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The Supplier Development Programme is a publicly-funded partnership led by all 32 Scottish Local Authorities, working in conjunction with Scottish Government and other public bodies, to bring Scottish micro, small and medium sized businesses support in all aspects of tendering. By assisting businesses to become tender ready for public procurement, SDP improves all-round efficiency, sustainability and market potential.

The Supplier Development Programme is led by its Board, which is composed of the following representatives:

Highland Council Fiona Conti, Strategic Procurement Manager - Chair

Dumfries and Galloway Council Councillor David Inglis

Dundee City Council Rachael Thomas, Community Benefits Policy Officer

East Ayrshire Council Councillor Stephen Canning

East Renfrewshire Council Councillor Anthony Buchanan - Vice Chair

The City of Edinburgh Council Paula Deegan, Category Delivery Lead

Fife Council Pamela Stevenson, Enterprise and Business Development Manager

Glasgow City Council Jane Morrison, Economic Development Manager, Chief Executives Department

Inverclyde Council Stuart Jamieson, Head of Service Regeneration and Planning

North Lanarkshire Council Councillor Heather Brannan-McVey

South Ayrshire Council Councillor Chris Cullen

South Lanarkshire Council Councillor Mark McGeever


SDP Scotland Gillian Cameron, Programme Manager

Secretary to the Board

SDP Scotland Elizabeth Bailey, Assistant Development Officer

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