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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2.2. 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
"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 SPD Question by Question
Tuesday 26 January 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Delivered as a webinar, this course will look at the questions within the SPD document [formally known as the ESPD] – to help you to understand what information is required.
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Talking Tenders with Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Highland Councils
Wednesday 27 January 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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3.1. Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid
Thursday 28 January 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop
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0.1. Introduction To Working With The Public Sector
Tuesday 2 February 2021, 2.00-3:30pm
Webinar
This Level 1 (Beginner) workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders
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1.2 Using PCS and other portals
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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Productivity Club Scotland
Friday 5 February 2021, 10.30am-12:45pm
External Event
Productivity Matters will be a month long expo dedicated to discussion, insights and training for businesses in Scotland to increase their productivity.
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1.1 Introduction to Tendering
Tuesday 9 February 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 workshop
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Productivity Club Scotland
Wednesday 10 February 2021, 10.30am-12:45pm
External Event
Productivity Matters will be a month long expo dedicated to discussion, insights and training for businesses in Scotland to increase their productivity.
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Talking Tenders with the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA)
Tuesday 16 February 2021, 10.30-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Join this live webinar to learn about working with the Scottish Procurement Alliance and how to bid for the SPA's Whole House Refurbishment (WH2) Direct Purchasing System.
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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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Productivity Club Scotland
Wednesday 17 February 2021, 10.30am-12:45pm
External Event
Productivity Matters will be a month long expo dedicated to discussion, insights and training for businesses in Scotland to increase their productivity.
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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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Cyber Scotland Week
Monday 22 February 2021am-Sunday 28 February 2021, 5:00pm
External Event
‘Cyber Scotland Week’ is planned for 22-28 February, and will be organised by the Scottish Government.
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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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2.1 Tender Procedures and the SPD
Tuesday 9 March 2021, 10.00-11:30am
Webinar
Understand the various types of tender and examine the new SPD at this Level 2 workshop
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2.4 Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability
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, 9.30-11:00am
Webinar 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 - WEBINAR
Tuesday 6 April 2021, 1.00-2:30pm
Webinar
This Level 2 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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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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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
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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
Save the date for an 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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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