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41 organisations exhibiting at this year's Meet the Buyer event

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The Supplier Development Programme would like to announce that 25 out of the 32 Scottish local authorities will be exhibiting at the Meet the Buyer 2022 event on 15 June. Each local authority attending will have its own virtual exhibition stand. There will also be some private sector organisations which will also have virtual stands.

The event will be open all day, from 10:00am – 4:00pm, with staff always available to talk to in the virtual exhibition hall. When visiting a virtual stand, attendees can either pick an exhibitor to speak with, or join the exhibition queue and the next available staff member will connect. While a business is waiting in the queue, each exhibitor will have different digital materials to download and view.

Please note that once a business is in a queue, if you leave it, you will lose your place and have to re-join from the bottom of the queue.

Suppliers are encouraged to read more information on each exhibitor, and what can be expected at each exhibition.

Local Authorities

Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire, and Highland Council Shared Procurement Service

Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, and Highland Council will be sharing an exhibition stand under the Commercial & Procurement Shared Service (C&PSS). The Service was formed as the three councils produce goods, works, and services annually amounting to over £1 billion. Depending on the strategic importance of the tender, it will either be undertaken by the Service, or by the Commercial & Procurement Shared Service. Pop by the virtual exhibition stand to find out more about C&PSS and future contract opportunities across the three local authority areas.

Angus Council

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Angus Council will have a virtual exhibition stand at the Meet the Buyer event. If you have a small to medium business based in Angus or the surrounding area you should visit this exhibition stand to hear about future contract opportunities and where to find them.

Argyll and Bute Council

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Argyll and Bute Council will be at this year’s event to talk to SMEs, supported businesses and third sector organisations about future contract opportunities within the region. If you are interested in working with the Council, it is vital that you visit this exhibition stand.

Clackmannanshire Council

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The Clackmannanshire procurement team will be virtually exhibiting at Meet the Buyer on 15 June. Visit this stand if you are a sole trader or have a small to medium sized business and are interested in bidding for future contract opportunities within Clackmannanshire.

Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Dumfries & Galloway Council’s procurement team will be at the Meet the Buyer event to talk with suppliers about its future contract opportunities and where to find them. If you are a Scottish SME, supported business or third sector organisation that is based in Dumfries & Galloway, you should visit this stand. Additionally, be sure to ask about the upcoming in-person Dumfries and Galloway Council Meet the Buyer Roadshow events in the lead up to Meet the Buyer South.

Dundee City Council

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Dundee City Council will have two exhibition stands, so that suppliers can learn more about doing business with Dundee City Council. One exhibition will be staffed by the Dundee City Council Procurement team, and the other by Dundee City Council’s Construction procurement staff. The exhibits are separate to ensure suppliers can connect with the right area of work straight away. Representatives from Dundee City Council will also be involved in the live Q&A for Scotland Excel’s Repair, Maintenance and Refurbishment presentation at 10:45am on the Community Wealth Building (Supply Chain) stage.

East Dunbartonshire Council

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East Dunbartonshire Council’s procurement team will be at the Meet the Buyer event to talk with suppliers about its future contract opportunities and where to find them. If you are a Scottish SME based in East Dunbartonshire, you should visit this stand.

East Lothian Council

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East Lothian Council’s virtual exhibition stand will be staff by its procurement procurement team, who are wanting to talk with suppliers about its future contract opportunities and where to find them. If you are a Scottish SME based in East Lothian, you should visit this stand.

East Renfrewshire Council

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Representatives from East Renfrewshire Council will be at this year’s Meet the Buyer event to talk to suppliers about upcoming opportunities and where to find them. So, if you have a small to medium sized business based in East Renfrewshire, pop by this virtual exhibition stand.

Edinburgh Council

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The Scottish Government and the UK Government have each committed £300 million to the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal over 15 years. This will deliver inclusive economic growth across the region through housing, innovation, transport, skills, and culture. The investment will contribute towards 41,000 new homes, 21,000 jobs, and improving the skills of an estimated 14,700 people. Pop by its virtual exhibition stand to hear about future opportunities related to the City Deal and where to find them.

