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April 2020

Adamsons Drinks Takes a Shot at Tendering

27 Apr 2020: With support from Business Gateway Fife’s Expert Help Programme, staff accessed free tender training through the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) in 2018 and 2019. In April 2020, Adamsons Drinks won its first ever contract: a place on a Scotland Excel framework.

Putting digital skills to work for the future: a blog by Gillian Cameron, SDP Programme Manager

23 Apr 2020: The Supplier Development Programme Manager, Gillian Cameron, discusses how the Contracts Register can help Scottish SMEs, third sector and supported businesses look towards recovery and build a future business opportunity pipeline.

Scottish Government Extends Telephony Services DPS: Are you tender ready?

22 Apr 2020: Scottish Government Procurement has extended the duration of its Telephony Services Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) by 18 months, and now is the time for suppliers to get "tender ready" to apply.

New Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN) - Coronavirus (COVID-19): making best use of procurement resources during COVID-19 outbreak

16 Apr 2020: The Scottish Government has issued a new Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN) regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and making best use of procurement resources during COVID-19 outbreak.

Business Support from Business Gateway

15 Apr 2020: Business Gateway is releasing webinars across Scotland to help businesses through COVID-19 through daytime, evening and weekend webinars.

New Construction Policy Note (CPN) - Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on construction contracts

14 Apr 2020: The Scottish Government has issued a new Construction Policy Note (CPN) on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact on construction contracts.

Can your business produce testing kits and services for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

7 Apr 2020: Learn more about what to do and how to register your business information with the UK Government if you can produce testing kits and services, including producing PPE for laboratories, relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Live tendering and furloughing staff through the coronavirus job retention scheme

6 Apr 2020: This blog aims to offer expert advice on public sector tendering and answer related questions on options for SMEs and supported businesses while staff are furloughed in Scotland.

Supplier Development Programme postpones Meet the Buyer event to 2021 with partners Scottish Government and Scotland Excel

2 Apr 2020: The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has postponed the 12th annual Meet the Buyer event until next year due to disruption caused by the coronavirus. The new date has been announced as Tuesday, 8 June 2021 at the EICC.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport Joins Supplier Development Programme

1 Apr 2020: The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has welcomed Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) as an affiliate member on 1 April 2020.

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