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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2.4 Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability
Tuesday 20 April 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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1.2 Using PCS and PCS-Tender - Scottish Borders Council: Subcontracting Services Framework Agreement
Tuesday 20 April 2021, 3.30-5:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
Learn how to bid for the upcoming Subcontracting Services Framework Agreement with Scottish Borders Council.
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0.1. Introduction To Working With The Public Sector
Wednesday 21 April 2021, 11.00am-12:30pm
Webinar
This Level 1 (Beginner) workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 21 April 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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1.2 Using PCS & PCS-T - Early Learning & Childcare Funded Entitlement - Scottish Borders Council
Thursday 22 April 2021, 6.30-8:30pm
Webinar SDP Event
This training will provide guidance on bidding for Scottish Borders Council's upcoming Early Learning & Childcare Funded Entitlement tender.
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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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Ayrshire Virtual Meet the Buyer Event
Wednesday 28 April 2021, 9.30am-2:30pm
Virtual Event Partner Event
Register for the Ayrshire Meet the Buyer event with East Ayrshire Council, North Ayrshire Council, and South Ayrshire Council, in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme.
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1.2 Using PCS and PCS-Tender - Scottish Borders Council: Subcontracting Services Framework Agreement
Thursday 29 April 2021, 6.30-8:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
Learn how to bid for the upcoming Subcontracting Services Framework Agreement with Scottish Borders Council.
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid
Tuesday 4 May 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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1.1 Introduction to Tendering
Wednesday 5 May 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 workshop
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Talking Tenders with the MOD - MOD Defence Sourcing Portal
Thursday 6 May 2021, 11.00am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
Don’t dismiss this live meeting 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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Talking Tenders with Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Highland Councils
Tuesday 11 May 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar Partner Event
Join staff from the Shared Procurement Service during this live webinar and learn about working with Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Highland Councils.
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals
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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The City of Edinburgh Council - Temporary Accommodation
1.2 Using PCS & PCS-t to bid for the CEC Temporary Accommodation contract
Tuesday 25 May 2021, 10.30am-12:00pm
Webinar Partner Event
Join The City of Edinburgh Council Procurement at this online engagement event with the Supplier Development Programme.
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 26 May 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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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
Virtual Event SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer 2021 promises to be the biggest and best yet!
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2.1 Tender Procedures and the SPD
Wednesday 16 June 2021, 11.00am-12:30pm
Webinar
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new SPD at this Level 2 workshop
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals
Tuesday 22 June 2021, 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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P4H Scotland 2021
Tuesday 22 June 2021, 1.00am
External Event
P4H Scotland announces hybrid event for buyers and suppliers of the healthcare procurement community.
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 23 June 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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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities
Wednesday 30 June 2021, 11.00am-12:30pm
Webinar SDP Event
Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop
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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - WEBINAR
Wednesday 14 July 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
This Level 2 workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 21 July 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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2.4 Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability
Monday 26 July 2021, 11.00am-12:30pm
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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0.1. Introduction To Working With The Public Sector
Thursday 5 August 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
This Level 1 (Beginner) workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid
Wednesday 11 August 2021, 11.00am-12:30pm
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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1.1 Introduction to Tendering
Thursday 19 August 2021, 11.00am-12:30pm
Webinar
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 workshop
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3.2 The Supplier’s Role in Contract Relationship Management
Wednesday 25 August 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar SDP Event
Ensure you manage your contracts correctly with the help of this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 25 August 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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1.2 Using PCS and other portals
Thursday 2 September 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.
Meet the Buyer North 2021
Meet the Buyer North 2021
Tuesday 7 September 2021, 10.00am-3:00pm
Virtual Event SDP Event
Save the date! Meet the Buyer North 2021 promises to be the biggest and best yet!
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3.3 Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace - WEBINAR
Wednesday 8 September 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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2.1 Tender Procedures and the SPD
Thursday 16 September 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new SPD at this Level 2 workshop
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 22 September 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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2.2. Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities
Thursday 30 September 2021, 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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2.3 Improving Your Bid Score - WEBINAR
Thursday 14 October 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
This Level 2 workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 20 October 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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2.4 Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability
Thursday 28 October 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
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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0.1. Introduction To Working With The Public Sector
Tuesday 2 November 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
This Level 1 (Beginner) 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 11 November 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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1.1 Introduction to Tendering
Tuesday 16 November 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 workshop
Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council Procurement Clinics
Wednesday 24 November 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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3.2 The Supplier’s Role in Contract Relationship Management
Thursday 25 November 2021, 11.00am-12:30pm
Webinar SDP Event
Ensure you manage your contracts correctly with the help of this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals
Tuesday 30 November 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
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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3.3 Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace - WEBINAR
Thursday 9 December 2021, 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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2.1 Tender Procedures and the SPD
Tuesday 14 December 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new SPD at this Level 2 workshop
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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