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Aberdeen City Council offer a number of activities and services to assist your business to become more sustainable. Services range from 1-to-1 visits to identify development areas; assistance with recruitment of new staff; topical skills development workshops and informal networking sessions with a wide range of speakers.

Positive Procurement Programme

The Positive Procurement Programme (PPP) is a joint initiative between Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils. Its purpose is to support local businesses to develop their capacity to bid successfully for public procurement contracts.

The PPP offers training and networking opportunities. The training will cover introductory and intermediate levels, which will be of interest to businesses new to public procurement and to those who wish to develop their current practice.

Becoming a supplier brings challenges and opportunities and the PPP provides real support and guidance. By making a small investment of time businesses can acquire new information and insights into the tendering process. Networking events and evening seminars will be hosted monthly by the Employability Skills and Community Enterprise Team. Each event will focus on a key topics and feature an expert in the field who will deliver a short presentation followed by a Q&A session.

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Business Boosters

Business Booster seminars cover a diverse range of topics that help local businesses improve their skills and knowledge, working towards sustainability and developing their business.




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SDP SXL Meet the Buyer Event

  • September 28,2017
    10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Venue - Hampden Park,Glasgow,Strathclyde,G42 9BA

SDP's annual event returns to Glasgow for 2017, bringing together buyers and suppliers from across the Scottish public sector

The Supplier Development Programme is partnering with Scottish Government, Scotland Excel and Business Gateway for our 2017 annual Meet The Buyer event at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

This year's event will see over 80 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 buyers and decision makers from across the Public and Private sector, with the opportunity to raise your profile as a business and prepare for upcoming contract opportunities. In addition to the exhibition, a programme of workshops will be held throughout the day. Confirmed speakers include Scottish Government, Google Digital Garage, Crown Commercial Services and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority. This event is likely to sell out so book now to guarantee your place!

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To view Presentations from previous PPP and Business Booster Events visit the Previous Workshop Presentations page.

For more information please contact, Alison Simpson, Project Officer,