Events

P4P offers regular events, including workshops, surgeries and webinars.See below for details of both P4P events as well as other events on procurement or collaboration across Scotland.


Workshop

An interactive practical workshop – exploring the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of tendering and practical tips for success.   Book your place here.


Just Enterprise Workshop

This two day workshop is aimed at third sector organisations who want to improve their success rate at tendering for public sector contracts. Who should attend? Participants on the course would be expected to have had some prior experience of the tendering process. Learning Outcomes Participants will gain an increased understanding of Public Contracts Scotland […]


Workshop

Are you a Social Enterprise or Supported Business looking to work with large organisations? George Miller (Procurement Manager) will be leading an interactive workshop on procurement at Multiplex and how to do business with large organisations and completing their tender processes. Gain an insight into our procurement process and what makes for a successful tender. […]


Fife Council

Businesses are increasingly being asked to commit to provide Community Benefits as part of their bid. This workshop will give an introduction and overview to community benefits and how your company can deliver them as part of a winning bid. Suitable for all businesses. To sign up for this free event please see here.


Just Enterprise Workshop

This two day workshop is aimed at third sector organisations who want to improve their success rate at tendering for public sector contracts. Who should attend? Participants on the course would be expected to have had some prior experience of the tendering process. Learning Outcomes Participants will gain an increased understanding of Public Contracts Scotland […]


Just Enterprise Workshop

This one day introductory course is designed to give attendees an overview of the public sector procurement process. Who should attend? This one day workshop is aimed at third sector organisations with little or no knowledge of public sector tendering and who want to understand the principles and processes involved. Learning Outcomes Participants will gain […]


Workshop

Interested in doing business with the public sector? This ‘Meet the Buyer’ event is an opportunity for businesses interested in working with the local public sector to find out more about the contracts that are available and the process for tendering for these. For more information and to book your place see here.


Just Enterprise Workshop

This one day introductory course is designed to give attendees an overview of the public sector procurement process. Who should attend? This one day workshop is aimed at third sector organisations with little or no knowledge of public sector tendering and who want to understand the principles and processes involved. Learning Outcomes Participants will gain […]


Workshop

An event exploring the Council’s approach to community benefits, the sustainable procurement duty and equalities. The session will outline the range of social, economic and environmental value increasingly sought in goods, services and works contracts explaining how benefits link to our joint procurement strategy, local and national priorities. The session will also focus on the […]


P4P Workshop

Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is an initiative, managed by Senscot, which supports social enterprises and the wider third sector to better access public contracts and other contracting opportunities and to develop partnerships and consortia. This workshop will provide you with a basic knowledge of the benefits of partnership working, how to get started, potential models […]


Heathrow is committed to using its position as a national asset for the particular benefit of SMEs around the country – as committed to in Heathrow 2.0, Heathrow’s plan for Sustainable Growth. Our goal is to enable more and more UK SMEs to connect to new opportunities for growth locally, nationally and internationally. Through the […]


P4P Workshop

P4P Roadshow Ayrshire slides 2018 09 04 Looking to grow your social enterprise or third sector organisation? Have you considered bidding for public contracts? Public bodies in Scotland with a significant procurement spend will soon be required to publish details of upcoming tender opportunities as part of their annual procurement report. The purpose of this […]


Webinar

The P4P team is delivering a webinar on Consortia Models on Friday 24th August at 11am. By the end of the session you should understand: – The different consortia models you can use to bid for public contracts – The pros and cons of each model – The steps for setting up each type of […]


Module 2  Public Contracts Scotland is the national public sector tender portal for Scotland. It lists contract opportunities for all public sector bodies and has a “Quick Quote” function for lower value contracts. Join our webinar to ensure you are comfortable using this site as well as other portals throughout the UK and Europe. Key […]


Module 1 Public Contracts Scotland is the national public sector tender portal for Scotland. It lists contract opportunities for all public sector bodies and has a “Quick Quote” function for lower value contracts. Join our webinar to ensure you are comfortable using this site as well as other portals throughout the UK and Europe. Key […]


Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know what exactly the buyer is looking for. This workshop will provide an insight into buyers’ needs and expectations and ensure you’re winning points Key topics: Understanding the client Finding information (including Freedom of Information […]


Module 2  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 […]


Module 1 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 […]


Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know what exactly the buyer is looking for. This workshop will provide an insight into buyers’ needs and expectations and ensure you’re winning points Key topics: Understanding the client Finding information (including Freedom of Information […]


Sportscotland, Scottish Government, The Robertson Trust and Spirit of 2012 are working together to deliver a programme which aims to support organisations to use sport and physical activity as a driver to achieve positive individual and community change as a core element of the existing World Class Sporting System. Evidence shows that being active brings […]


The P4P team is delivering an Introduction to Partnership Working and Collaboration webinar on Friday 22nd June at 11am. By the end of the session you should understand: – What P4P is and what support is available for social enterprises – How some of the successful, existing consortia operate and what the key success factors […]


The first half of this intermediate-level workshop covers the various types of tender procedures in detail, including processes and timescales. The second half deals with the selection stage and completing the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) [ formerly the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire PQQ] Key topics: Tender threshold values Procedures and Timescales Filling in an ESPD form […]


This workshop will show experienced bidders how to grow your 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 sector Collaboration, Joint venture […]


Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know what exactly the buyer is looking for. This workshop will provide an insight into buyers’ needs and expectations and ensure you’re winning points Key topics: Understanding the client Finding information (including Freedom of Information […]


This workshop will show experienced bidders how to grow your 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 sector Collaboration, Joint venture […]


In partnership with Edinburgh Social Enterprise the P4P team is delivering an Introduction to Collaboration and Partnership Working session on Wednesday 6th June at the Greyfriars Charteris Centre from 10:15-13:00. This workshop will provide you with a basic knowledge of the benefits of partnership working, how to get started, potential models for consortia as well […]


The Supplier Development Programme is holding its 10th annual Meet the Buyer event. Meet the Buyer 2018 will see over 60 exhibitors from the public sector, private contractors and business support providers, with over 1,200 delegates expected on the day.  As the largest free procurement event in Scotland, the event affords suppliers unprecedented access to […]


Join social enterprise leaders from across Scotland and other countries to focus on the development challenges of an internationalising social enterprise, and the learning to be gained from social enterprises overseas. Led by Rachael Millson, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise Academy Africa, the residential will provide opportunities to explore and understand the different approaches to […]


Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop This workshop for experienced suppliers 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 […]


South Ayrshire Council, in partnership with North Ayrshire Council, East Ayrshire Council and the Supplier Development Programme are delighted to host a pan-Ayrshire ‘Meet the Buyer event in Ayr on the 24th May. Ayrshire businesses will be able to meet procurement teams from the three Ayrshire councils, alongside other public and private sector buying organisations […]


Module 2. Winning a tender is just the beginning Ensure you manage your contracts correctly with the help of this webinar as we explain 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: […]


This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know what exactly the buyer is looking for. This workshop will provide an insight into buyers’ needs and […]


Module 1. Ensure you manage your contracts correctly with the help of this webinar as we explain 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 […]


This one day introductory course is designed to give attendees an overview of the public sector procurement process. Who should attend? This one day workshop is aimed at third sector organisations with little or no knowledge of public sector tendering and who want to understand the principles and processes involved. Learning Outcomes Participants will gain […]


Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop 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 […]


Learn how to make the most of your feedback at this Level 3 (Advanced) workshop This workshop for experienced suppliers 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 […]


Find out everything you need to know about framework opportunities at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop. Frameworks are an integral part of public procurement and can be a lucrative source of business, but it’s essential to understand the Agreement. This workshop explains the types of frameworks available and what you can expect from them. A […]


In partnership with Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) and Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan) the P4P team is delivering an Introduction to Collaboration and Partnership Working session on Thursday 10th May at the Atrium Business Centre in Coatbridge from 09:30-12:30. This workshop will provide you with a basic knowledge of the benefits of partnership working, […]


Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop. Public Contracts Scotland is the national public sector tender portal for Scotland. It lists contract opportunities for all public sector bodies and has a “Quick Quote” function for lower value contracts. This workshop will help you […]


Sign to the webinar here. If you are a Scottish based SME or third sector organisation you are eligible for free training and support from the Supplier Development Programme to assist you with writing winning tenders. Talking Tenders To compliment the current support, resources and procurement training courses SDP offer, we are delighted to launch […]


Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is an initiative, managed by Senscot, which supports social enterprises and the wider third sector to better access public contracts and other contracting opportunities and to develop partnerships and consortia. This workshop will provide you with a basic knowledge of the benefits of partnership working, how to get started, potential models […]


Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is an initiative, managed by Senscot, which supports social enterprises and the wider third sector to better access public contracts and other contracting opportunities and to develop partnerships and consortia. This workshop will provide you with a basic knowledge of the benefits of partnership working, how to get started, potential models […]


This one day introductory course is designed to give attendees an overview of the public sector procurement process. Who should attend? This one day workshop is aimed at third sector organisations with little or no knowledge of public sector tendering and who want to understand the principles and processes involved. Learning Outcomes Participants will gain […]


Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is delivering a second workshop for GSEN members on collaboration and partnership working on Tuesday 24th April. This workshop will provide you with further details on the steps involved in developing a consortium. You will be given the opportunity to work through a practical example of a group of organisations who […]


We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Social Firms Scotland to host a workshop, with support from P4P, to provide more detail on DPS, how you register and the opportunities and challenges it represents. DWP staff will provide an overview of DPS alongside the role of Community Partners and other DWP initiatives (Disability Confident, […]


This two-day workshop will help you to explore in detail what you want to measure and the different approaches you can use and practically implement in your organisation. Every day your organisation sets out to add value to society and make a difference in the world. Identifying how you do this, articulating the difference you […]


Sign to the webinar here. If you are a Scottish based SME or third sector organisation you are eligible for free training and support from the Supplier Development Programme to assist you with writing winning tenders. Talking Tenders To compliment the current support, resources and procurement training courses SDP offer, we are delighted to launch […]


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 […]


This programme will strengthen your confidence in planning and leading diverse and extended projects, whilst developing your ability to communicate progress on outputs and outcomes. As investment is increasingly tied to successful project delivery, developing these critical skills can have positive impact on the financial sustainability of an organisation. For full details and to sign […]


Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know what exactly the buyer is looking for. This webinar will focus on: Understanding the client ( public sector as a customer) Finding information (including Freedom of Information requests) Asking questions Bid writing skills Pricing […]


Designed to explore a values-based approach to strategic leadership, this programme strengthens skills in line with the unique issues and challenges facing directors and chief executives of social enterprises. Social Enterprise Connect aims to develop your Academy learning to support you as you deal with a range of staff, client and stakeholder expectations. It is […]


This programme will allow you to invest time on identifying and developing your leadership strengths as you take forward your organisation. Effective leadership is central to the growth and sustainability of a third sector organisation. This programme will give you the support and space to apply and reflect on the impact of your learning towards […]


Frameworks are an integral part of public procurement and can be a lucrative source of business, but it’s essential to understand the Agreement. This workshop explains the types of frameworks available and what you can expect from them. A speaker from Scotland Excel, the Centre of Procurement Expertise for the local government sector, will be […]


This programme will help you develop facilitation skills to be able to offer learning and training in Gaelic medium. It will also give you confidence to hold meetings or other community events in Gaelic. This programme is aimed at Gaelic speakers who would like to use Gaelic to providing learning or training, or to hold […]


Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know what exactly the buyer is looking for. This workshop will provide an insight into buyers’ needs and expectations and ensure you’re winning points Key topics: Understanding the client Finding information (including Freedom of Information […]


The first half of this intermediate-level workshop covers the various types of tender procedures in detail, including processes and timescales. The second half deals with the selection stage and completing the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) [ formerly the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire PQQ] Key topics: Tender threshold values Procedures and Timescales Filling in an ESPD form […]


