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COVID-19 Scottish Business Support Summary

In uncertain times, Scottish SMEs and supported businesses are wondering what additional support may be available in Scotland. In partnership with SLAED, the Supplier Development Programme has published a summary of all wider COVID-19 support from EU, UK & Scottish Government. The summary includes a list of each scheme, what it does, who is eligible, and how it is accessed. This summary was last updated on 31 March 2020.

SDP Training Available via Webinar

Feedback quote from supplier on a webinar

The Supplier Development Programme offers all training digitally, via webinar. It is a proven mode of delivery that thousands of businesses have benefited from over the past few years. During the 2019/2020 financial year to date, SDP ran 46 webinar events with and on behalf of its 32 local authority membership organisations throughout Scotland. These events benefited 1,068 attendees from a total of 540 unique Scottish SMEs and supported businesses. So, what is involved?

SDP Scotland's Events and COVID-19

On average, the Supplier Development Programme organises more than 100 training events across Scotland annually. These free training events are delivered face-to-face and digitally via webinar. In line with official advice, keeping in mind that the situation continues to develop with regard to the Scottish Government's response to coronavirus and COVID-19, SDP Scotland is working with partners to move all imminent scheduled face-to-face training to be delivered via webinar, to postpone, or to cancel.

SDP Scotland Publishes Meet the Buyer 2019 Report

Meet the BuyerThe Supplier Development Programme has published a Report on Meet the Buyer 2019. Meet the Buyer 2019 was held on 13 November 2019 at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Headline partners included the Scottish Government and Scotland Excel.

Review Body information contained within a Contract Notice

You may have noticed a recent change in Contract adverts on Public Contracts Scotland, where the name and address of the Buyer at the start of the advert is followed by a section advising the name and address of the “Review Body” where bidders who aren’t entirely satisfied with the information provided to them at the outcome of a tender may contact.

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