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PCS Scheduled Downtime on the 25th January 2020

17 Jan 2020

Review Body information contained within a Contract Notice

17 Jan 2020: You may have noticed a recent change in Contract adverts on Public Contracts Scotland, where the name and address of the Buyer at the start of the advert is followed by a section advising the name and address of the “Review Body”.

PCS Scheduled Downtime on the14th January 2020

13 Jan 2020

Wheatley Group Joins Supplier Development Programme

13 Jan 2020: The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has welcomed Wheatley Group as its first Housing Association member.

Moray Council Launches Free Tender Training for Local Businesses with Supplier Development Programme

23 Dec 2019: Following the official launch of Moray Council as a full member of the Supplier Development Programme, two face-to-face training courses are planned in Elgin for the New Year.

Supplier Development Programme provides tender training for Police Scotland "Deceased Persons" contract in Highlands and Islands

6 Dec 2019: The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) is working with the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) to hold free training for potential suppliers on the Public Contracts Scotland Tender website, the national eTendering system, which is centrally funded by the Scottish Government.

New Procurement Policy Note Issued by UK Government on new procurement threshold levels that apply from 1 January 2020

6 Dec 2019: The UK Government has issued a new procurement policy note on new procurement threshold levels that apply from 1 January 2020.

The Supplier Development Programme sponsored the Rural Family Business of the Year Category at The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards 2019

5 Dec 2019: The Supplier Development Programme sponsored the Rural Family Business Category at The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow on Wednesday, 4 December 2019.

Happy Holidays from the Supplier Development Programme

1 Dec 2019: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Supplier Development Programme!

SPA Seeks SMEs for WH2 Dynamic Purchasing System

20 Nov 2019: Construction procurement specialist Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) is seeking suppliers to carry out refurbishment and improvement works on housing stock held by local authorities and housing associations.

SDP provides tender training for Police Scotland "Deceased Persons" contract

20 Nov 2019: The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) are shortly to release a tender for a Framework for the Uplift and Transportation of Deceased Persons. To support the engagement of SMEs in bidding for this framework opportunity, the Supplier Development Programme is providing three free tender training sessions in Inverness, Glasgow and Perth.

Spotlight on Skanska: Meet the Buyer Event

15 Nov 2019: The Supplier Development Programme is working with Skanska to promote a Supplier Engagement Event at Heriot-Watt University on Wednesday, 20 November 2019 to connect with Scottish-based SMEs and supported businesses, as well as the wider business base of suppliers.

Market Engagement Days with Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University

7 Nov 2019: Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University are holding four Market Engagement Days to connect with potential suppliers for two upcoming Framework opportunities in Minor Works Services and Professional Estates Services.

The Scottish Procurement Alliance Joins Supplier Development Programme

5 Nov 2019: The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has welcomed the Scottish Procurement Alliance as an affiliate member in 2019. The Scottish Procurement Alliance will now be able to utilise the Supplier Development Programme to alert the market of upcoming contract and framework opportunities to more than 14,500 registered micro, small, medium and supported businesses.

Will you help Skanska Build for a Better Society?

4 Nov 2019: To connect with Scottish-based SMEs and supported businesses, as well as the wider business base of suppliers, Skanska is holding a Supplier Engagement Event at Heriot-Watt University on Wednesday, 20 November 2019.

Public Contracts Scotland - Urgent Your Company Profile CPV code change

1 Nov 2019: Public Contract Scotland (PCS) has changed the commodity coding structure used to set up company profiles (which triggers e-mail alerts about notices relevant to your business).

Record Numbers Sign Up for Meet the Buyer 2019

28 Oct 2019: The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) will hold the 11th annual Meet the Buyer event on Wednesday, 13 November at Hampden National Park Stadium, Glasgow. Confirmed headline partners include Scottish Government and Scotland Excel. More than 2,500 suppliers have registered to attend Meet the Buyer to date. There are more than 65 exhibition stalls with 71 public sector buyers and business support services represented.

Suppliers urged to seek work for Scotland’s biggest wind farm

17 Oct 2019: SSE Renewables has announced three local Seagreen Meet the Buyer events on 5, 6 and 7 November in Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee respectively. These events aim to enable local companies to learn more about the opportunities on offer, and meet the Seagreen team and its principal contractors.

