Public Procurement and Property

Meet The Buyer 2024 brings businesses together for Scotland’s largest free procurement event

March 6, 2024 by No Comments | Category Guest Blog, Meet the Buyer, Supplier Development Programme

The 15th annual Meet the Buyer National event takes place on Wednesday, 5 June 2024 at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

This free to attend event provides all businesses, including social enterprises and third sector organisations, with an opportunity to engage with Scotland’s public sector to discover upcoming contract opportunities, which make up part of the £14.5bn public sector annual spend in Scotland.

Meet the Buyer 2024

Alongside headline partners, Scottish Government and Scotland Excel, over 55 exhibitors have already signed up to engage with suppliers on the day. Exhibitors are set to include:

  • AGS Airports
  • Cumberland Platforms Ltd (CPL)
  • Crown Commercial Service
  • Linear Design and Construct
  • McTaggart Construction Ltd
  • Ministry of Defence
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Police Scotland
  • Scotrail
  • 22 Scottish Local Authorities (including all eight members of the Glasgow City Region Deal)
  • Total Security Protection Ltd
  • Transport Scotland
  • Venesky-Brown Recruitment

We are also delighted to announce the first ever Education Zone, sponsored by Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) and Glasgow Caledonian University. This zone will also feature buyers from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and representatives from the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP).

Check out the full list of confirmed exhibitors on the SDP website.

Businesses will be able to have one-to-one discussions, gather free resources and information, and pick up top tips on how to bid for upcoming contracts from the Supplier Development Programme.

Register Now

Meet the Buyer 2024 is aimed towards small and medium sized businesses from across Scotland. However, all are welcome! Wherever you are based and however big your business is, there is something useful to be found at this event!

Come along to meet with procurement teams, buyers and supply chains to learn about upcoming projects and tender opportunities across Scotland and the UK.

More than 1,500 suppliers are anticipated to attend on the day. Don’t miss out – register for your free place now!

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