Feedback
Helping You Bid Better: Examine the ESPD Question by Question
Tuesday 27 October 2020, 1.30-3:00pm
Webinar
Delivered as a 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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Talking Tenders - Doing Business with North Lanarkshire Council and the Enterprise Strategic Commercial Partnership (ESCP) Project
Wednesday 28 October 2020, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Save the date for a webinar with North Lanarkshire Council as it enters the next stage of the Enterprise Strategic Commercial Partnership.
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1.2 Using PCS - Dundee City Council Quality Funded Early Learning and Childcare Webinar
Wednesday 28 October 2020, 6.00-7:30pm
Webinar SDP Event
This evening webinar is ideal for Early Learning and Childcare Services contractors preparing to bid for Dundee Council's Early Learning and Childcare tender opportunity. Attending this training session will ensure that you’re familiar and comfortable using PCS.
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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, 9.00am-2:00pm
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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2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD
Tuesday 10 November 2020, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar SDP Event
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum Webinar
Tuesday 10 November 2020, 11.00am-12:00pm
Webinar External Event
The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is holding a series of free advice webinars to help industry professionals improve their contractual and commercial awareness on construction projects.
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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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Crown Commercial Service - Building Cleaning Services DPS
Thursday 12 November 2020, 2.00-3:00pm
Webinar
Are you interested in the opportunity to bid for public sector cleaning contracts in Scotland and the rest of the UK? Join this free Talking Tenders webinar to learn more from CCS experts and get tips on how to apply.
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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, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar SDP Event
Understand community benefits and environmental issues at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
CICV Forum
Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum Webinar
Tuesday 24 November 2020, 11.00am-12:00pm
Webinar External Event
The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is holding a series of free advice webinars to help industry professionals improve their contractual and commercial awareness on construction projects.
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1.2 Using PCS and Other Portals
Wednesday 25 November 2020, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar SDP Event
Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory 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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1.1. Introduction to Tendering
Tuesday 1 December 2020, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar 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
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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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2.1 Tender Procedures and the ESPD - WEBINAR
Tuesday 12 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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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities
Thursday 21 January 2021, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar 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
Thursday 21 January 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar 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 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, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar 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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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 2021
Meet the Buyer North 2021
Tuesday 7 September 2021, 10.00am-3:00pm
Aviemore SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer North 2021 promises to be the biggest and best yet!

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