Businesses in Scotland are encouraged to log on for a series of free training webinars to find out more about public sector spending and how to tender effectively for upcoming contracts.
They’re invited to work their way through eight different modules hosted by the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) starting this Wednesday (October 7, 2015).
The webinars will run as follows:
Is public sector for you?
October 7 @ 4pm – Module 1: This webinar explores the rules that control how public bodies spend money; the buying structure in Scotland, from local authority through to national procurement, and the supplier journey, including where to find upcoming contacts.
October 9 @3pm – Module 2: Following on from module 1, this webinar looks at EU procurement – once you understand what it is based on and what lies behind it, the legislation make a lot more sense, according to the SDP. The webinar will also explain the time scales, structure and award process in detail.
October 13 @4pm – Module 3: This webinar explains the award process, standstill period and timescales for electronic tendering versus the traditional paper based, plus the importance of gaining debrief information for every tender exercise.
October 15 @4pm – Module 4: Concluding this series of webinars, ‘Is Public Sector for you’, this module looks at the Bid or No-Bid decision making process, discusses the RoI (Return on Investment) and whether the opportunity fits with your business strategy, plus the maturity of your products and services. It will also explore other routes to market, such as partnerships and sub-contract opportunities.
Introduction to working with the public sector
October 22 @ 4pm – Module 1
October 28 @ 4pm – Module 2
October 30 @ 3pm – Module 3
November 4 @4pm – Module 4
Businesses are invited to book directly via the SDP calendar – after which the log in details will be issued by a meeting invitation from Cisco WebEx and will contain the link and joining instruction before the each event.