Falkirk Council

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Falkirk Council’s procurement team will be at the Meet the Buyer event to talk with suppliers about future contract opportunities with the Council and where to find them. If you are a Scottish SME based in Falkirk, you should definitely visit this stand.

Fife Council

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Representatives from Fife Council will be at this year’s Meet the Buyer event to talk to suppliers about upcoming opportunities and where to find them. The Council will also discuss what support is available to SMEs, supported businesses and third sector organisations in the Fife area.

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council's procurement team will be virtually exhibiting at this year's Meet the Buyer event. pop by its stand if you own a small to medium sized business in Glasgow or if your business is wanting to expand with work form Glasgow City Council. At this stand you will hear about upcoming opportunities are where to find them.

Midlothian Council

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Midlothian Council’s procurement team will be at the Meet the Buyer event to talk with suppliers about its future contract opportunities and where to find them. If you are a Scottish SME based in Midlothian, don’t forget to stop by the stand to introduce your business and ensure you’re up to date on future contracts that will be advertised in the coming year.

Moray Council

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Moray Council wants to meet suppliers from the Morayshire area and across Scotland. Visit its exhibition stand to hear about contract opportunities and where to find them.

North Lanarkshire Council

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North Lanarkshire Council will have three virtual exhibitions stands at this year’s event. Representatives from the Council’s Corporate & Digital team, Property & Environment team, and Care Communities & Education team. If you are a SME, supported business or third sector organisation, visit its virtual exhibition stand to find out about upcoming contract opportunities and where to find them!

Renfrewshire Council

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Renfrewshire Council’s procurement team will be at the Meet the Buyer event to talk with suppliers about its future contract opportunities and where to find them. If you are a Scottish SME based in Renfrewshire, you should visit this stand.

Scottish Borders Council

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Visit the Scottish Borders Council virtual exhibition stand to talk about future contract opportunities and where to find them. The Council is also one of the regional partners in the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, so it might be a good idea to ask about contract opportunities from the deal in the Borders region. Additionally, be sure to ask about the upcoming Meet the Buyer South event on 4 October.

South Ayrshire Council

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South Ayrshire Council’s procurement team will be at the Meet the Buyer event to talk with suppliers about its future contract opportunities and where to find them. If you are a Scottish SME based in South Ayrshire, you should visit this stand.

South Lanarkshire Council

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South Lanarkshire Council will have a virtual exhibition stand at the event. If your business is based in Stirling, you should visit the exhibition stand to hear about future contract opportunities and where to find them.

Stirling Council

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Stirling Council’s Head of Procurement will be delivering a Talking Tenders presentation on the Power of Procurement stage in the morning of the event. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session. If your question doesn’t get answered during the Q&A, you can visit the Stirling Council exhibit, where the team will be happy to answer any questions, you may have.

West Dunbartonshire Council

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Representatives from West Dunbartonshire Council will be at this year’s Meet the Buyer event to talk to suppliers about upcoming opportunities and where to find them. So, if you have a small to medium sized business based in West Dunbartonshire, pop by this virtual exhibition stand to find out how to Council could help your business.

West Lothian Council

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West Lothian Council will have a virtual exhibition stand at the Meet the Buyer event. The stand will be open all day with its procurement team ready to talk with you about future contract opportunities and where to find them. If you own a SME, supported business or third sector organisation in West Lothian, you should definitely visit this exhibition stand.

SDP Members

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise will be virtually exhibiting at the event. Pop by its exhibition stand to hear about upcoming opportunities and where to find them. Additionally, be sure to ask about the Meet the Buyer North event happening on 7 September.

Historic Environment Scotland

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Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will have a virtual exhibition stand at this year’s event. The organisation has a high focus on sustainability in what it purchases. Pop by the Historic Environment Scotland’s exhibit to hear what types and good and services HES usually buys.

Levenseat Ltd

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Levenseat Ltd is joining the national Meet the Buyer for the first time. Its procurement team wants to engage with Scottish SMEs, third sector organisations and supported businesses as well as businesses of all sizes that are interested in becoming part of its supply chain.

