Supplier Development Programme (SDP)
The Scottish Government has just subscribed to an exciting new service, which is now available free of charge to all trading third sector organisations and social enterprises across Scotland. The* Supplier Development Programme (SDP)* aims to assist businesses to improve their performance in winning contracts with Scottish Public Sector Organisations. By signing up, you will get access to/be included within:
· An interactive, searchable database of suppliers, in use by many
public sector commissioners;
· Events and workshops on procurement issues;
· Business support;
· Quarterly bulletins with news and information.
Liz Thomas of the Impart Management Co-op has already joined the programme and attended an event, and is very pleased with the service provided. She recommends the programme to: “organisations that have the potential to contract at a significant level and have aspirations to expand their business by supplying goods and services to public sector agencies. The programme offers participants not just the prospect of gaining a better understanding of procurement processes but also highlights the potential value of their organisation’s Intellectual Assets and gives them access to an extensive (mainly) private sector network. It’s a really good opportunity!”
To take advantage of this service, all you have to do is register at the SDP website: www.sdpscotland.co.uk . We would be grateful if you could forward this message to all your contacts and stakeholders within the sector – spread the word!