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#SupplierOpp with Shetland Islands Council

23 Apr 2024: Shetland Islands Council is seeking a supplier for the provision of Time Charter Tug Hire of suitable technical specification and class to meet the needs of the Council in Towage operations.

Help is at Hand to Use PCS Search Notices and Alert Emails

23 Apr 2024: The PCS team has analysed its 2023 user survey and addressed the top issues, the effectiveness of its Search Notices and Alert Profile functions. Read more here…

Meet the Education Zone Buyers

18 Apr 2024: Meet the Buyer 2024, on Wednesday 5 June at Hampden Park, Glasgow, is set to play host to the first ever Education Zone, sponsored by Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) and Glasgow Caledonian University.

#SupplierOpp with East Lothian Council

17 Apr 2024: East Lothian Council has published a Contract Notice on Public Contracts Scotland (PCS), seeking a contractor for the Inspection and Testing of Fall Arrest Equipment & Associated Works.

SDP announced as finalist in UK GO Awards

10 Apr 2024: The Supplier Development Programme, in collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, has been recognized as a finalist for the Developing Supplier Diversity Award at the UK National GO Awards 23/24.

#SupplierOpp with Orkney Islands Council

9 Apr 2024: Orkney Islands Council is seeking a suitably qualified contractor for the 'Inspection and Testing of Vehicles for use as Taxis and Private Hire Cars' Contract. 

Discover the Latest Public Contracts Scotland Improvements

8 Apr 2024: SDP has welcomed Scottish Government improvements to the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website, to help suppliers find and bid for contracts. Discover the updates…

SDP Temporary Office Closure

29 Mar 2024: The Supplier Development Programme will be closed on Friday, 29 March and Monday, 1 April and our helpdesk will be unavailable during this time.

Do You Want Live Advice on How to Win Work on Scottish Frameworks?

28 Mar 2024: The Supplier Development Programme is pleased to announce that all four of the Procurement Centres of Expertise (CoE) are taking part in Meet the Buyer National at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 5 June!

#SupplierOpp with Fife Council

25 Mar 2024: Fife Council is looking for suitable contractors for the 'Provision of Auction Services' Framework Agreement.

Success Stories: Scottish Borders Council Partners With SDP to Support Local SMEs

20 Mar 2024: In partnership with the Supplier Development Programme (SDP), Scottish Borders Council helped local SMEs understand how to bid for its Repairs and Maintenance Framework, by hosting a free Aligned Tender Training webinar in April 2023.

Choosing the Right Meet the Buyer to Attend

18 Mar 2024: Are you overwhelmed by all of the different types of Meet the Buyer events? Check out our guide to Meet the Buyer events, designed to help you choose the right event to attend.

Meet The Buyer 2024 brings businesses together for Scotland’s largest free procurement event

7 Mar 2024: The Supplier Development Programme and headline partners, Scottish Government and Scotland Excel, will host the 15th annual Meet the Buyer National on Wednesday, 5 June 2024 at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

Cyber Resilience - Helping You Meet the Requirements of Public Sector Tendering

29 Feb 2024: Cyber Scotland Week is a week-long event run by the Scottish Government from 26 February to 3 March 2024 which aims to raise awareness of good cyber resilience practices.

RJ McLeod win £30 million 'Ardrossan Enabling Works' contract

12 Feb 2024: The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) set to host a free webinar, to discuss the supply chain opportunities associated with RJ McLeod's £30 million North Shore Development Enabling Works contract.

Scottish Islands Deal – Information and Supply Chain Engagement Webinar

5 Feb 2024: The Supplier Development Programme is set to host a free webinar, on 5 March 2024 at 2pm, to discuss upcoming projects and opportunities associated with the Islands Growth Deal.

How Consortium Co-operatives help SMEs Bid for Bigger Contracts

31 Jan 2024: Here Co-operative Development Scotland’s Inclusive Business Models Specialist, Suzanne Orchard explains how Consortium Co-operatives help you bid for bigger value contracts.

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