News & Events

Below see links to news articles and events relating to public sector procurement in Scotland.

1. Supplier Development Programme Events

The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) is a partnership of Local Authorities and Scot Gov (third sector) working together to bring your business support in all aspects of tendering.
To get the most out of the Programme we recommend you start with the Introductory Module and complete the workshops in the order listed below. If you have experience in public sector tendering you may join the Programme at Level 2 or 3, or go back to Level 1 to refresh your skills.
All training events are free of charge to Scottish based SMe’s and 3rd sector organisations registered with the Programme. Click on a header to find out more about the events in that Level or to visit the Full calendar of events by selecting the title above.

Introductory Module
Introduction to working with the Public Sector

Level 1
Introduction to tendering
Using Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other portals

Level 2
2.1 Tender procedures and the ESPD
2.2 Finding and understanding framework agreements
2.3 Improving your bid score
2.4 Understanding community benefits and sustainability

Level 3
3.1 Seeking feedback and improving your bid
3.2 The supplier’s role in contract relationship management
3.3 Expanding your procurement marketplace

To visit the full calendar of events please select the link above.

2. Other Events

A list of buyer or supplier events not related to the Supplier Development Programme.

3. Latest News

View latest news relating to public sector procurement in Scotland.


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