Business Breakfast – Cleaner Business Fleets: Reducing Your Transport Emissions

Learn about low emission transport and how this can help you reduce your carbon footprint at this free business breakfast.

 

 

This VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards event is being organised in partnership with Green Business Fife as part of the yearlong celebration for 20 years of VIBES.

 

 

You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from previous VIBES winners and finalists to see how you could do the same within your organisation.

 

 

The breakfast is also an official Feeder Event for VentureFest Scotland 2019.

 

 

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Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability

Sustainable procurement is a vital element of public sector procurement.  As well as environmental issues it also includes social issues such as equality and diversity, and fair and ethical trading, plus economic issues including opportunities for SMEs and the third sector.

 

This event is suitable for SMEs and third sector organisations who have a basic understanding of public sector procurement (ie who have completed Level 1 of the Supplier Development Programme courses or have equivalent experience).

 

Attendance at this event is free for organisations registered with the Supplier Development Programme – join now, registration is free.

 

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Improving Your Bid Score

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 that you’re winning points.

 

This event is suitable for SMEs and third sector organisations who have a basic understanding of public sector procurement (ie who have completed Level 1 of the Supplier Development Programme courses or have equivalent experience).

 

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It’s free to attend if you’ve registered with the Supplier Development Programme – join now, it’s free!

Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities

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 in attendance at this event to discuss their framework contracts and how they work with SMEs in Scotland.

 

This event is suitable for SMEs and third sector organisations who have a basic understanding of public sector procurement (ie who have completed Level 1 of the Supplier Development Programme courses or have equivalent experience).

 

Attendance at this event is free for organisations registered with the Supplier Development Programme – join now, registration is free.

 

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Tender Procedures and the ESPD

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), fomerly the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

 

This event is suitable for SMEs and third sector organisations who have a basic understanding of public sector procurement (ie who have completed Level 1 of the Supplier Development Programme courses or have equivalent experience).

 

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It’s free to attend if you’ve registered with the Supplier Development Programme – join now, it’s free!

Technical Export Training

The importance of understanding and correctly completing export documentation is crucial for any business trading internationally.  Any delay in getting the goods to your customer seriously effects your reputation and the increased costs have an influence on your profit margins.

 

This one-day course provides an in-depth look at export processes and requirements, giving delegates a more detailed view of the exporting processes.

 

The day will deliver an end-to-end guide to exporting, from the initial enquiry, through contractual and legislative requirements, concluding with securing payment.

 

The course is aimed at managers and staff in the accounts, export sales and logistic departments.

 

Numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

The event is part of a programme of workshops and training being delivered by Fife Council Economic Development, Fife Chamber of Commerce, Business Gateway Fife and Scottish Development International to support businesses to access new markets.

 

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