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Moray Council Launch of Supplier Development Programme

Moray Council Launches SDP

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. The event was extremely well attended, with more than 80 suppliers in attendance. Councillor Theresa Coull, who represents Keith and Cullen in Moray Council, also attended the launch.

The launch opened with a networking session over lunch, with stands from hub North Scotland, the Supplier Development Programme, Moray Council Procurement, A.P.U.C./University of the HIghlands and Islands Procurement, and Open4Business (O4B).

Diane Beattie, Head of Procurement at Moray Council, gave the opening address with a presentation on how to work with Moray Council. Gillian Cameron, SDP Programme Manager, gave a presentation on "Top Tips for Tendering" and introduced the full SDP training programme, including the new "Quick Quotes made easy" webinar. Jennifer Payne, SDP Development Officer, presented the initial results from an online survey of Moray businesses and how they want to work with the council, and conducted a snap poll for future SDP training to be scheduled locally.

Draft Survey Results

To seek suppliers’ views on how they wish to be supported by Moray Council Procurement, as well as by the Supplier Development Programme, two surveys were conducted: one prior to the launch, and one on the day as a “Snap Poll.” You can now download the draft report on survey results.

Next Steps

Next steps include scheduling SDP training events for SMEs and supported businesses based in Moray Council. These opportunities are currently being scheduled, so be sure to register with the Supplier Development Programme to be kept up to date!

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