Welcome to SDP Aberdeenshire
Here you will find a range of information on working with Aberdeenshire Council.
You can find out what events are coming up in the area, learn about the process for working with the Council and about how your business could benefit from Aberdeen’s Positive Procurement Programme (PPP).
For more information on other business support available click through to the Aberdeenshire Council website, or contact your local SDP advisor Douglas Rennie.
Positive Procurement Programme (PPP)
The Positive Procurement Programme (PPP) is a joint initiative between Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils. Its purpose is to support local businesses to develop their capacity to bid successfully for public procurement contracts. The PPP offers training and networking opportunities. The training will cover introductory and intermediate levels, which will be of interest to businesses new to public procurement and to those who wish to develop their current practice. Examples of the training workshops available are as follows:
Improving Tender Submissions – What does good look like?
A mock evaluation exercise exploring the difference between selection and award criteria, what buyers are looking for and what attracts the higher scores. Groups will be invited to provide their scores and justifications and the Council will work through these as a “live” example. The Intention of the work shop is to explain what happens to a tender once it is submitted and the process behind a robust and objective contract award decision.
Category Manager Surgeries
1-2-1 personal time slots offering tailored advice and guidance with Category Managers.
Making Public Contracts Scotland Work for You
This is an introductory level workshop that provides advice and guidance on using the Public Contracts Scotland website.
Working with Aberdeenshire Council
The Commercial & Procurement Services for both Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council advertise their tenders on the National Public Contracts Scotland Portal. You are encouraged to register as a supplier and download tender documents from that website.
More and more Council business is being conducted electronically. If you cannot currently do business this way you should give it some serious consideration. When documents are available on the above websites, you can download them and either print them off or save them to your own computer.
Although the tender documents are quite detailed, they are intended to encourage you to tender for our business. If you have any queries regarding the documents do not be afraid to get in touch with the named contact for assistance.
Find out more about working with Aberdeenshire Council