Introduction To Working With The Public Sector

5th August 2021, 10:00 to 11:30

How well do you know the public sector? This introductory module from the Supplier Development Programme is recommended for anyone new to bidding. It provides a comprehensive overview of the public sector marketplace in Scotland and beyond and introduces the concept of tendering and procurement. Key topics: Overview of the structure of the public sector […]

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Seeking Feedback and Improving Your Bid

11th August 2021, 11:00 to 12:30

This workshop from the Supplier Development Programme is for experienced suppliers and will explain your rights as a bidder and how you can learn from successful and unsuccessful bids. Key topics: Asking questions of the buyer Standstill notice Debrief FOI requests Commercial confidentiality/trade secrets protection Raising a challenge For full event details and to book […]

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Introduction to Tendering

19th August 2021, 11:00 to 12:30

Introduction to Tendering takes you through the tender process from start to finish. From finding contracts, responding to opportunities, the selection stage, award criteria and debriefing, this comprehensive beginner-level course will tell you everything you need to start bidding for public contracts. Key topics: Using Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) Participating in a Quick Quote Contract […]

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Recruitment for social enterprises

25th August 2021, 11:30 to 12:15

Recruiting new team members is perhaps the most important and difficult job when running an organisation. Are there ways to do it better and to be as accessible and transparent as possible to attract and secure the best candidates? Is an “I’ll know them when I see them” approach the best way to recruit? At […]

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The Supplier’s Role in Contract Relationship Management

25th August 2021, 13:00 to 14:30

Winning a tender is just the beginning. This workshop from the Supplier Development Programme explains how to successfully deliver on your contract, what to do when things go wrong, and how you give yourself the best chance of winning again when it is re-tendered. Key topics: Maintaining an effective buyer-supplier relationship Building a foundation for […]

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Meet the Buyer North 2021

7th September 2021, 00:00 to 23:59

The Supplier Development Programme will hold the 4th Annual Meet the Buyer North virtually, as a fully online event on Tuesday, 7 September 2021 with headline partner, the Scottish Government. Meet the Buyer North 2021 will see online exhibitors from the public sector, private contractors and business support providers. This is the second year in […]

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Expanding Your Procurement Marketplace

8th September 2021, 10:00 to 11:30

This webinar from the Supplier Development Programme will help experienced bidders to grow their business by exploring new public sector markets, including bidding for OJEU and international contracts Key topics: Seeking new opportunities in the Rest of UK, Europe and beyond Changing sectors Market development strategy Facing challenges: logistical and cultural Working with the private […]

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