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Prepare your business for Meet the Buyer National 2024

MTB 24 PartnersWith less than one month to go until Meet the Buyer National 2024, now is the perfect time to plan your visit.

#SupplierOpp with Shetland Islands Council

Shetland LogoShetland 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.

Meet the Education Zone Buyers

Education Zone 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

East Lothian LogoEast 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

GO AwardsThe 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

Orkney LogoOrkney Islands Council has published a Contract Notice on Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) inviting quotations from suitably qualified contractors for the inspection and testing of vehicles for use as taxis and private hire cars.

#SupplierOpp with Fife Council

Fife Council LogoFife Council is looking for suitable contractors for the 'Provision of Auction Services' Framework Agreement. The Framework Agreement involves managing the sale of vehicles, plant and miscellaneous items that have reached the end of their useful life. 

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

Scottish Borders CouncilIn 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.

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

MTB LogoThe 15th annual Meet the Buyer National event takes place on Wednesday, 5 June 2024 at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

#SupplierOpp with North Ayrshire Council

North Ayrshire Council LogoNorth Ayrshire Council seek to appoint a suitably qualified provider who can deliver annual inspection and reactive maintenance services for domestic and commercial gas central heating installations (and ancillary equipment) within North Ayrshire.

Merry Christmas from the Supplier Development Programme!

Christmas CardMerry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Supplier Development Programme!

#SupplierOpp with Northern Lighthouse Board

Northern Lighthouse Board LogoNorthern Lighthouse Board has published a Competitive Contract Notice to the Northern Lighthouse Board e-Sourcing Portal, seeking suppliers to fulfil the Fabrication of Solar Array, A-Frames and Pedestals contract. 

#SupplierOpp with The Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament LogoThe Scottish Parliament Corporate Body (SPCB) is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced, knowledgeable and innovative contractor to provide professional property services to support the SPCB.

Media Release: Fife Council Meet the Buyer set to return to Fife Business Week

Fife Council MTB LogoHeadlining Fife Business Week, the 14th annual Meet the Buyer Event, organised by Fife Council in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme, is coming to the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline, on Thursday, 9 November 2023 from 9am until 12:30pm.

Scottish Government will no longer support or update the Word version of the Single Procurement Document

Scot Gov LogoFrom 1 April 2024, the Word version of the Single Procurement Document (SPD) will no longer be supported or updated by Scottish Government. From then, the fully online versions of the SPD, available within PCS and PCS-Tender, will be the only ones updated, supported, and maintained by Scottish Government.

Supplier Development Programme shortlisted as GO Awards finalist

Go AwardsThe Supplier Development Programme has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories at this year’s GO Awards Scotland, which will be presented at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow at the GO Awards Scotland Ceremony on 31 October 2023. The GO Awards celebrate the very best procurement achievements from across the UK’s public, private and third sector organisations.

Meet the Buyer South set to return for a second year!

Meet the Buyer South LogoTogether with headline partners at South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE), Scottish Borders Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council, and the Scottish Government, the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has announced the second Meet the Buyer South event to take place on Tuesday, 3 October 2023 in Langholm.

Less than one week to go until Meet the Buyer North 2023!

Meet the Buyer North Logo Less than one week to go until 6th annual Meet the Buyer North event! With 750 suppliers already registered to attend, we anticipate Meet the Buyer North 2023 to be our busiest yet!

#SupplierOpp with Dumfries and Galloway Council!

Dumfries and Galloway Council LogoFinal call to all food suppliers! The deadline for Dumfries and Galloway Council's Supply and Delivery of Meat contract is coming up, have you submitted your tender?

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