Case studies

Here are case studies, stories and testimonials received from Scottish SMEs that have benefited from attending SDP’s training.

Have you won a contract after participating in SDP training? Would you like to share your success story? Submit your details here and your business could be SDP’s featured business of the month!

You can also read and download case studies on different local authorities, and the approaches used by the Supplier Development Programme on a local level across Scotland. Contact info@sdpscotland.co.uk for more information, or learn more about how local authorities and member organisations can support your SME business in procurement and business development by exploring our site.


Success Stories: SDP Helps M2M Cloud Win Silver Lining with Highland Council Contract

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M2M Cloud won its first ever public sector contract in August 2019, following the development of a novel internet of things (IoT) water-monitoring technology.

Dundee Charity Bids for First Time

Two members of staff from the University of Dundee Nursery Ltd. attended the Supplier Development Programme’s free training session on how to bid for Dundee City Council’s 1140 Hours Framework opportunity,Two members of staff from the University of Dundee Nursery Ltd. attended the Supplier Development Programme’s free training session on how to bid for Dundee City Council’s 1140 Hours Framework opportunity through Scotland’s public sector procurement website, Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) along with more than 50 public and private early learning providers in October 2019.

Dundee City Council Partners with Supplier Development Programme to Provide Free Training to Early Learning and Childcare Providers

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In order to meet the Scottish Government’s pledge to increase free childcare hours from 600 per year to 1,140 by August 2020, Dundee City Council will go out to tender in November 2019 for delivery of Early Learning and Childcare Services. The Supplier Development Programme and Dundee City Council, supported by Business Gateway, have been working together to help local business prepare for the tendering process.

Success stories: Consult Lift Services

Based in Renfrewshire, Phil Reilly has built Consult Lift Services from the ground up. Beginning with a course attended personally by Phil in 2009, Consult Lift Services has gone from strength to strength in public sector tendering by putting into practice what can be learned from the Supplier Development Programme.

“We started out by trying to win anything at all with public sector tendering in 2008, but we were constantly unsuccessful,” said Phil Reilly, Chairman of Consult Lift Services Ltd. “We wanted to work with councils, because you know you’ll get paid, but we just couldn’t get our foot in the door.”

Success stories: Horisk Leslie Development

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“Horisk Leslie Development is a software development consultancy specialising in developing websites, web applications and database solutions to enhance business processes and improve business efficiency. Our work includes bespoke e-commerce websites, online booking and management systems, helpdesk systems and membership databases.

“The Supplier Development Programme helped us with our successful bid for a place on the Scottish Government Application Design and Development Framework.

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