This programme will help you develop facilitation skills to be able to offer learning and training in Gaelic medium. It will also give you confidence to hold meetings or other community events in Gaelic. This programme is aimed at Gaelic speakers who would like to use Gaelic to providing learning or training, or to hold […]


Sign to the webinar here. If you are a Scottish based SME or third sector organisation you are eligible for free training and support from the Supplier Development Programme to assist you with writing winning tenders. Talking Tenders To compliment the current support, resources and procurement training courses SDP offer, we are delighted to launch […]


Are you interested to learn about opportunities to supply to the public sector? Do you need support to access procurement opportunities and bid for contracts? Would you like to learn from other third sector organisations’ experience of bidding for/delivering public sector contracts? Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is a new initiative funded through the Scottish Government’s 10 […]


This one day introductory course is designed to give attendees an overview of the public sector procurement process. Who should attend? This one day workshop is aimed at third sector organisations with little or no knowledge of public sector tendering and who want to understand the principles and processes involved. Learning Outcomes Participants will gain […]


The hub Club has monthly lunch-time meetings throughout across the South West of Scotland bringing together the hub South West team, Tier 1 contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, professional services companies. Other interested parties such as Scottish Futures Trust, Business Gateway advisers, Local Councils, CITB and business improvement consultants are also welcome to join. Meetings will feature […]


This Meet The Buyer gives your business the opportunity to meet the buying personnel from most of the Public Sector organisations in Tayside including: TPC ,Angus Council, Dundee City Council, Perth & Kinross Council, NHS Tayside, Universities, Colleges, Tayside Contracts ,Scotland Excel etc. Find out about upcoming contracts, how buyers go about tendering and what […]


This one-day programme is an ideal introduction to leadership. It will give you the space to work with peers at similar stages of development and develop confidence in your understanding of leadership as you prepare to start your social enterprise. As a new or aspiring social entrepreneur, your leadership will be critical to the initial […]


Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is an initiative, managed by Senscot, which supports social enterprises and the wider third sector to better access public contracts and other contracting opportunities and to develop partnerships and consortia. As part of Dundee Business Week and in partnership with Dundee Social Enterprise Network (DSEN) the P4P team is delivering an […]


Sign to the webinar here. If you are a Scottish based SME or third sector organisation you are eligible for free training and support from the Supplier Development Programme to assist you with writing winning tenders. Talking Tenders To compliment the current support, resources and procurement training courses SDP offer, we are delighted to launch […]


The hub Club has monthly lunch-time meetings throughout across the South West of Scotland bringing together the hub South West team, Tier 1 contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, professional services companies. Other interested parties such as Scottish Futures Trust, Business Gateway advisers, Local Councils, CITB and business improvement consultants are also welcome to join. Meetings will feature […]


Wide Horizons is a 12-day programme spread over two months. Based in Elgin and in partnership with other Moray social enterprises, you will work with others to explore how social enterprise can be used to create opportunities for people in the community. Social enterprises are businesses that trade for a social purpose. They provide a […]


Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop The first half of this intermediate-level workshop covers the various types of tender procedures in detail, including processes and timescales. The second half deals with the selection stage and completing the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) [ formerly […]


Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop. Public Contracts Scotland is the national public sector tender portal for Scotland. It lists contract opportunities for all public sector bodies and has a “Quick Quote” function for lower value contracts. This workshop will help you […]


January 23, 20189:30 am – 10:45 am January 24, 20189:30 am – 10:45 am We help you to understand the various types of tenders and examine the new ESPD during this webinar During our first module we cover the various types of tender procedures in detail, including processes and timescales. Module 2 deals with the […]


This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know what exactly the buyer is looking for. This workshop will provide an insight into buyers’ needs and […]


Strategic Planning for Trustees is for people who are directors, trustees or steering group members of voluntary, community, charity and other third sector organisations. It will also be beneficial for staff who work closely with trustees and directors. Third sector organisations can lose sight of what it is they are trying to achieve, and how […]


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 […]


ntroduction 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 […]