New Framework Agreement Opportunity for Suppliers with Scottish Forestry

16 Oct 2019: Scottish Forestry is looking to award a multi supplier, multi Lot framework agreement for Tree Health Pest and Disease Surveys Scotland, and is working with the Supplier Development Programme to provide training on PCS for this opportunity.

Moray Council Launch of Supplier Development Programme

11 Oct 2019: Moray Council is open for business and wishes to support SMEs to tender for public sector work with the Council and surrounding areas. On Thursday, 3 October 2019, local businesses gathered at Horizon Scotland in Forres to learn more about the Supplier Development Programme as it was officially launched by Moray Council.

Changes are coming to your PCS Company Profile

23 Sep 2019: To improve the e-mail alert service, Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) is changing the commodity coding structure that you use to set up your company profile (which triggers e-mail alerts about notices relevant to your business).

Meet the Buyer North 2019 Resources and Information

20 Sep 2019: Meet the Buyer North 2019 was held on 4 September at Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Out of the record 1,100+ suppliers that registered to attend, more than 560 gathered to interact with 35 exhibition stalls, representing 41 public sector buyers and business support services.

Celebrating Excellence in Public Procurement

17 Sep 2019: The Supplier Development Programme is proud to announce that we have been honoured as a finalist in the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2019/20 Scotland for the category “Team of the Year.”

International Opportunity: Region Stockholm’s Extended Metro Supplier Day

12 Sep 2019: The Supplier Development Programme is raising the profile of an international supplier day in Stockholm, Sweden, in conjunction with Scottish Enterprise.

Living Wage Scotland Awards 2019

6 Sep 2019: The Living Wage Scotland Awards 2019 are still open for applications!

Media Release: Record Numbers Sign Up for Meet the Buyer North 2019

4 Sep 2019: More than 1,100 suppliers have registered to attend Meet the Buyer North. There are 35 exhibition stalls with 41 public sector buyers and business support services represented.

Early Learning Expansion 2020 – Meet the Buyer with Heron Bros.

23 Aug 2019: Heron Bros has been awarded the contract to deliver East Renfrewshire Council’s Early Learning Expansion 2020 which is a five-project framework.

Public Contracts Scotland Scheduled Downtime

15 Aug 2019: Please note that scheduled downtime is planned to take place on Thursday, 15th August 2019 from 19:00 until 19:30.

The North of Scotland is Open for Business: Meet the Buyer North 2019

8 Aug 2019: The Supplier Development Programme will hold the 2nd annual Meet the Buyer North event on Wednesday, 4 September at Macdonald Aviemore Resort.

Are you tender ready? Update on building first opening bridge over the River Clyde

31 Jul 2019: Three international engineering teams are in the running to build the first opening road bridge over the River Clyde.

Supplier Development Programme Welcomes Scottish Parliament Construction Procurement Recommendations

12 Jul 2019: The Supplier Development Programme welcomes the procurement recommendations made by the Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee in its “Under Construction: Building the future of the sector in Scotland” report, published on Tuesday, 2 July 2019.

Supplier Development Programme Provides Free Training to South Lanarkshire Early Learning and Childcare Providers

8 Jul 2019: More than 120 South Lanarkshire businesses were given vital support by the Council, through the Supplier Development Programme, to make sure they are ready to tender to provide more free childcare places to local families.

Can ‘Business Finance Support’ from Scottish Enterprise and HIE be improved? asks Holyrood Committee

20 Jun 2019

Market Engagement Days by Business Glasgow, Glasgow City Council

17 Jun 2019

Public Contracts Scotland - Postbox Storage

14 Jun 2019

New Construction Manual Published by Scottish Government

4 Jun 2019

SDP Scotland Welcomes First Trade Association Member: SELECT

17 May 2019

Advertising subcontracting opportunities on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website

9 May 2019

SMEs based in Scotland can apply for a share of £1.5 million in innovation projects in evaluation of medical technologies as part of a UK-wide competition

2 May 2019

New eInvoicing Regulations: What do they mean for SMEs?

