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Dumfries and Galloway Council Meet the Buyer Roadshow - Stranraer

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Dumfries and Galloway Council, in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme, is hosting an in-person Meet the Buyer roadshow event in Stranraer to boost supplier engagement in the South of Scotland.

This roadshow event will take place on Friday, 1 July at the Ryan Centre in Stranraer. The event will be split across three rooms in the Ryan Centre.

In the main room will be the Exhibition Hall. There will be exhibition stands set up with the real buyers from Dumfries and Galloway Council, as well as other public and private sector organisations based in the South of Scotland.

In rooms GP1 & 2 there will be a presentation at 11:00am on Understanding Market Challenges and how collectively we can overcome the challenges to deliver front-line public services. Suppliers will need to book a slot to attend this presentation while at the event.

In the same rooms at 1:00pm, there will be a presentation on the impact of Public Sector spending on Community Wealth Building in Dumfries and Galloway. The presentation will be followed by a live question and answer session, where suppliers can have their questions answered in real time.

The Dumfries and Galloway Council Roadshow event is open to all SMEs, supported businesses and, third sector organisations, but will be of particular interest to those businesses within the Dumfries and Galloway area who wish to do business with the Council. Please book your free place in advance.

Support from the Supplier Development Programme

The Supplier Development Programme is helping organise this event, and a representative from the programme will be at the event to talk to suppliers about what support is available for Scottish SMEs, supported businesses, and third sector organisations to help you get ‘tender ready’ for opportunities that arise from the event.

After the two Meet the Buyer events with Dumfries and Galloway Council, be sure to register for the first ever Meet the Buyer South event that is planned to take place on 4 October 2022. Suppliers will be able to meet procurement teams from local authorities in the South of Scotland, alongside other public and private sector buying organisations, and can also find out how to become ‘tender ready for bid writing for these many opportunities through free training from the Supplier Development Programme.

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