Businesses are invited to register for Fife Council’s annual Meet the Buyer exhibition – to be held on November 12 as part of Fife Business Week.
They’re encouraged to sign up for the half-day event at Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline to find out more about accessing £9 billion of Scottish procurement spend.
According to Fife Council’s Economic Development Team, which is hosting the event in partnership with Raytheon UK, Meet the Buyer can connect people with buyers and decision makers to discuss how to access business with public sector agencies and prime private sector contractors.
It says the event provides Fife suppliers – and potential suppliers – with an opportunity to meet the Council’s procurement team, talk about doing business and discuss the goods or services their business offers in a bid to identify future procurement contracts.
Representatives from BAM Construction, Raytheon UK, the Ministry of Defence Procurement Division, Scottish Government Procurement and Scotland Excel will also be there on the day.
As well as having the opportunity to meet potential suppliers face-to-face, the Council says Meet the Buyer gives procurement teams the chance to outline their tendering process to suppliers and future business opportunities.
Pamela Stevenson, Lead Officer, Fife Council’s Economic Development Team, said: “Fife Council’s Economic Development team is committed to providing support to the local business community in the tendering process to drive economic growth. This exhibition provides an opportunity for businesses to meet directly with public and private sector buyers – to identify new markets, build their network and procurement opportunities. Whatever your product or service, there could be an opportunity for your company.”
Depute Council leader councillor Lesley Laird, spokesperson for Economy and Planning, added: “We’re working with local companies in a whole host of ways to help make Fife the best place to do business.
“Part of that work is to give support and advice to ensure that Fife companies have the tools and skills they need to compete for important contracts. This event is set to help small and medium sized business become aware of the opportunities that could exist for them from the public sector, and ensure that they are ready to seize new opportunities.”
During Fife Business Week, which runs between November 9 and 13, more than 30 free business–focused seminars and workshops are taking place to inspire companies and entrepreneurs across the Kingdom to grow.