Workshop 1 – Guide to Public Procurement – Scotland – £115.00


This workshop is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of public sector procurement, including what bearing contract value and risk have on how buyers conduct their procurement processes.

It will also examine how buyers and suppliers interact and will give you practical insight into this relationship and the processes and procedures that dominate it.

Learning Outcomes

Attending this PASS workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the public sector marketplace and, importantly, the buyers’ perspective
  • Understand the rationale behind the procurement process in the public sector
  • Determine whether or not the public sector might be a good customer for you
  • Decide if your business is ready to work with the public sector
  • Improve your company’s chance of success


08.40 - Registration and Coffee
09:00 - Start

Understanding the marketplace

  • What are the principles of public sector procurement?
  • How big is the market?
  • Why is this marketplace regulated?
  • Where can you find opportunities?

Understanding how the public sector procures

  • What procedures must they follow?
  • What are the minimum timescales for procurements?
  • What are framework agreements?
  • Impact of sustainability
  • What are the advertising thresholds?
  • What is sufficient advertising?
  • What are CPV codes?

Evaluation and Standstill

What are your rights to information and challenge?

How can you improve your chances of success?

Coffee: 10.30am
Finish: 12:00 noon
Agenda and timings may be subject to change.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for all potential suppliers to the public sector who have had limited or no experience of public procurement, and who want to decide whether supplying the public sector would benefit them and, if so, how to go about it.

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Dates & Locations

Booking Packages

Book Workshops 1 & 2
30 April,
Venue to be confirmed, Glasgow

Book Workshops 1 - 4
30 April & 29 May