Registers of Scotland

Registers of Scotland

Registers of Scotland will have an exhibition stand at this event. Representatives from the organisation will be in attendance to discuss future contract opportunities and where to find them.

SEPA

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Representative from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency will be exhibiting at Meet the Buyer on 15 June. SEPA has to cancel its exhibition last year due to circumstance out with its control. So, make sure you visit the virtual exhibition stand to hear about future opportunities that could help grow your business in 2022/23.

Scottish Enterprise

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Scottish Enterprise will be exhibiting at this year's Meet the Buyer event. Make sure you visit its virtual exhibition stand to find out what support is available for your business.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) will have a virtual exhibition stand at the Meet the Buyer event. The stand will be open all day with its procurement team ready to talk with you about future contract opportunities and where to find them. If you own a SME, supported business or third sector organisation and are looking to expand, you should definitely visit this exhibition stand.

Scottish Government

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The Scottish Government will have two exhibition stands, with two area of the Government represented. One of the stands called Scottish Government and Central Government Procurement Buyers and information about upcoming contracts will be staffed by Scottish Government Procurement and the Collaborative Procurement & Shared Services. The other called Scottish Government Procurement Support for Suppliers will be staffed by PCS/PCS-T, the Supplier Journey and SPoE. The exhibits are separate to ensure suppliers can connect with the right area of work straight away. A representative from the Scottish Government will be delivering a presentation, Myth Busting: How sustainable procurement meets the Community Wealth Building Brief on the Community Wealth Building Stage in the afternoon of the event. While another representative from the Scottish Government will be presenting on the Sustainable Procurement stage with a presentation on Climate Change and Procurement with Scottish Government. This presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session.

Scottish Procurement Alliance

Scottish Procurement Alliance

Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) will be presenting on the Community Wealth Building (Supply Chain) stage in the afternoon of the event. The presentation will not be followed by a live question and answer session. If you have questions for SPA, you can visit its virtual exhibition stand, where the team will be happy to answer any questions, you may have.

Zero Waste Scotland

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Zero Waste Scotland will be exhibiting at Meet the Buyer event. Make sure you pop by its virtual exhibition stand to hear about innovative ways your business could reduce its waste.

Other Confirmed Organisations

Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service’s procurement team will be at this year’s Meet the Buyer event. Its dedicated team work closely with strategic partners; Scottish Procurement Directorate, Scotland Excel and others to ensure effective collaboration across the whole of the public sector in Scotland. Visit its virtual exhibition stand to hear about upcoming opportunities and where to find them.

Hub South West Scotland

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Hub South West Scotland will have a virtual exhibition. If you are an SME, supported business or third sector organisation in the construction industry, pop my hub South West’s virtual exhibition stand to hear about upcoming opportunities and where to find them.

Procurex

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Procurex will have a virtual exhibition stand at Meet the Buyer. Visit its virtual exhibition stand to hear about upcoming opportunities and where to find them. Additionally, visit this stand to hear more about the Procurex Scotland event happening on 27 October 2022.

Scotland Excel

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Scotland Excel will be giving two presentations at the Meet the Buyer event. One at 10:15am on the Sustainable Procurement Stage, and one on the Community Wealth Building (Supply Chain) stage at 10:45am. At 10:45am Scotland Excel will be talking about its upcoming Repair, Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework with Dundee City Council.

Supplier Development Programme Scotland

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The Supplier Development Programme Scotland (SDP) will be exhibiting at this year's Meet the Buyer event. Make sure you visit its virtual exhibition stand to hear about what support is available to help your business get tender ready for all the contract opportunities you hear about throughout the day.

Transport Scotland

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Transport Scotland will have a virtual exhibition at this year’s Meet the Buyer event. Transport Scotland wants to engage with suppliers across Scotland, to inform them of the latest news about its current and ongoing projects.

Remember to learn how to optimise your time on the day of Meet the Buyer, and learn how to portal works on the SDP website. Finally, be sure to stop by the Supplier Development Programme exhibition to learn how we can help you bid better!

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