17 Apr 2019

AquAid Wins 1st Contract

16 Apr 2019

Supplier Development Programme Breaks Record for Growth

12 Apr 2019

hub South West Scotland Announces Upcoming Events

3 Apr 2019

Registration now open for Meet the Buyer and Meet the Buyer North 2019

3 Apr 2019

Weans World: Procurement Time!

27 Mar 2019

The Scottish Parliament: Whisky Contract Opportunity

25 Mar 2019

North Lanarkshire Council’s Proactive Approach to Recruit Childcare Providers through Supplier Development Programme

22 Mar 2019

Ayrshire Growth Deal: What does it mean for small businesses?

18 Mar 2019

Scottish Enterprise Launches "Prepare for Brexit" Website for Businesses

14 Mar 2019

Digital Technology Services

12 Mar 2019

Winning Business with Principle Contractors

7 Mar 2019

SDP Scotland gives evidence on procurement practices in construction sector at Scottish Parliament

27 Feb 2019

Supplier Development Programme Partners with Scotland Build 2019

20 Feb 2019

Scottish Government issues update on procurement legislation in Scotland in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

18 Feb 2019

New initiative helps businesses identify export opportunities

6 Feb 2019

100% R&D funding for innovative digital and sensor technology companies.

4 Feb 2019

New Scottish projects offer opportunities for local businesses

4 Feb 2019

P4H Scotland: NHS National Services Scotland Event 2019

28 Jan 2019

UK Government Publishes Advice on Public Sector Procurement on Brexit

18 Jan 2019

East Dunbartonshire Procurement Event: One Week to Go

9 Jan 2019

Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) Scheduled Downtime on the 12th January 2019

7 Jan 2019

Christmas and New Year Service

21 Dec 2018

Greenhills Road/A726 Strathaven Road - Supplier Engagement Day - by Wills Bros Civil Eng Ltd

4 Dec 2018

Businesses invited to meet the ‘real’ buyer

23 Nov 2018

New Secure Document Storage facility in Public Contracts Scotland.

18 Oct 2018

The Scottish Business Exhibition: Taking Your Business to the Next Level

25 Sep 2018

Accessing public sector contracts if there’s no Brexit deal

18 Sep 2018

Procurex Scotland 2018

11 Sep 2018

Construction and Trades framework £242m

10 Sep 2018

Supplier Development Programme welcomes Jacobs as its first Corporate Member

3 Sep 2018

Heathrow Business Summit - Glasgow

31 Aug 2018

Almost half of government digital spend now goes to SMEs

27 Aug 2018

Companies invited to get involved in Hawick Flood Protection Scheme

17 Aug 2018

Glen Housing Association – Approved Contractors

17 Aug 2018

Hub South West - 6 new projects reach preferred bidder stage

14 Aug 2018

Meet the Buyer North 2018- More exhibitors announced!

9 Aug 2018

Lanarkshire Business Conference 2018

7 Aug 2018

Dumfries and Galloway Council Procurement team is conducting an external survey

31 Jul 2018

Highlands and Islands NHS Market Ready Programme

29 Jun 2018

The new Supplier Journey is now live!

28 Jun 2018

BIM Online Discussion Forum

22 Jun 2018

Data Protection and Privacy

25 May 2018

Backing for small business

23 May 2018

Scottish Government Temporary & Interim Staff Services Frameworks

26 Apr 2018

Framework - for the provision of brickwork, blockwork and stonework

24 Apr 2018

Scottish Government Framework - Supported Business Event

20 Apr 2018

Urgent Notice – Public Contracts Scotland Notice alert email issue

18 Apr 2018

New home for Healthy Working Lives

21 Mar 2018

Public realm contracts in Glasgow worth up to £130million now available

13 Mar 2018

Procurement for Health Scotland

2 Mar 2018

Energy Saving Trust Procurement Guide for Suppliers

22 Feb 2018

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) host webinars to help SME’s

9 Feb 2018

Talking Tenders

31 Jan 2018

The Scottish government has set up helplines for anyone who may be affected by the failure of the construction firm Carillion

23 Jan 2018

Public Contracts Scotland - Notification of Public Contracts Scotland Downtime

11 Jan 2018

Next Generation Access (NGA) Infrastructure

8 Jan 2018

Upcoming contract opportunities to supply the contents of Baby Boxes

5 Jan 2018

EU Thresholds Rise for 2018/19

3 Jan 2018

New Contract Opportunity from Highlands and Islands Enterprise

27 Nov 2017

Updated Supplier Guide: Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)

27 Nov 2017

Would you like to engage with Fife Council in the drafting of their Procurement Strategy?

