Public Procurement and Property

Meet the Buyer 2023: PPG Round-up

May 2, 2023 by No Comments | Category Meet the Buyer, Public Procurement Group, Stakeholder events, Supplier Development Programme

Scotland is open for business. Join us for Scotland’s largest Meet the Buyer event!

On 17 May 2023, buyers and suppliers from across Scotland will come together for Meet the Buyer at Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Whatever the size of your business, you will meet procurement teams, buyers and supply chains to learn about upcoming projects and tender opportunities locally, nationally within Scotland and right across the UK.

Members of the Public Procurement Group (PPG) will be attending and exhibiting at the event. This provides opportunities for suppliers to ‘meet the buyers’ from the procurement Centres of Expertise in Scotland including Scottish Government, APUC, Scotland Excel and NHS. Registration is free via the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) website.

Scottish Government

Want to engage with the Scottish Government – Procurement and Property Directorate about its current portfolio of frameworks and contracts? Stop by the Scottish Government exhibition to find out more about Scottish public sector procurement and the Public Contracts Scotland website!

APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges)

Does your business operate Estate Operations and Development, Catering, Furniture, IT, Laboratories, or Travel and Transport? Come along to the APUC exhibition stand to learn more about how your business could work with the Higher and Further Education Sector!

Scotland Excel (local authorities)

Stop by the Scotland Excel exhibition stand on 17 May to find out about current opportunities, including live contracts in Employability Services, Digital Telecare Goods, Bikeability Scotland training providers, and Pipeline Contract Opportunities.

NHS National Services Scotland

SDP member NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and NHS Ayrshire and Arran will be exhibiting at the event. Stop by their stands to find out about business opportunities to supply their NHS boards!

A whole host of public sector organisations are also exhibiting. Find out more and register via the Meet the Buyer website.

If your business can’t make Meet the Buyer on 17 May, you can still register with SDP to access a range of free training, advice and support.

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