16 Nov 2017

£1.5bn Scottish housing framework out to tender

10 Nov 2017

Win your Business in a Box 2017

30 Oct 2017

Why visit the Scottish Business Exhibition?

10 Oct 2017

CivTech 2.0

8 Sep 2017

SWECO appointed lead consultancy for £113m Cross Tay Link road project

15 Aug 2017

Nine Contractors named on £800m Scottish Schools and Community Buildings Framework

14 Aug 2017

ESPD (Scotland) is coming to Public Contracts Scotland

2 Aug 2017

Tender Information Session at Scotland Excel

1 Aug 2017

Update to NUTS codes on Public Contracts Scotland

21 Jul 2017

Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal Secured

20 Jul 2017

Plans submitted for Glasgow City Deal projects

20 Jul 2017

Transport Secretary Confirms new HS2 Routes

18 Jul 2017

Food and Drink Collaborative Innovation Fund

14 Jul 2017

Contract notice issued for advance works on A9 Dualling Programme

13 Jul 2017

Logannet Demolition - Supply Contracts

4 Jul 2017

Bargeddie Waste Treatment Facility - Meet the Buyer Event

21 Jun 2017

Sharing Experiences of Supplier Engagement with the Lebanese Government

20 Jun 2017

Hard Landscape Supplier Required

19 Jun 2017

Heathrow and Exporting is GREAT launch World of Opportunity Grants Programme

19 Jun 2017

HEEPS: loan scheme for Registered Social Landlords has reopened

16 Jun 2017

Don't miss out on Preparing for BIM events

15 Jun 2017

Venturefest Scotland 2017

7 Jun 2017

Building a Local Government Associates Framework

30 May 2017

Interserve Construction Meet the Buyer Event Friday 19th May

16 May 2017

Meet the Buyer 2017 - Change of Date

20 Apr 2017

Easter Office Closure

13 Apr 2017

Four firms chasing multi-million A96 contract

5 Apr 2017

Glasgow City Region City Deal - Another Opportunity for your input

4 Apr 2017

G-Cloud 9 is open for applications

23 Mar 2017

Survey - Site Waste Management Plans in the Scottish Construction Sector

9 Mar 2017

Waste Prevention support for Scottish construction sector SMEs

9 Mar 2017

Morrison Construction Meet the Buyer Event - 1st March

27 Feb 2017

Framework Agreement for the Provision of Passenger Transport Services

22 Feb 2017

Designing out Construction Waste

17 Feb 2017

Framework opportunity for the Provision of Vehicle Body, Mechanical and Electrical Repairs

14 Feb 2017

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre - Preparing for BIM Event

2 Feb 2017

Dumfries and Galloway Growth Accelerator Programme Workshops

2 Feb 2017

City of Edinburgh, Education and Health & Social Care Transport Framework Agreement

23 Jan 2017

Work set to get underway on two major City Deal infrastructure projects

11 Jan 2017

Framework Opportunity for Energy Efficiency Contractors

11 Jan 2017

Annual Supplier Survey now live!

5 Jan 2017

Opportunities with new Scotland Excel Frozen Food Framework

20 Dec 2016

SDP Launches New Policy Workshops

20 Dec 2016

Herald Family Business Awards 2016

8 Dec 2016

Scottish Government Supplier Survey

2 Dec 2016

Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 is now open: apply to supply your services

25 Nov 2016

Open Contracting in Scottish Government

21 Nov 2016

Scotland Build 2016

15 Nov 2016

Glasgow City Region City Deal projects delay provides opportunity for SME's

2 Nov 2016

Shortlist announced for Herald Family Business Awards

2 Nov 2016

Glasgow 2018 Supplier Engagement Event

28 Oct 2016

Tayside sub-contractors sought for £130m worth of projects

27 Oct 2016

Procurement Strategies

24 Oct 2016

Cyber Resilience Voucher for micro and SME businesses

24 Oct 2016

Digital innovation lauded at Herald awards as Equator wins top accolade

24 Oct 2016

Collaborate to access new Markets

11 Oct 2016

High-speed broadband promised in extra 360,000 premises

11 Oct 2016

Scottish Enterprise Open Innovation Challenges for SMES to develop future technologies and solutions

10 Oct 2016

Supplier Development Programme supports the 2016 Scottish Family Business awards

22 Sep 2016

Supplier Development Programme welcomes Scottish Government’s Digital connectivity ambition.

14 Sep 2016

Supplier Development Programme launches new series of tender training workshops

25 Aug 2016

New EU/Brexit Support Service from the Scottish Government

24 Aug 2016

Crown Commercial Services hosting a range of webinars to help SME’s

22 Aug 2016

APUC seek supplier feedback

11 Aug 2016

The CivTech® pilot breaks cover

26 Jul 2016

Do you need support to deliver an innovative project?

4 Jul 2016

Inverclyde business can tap into £1bn City deal opportunity

13 Jun 2016

Scotland-based SMEs can apply for £1500 vouchers to achieve Cyber Essentials certification

31 May 2016

What free support would help you save energy, water and waste?

15 May 2016

Energy Saving Trust and the Supplier Development Programme launch new procurement guide to help companies bid more successfully

9 May 2016

The Scottish Government’s eInvoicing Solution

27 Apr 2016

MoD announces measures to boost SME spend

25 Apr 2016

Bid process for £65m Glasgow housing project launches

8 Apr 2016

European Single Procurement Document (Scotland) supplier guidance now available

24 Mar 2016

Legislation guidance now available

18 Mar 2016

Introduction of the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)

14 Mar 2016

Do you have ideas on how to make Scottish Procurement more SME friendly?

4 Mar 2016

Get involved in Lanarkshire Business week!

16 Feb 2016

Contract opportunities for manufacturing now available

11 Feb 2016

Glasgow to host event outlining community benefits and opportunities of Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal

15 Jan 2016

How to sell digital outcomes, specialists and user research services to government on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework.

14 Jan 2016

Scottish SMEs rates relief scheme to remain in place into 2017

11 Jan 2016

New changes to the value of contracts required to be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Journal (OJEU).

5 Jan 2016

Summary of changes to the public procurement rules in Scotland

21 Dec 2015

Scottish Government response to the Changes to the Public Procurement Rules in Scotland Consultation

18 Dec 2015

Contracts registers now available on PCS

16 Dec 2015

Festive opening hours

7 Dec 2015

SDP celebrates Family Businesses at Herald Awards night

3 Dec 2015

City Building encourages businesses to apply for £280m of opportunities

26 Nov 2015

Scottish Government announces funding for town centre regeneration

24 Nov 2015

New waste regulations for Scottish businesses

18 Nov 2015

Co-operative Development Scotland launch £50k Collaboration Prize

18 Nov 2015

Guidance released on Fair Work Practices in public contracts

27 Oct 2015

Support for smaller businesses to share in £1.13 billion City Deal

23 Oct 2015

GCV City Deal news - Benefits for Barrhead as site is developed

9 Oct 2015

Launch of the new national Procurement Journey

9 Oct 2015

Public Procurement Workshops– Tendering for Energy Efficiency and Renewables Contracts

9 Oct 2015

New subcontracting opportunities on PCS

20 Sep 2015

Thousands of SMe’s could be missing out on Quick Quote Opportunities

11 Sep 2015

Spotlight on Family Business at Herald Scottish Family Business Awards 2015

31 Aug 2015

New free procurement training programme for Scottish SME’s launched

31 Aug 2015


25 Aug 2015

NDEP Workshop Procurement

20 Aug 2015

Procurex Scotland Live 2015

5 Aug 2015

Improve your Tender Performance at the Royal Concert Hall

4 Jun 2015

The Robot Remains: New Supplier Development Programme Website Launched.

4 Jun 2015


29 May 2015

Scotland's largest tender training programme publish framework contract

15 May 2015

Supplier Development Programme announces dates for free "Tendering Together" collaboration workshops.

15 May 2015

Supplier Development Programme launches series of free procurement training webinars

15 May 2015

The Gathering 2015

15 May 2015

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