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  • Phone 0141 287 7216

Supplier Development Programme (SDP)

We are proud to be part of the Supplier Development Programme, a Scotland-wide initiative that assists small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and third sector organisations improve their performance in winning public sector contracts.  The SDP supports businesses to compete for the £9b of Scottish public sector spend by offering FREE advice, support, training and events covering all aspects of tendering to improve their knowledge and competency.


The programme provides support to Glasgow businesses in 3 main ways:

  • Raising awareness of the opportunities for SMEs and third sector organisations from the public sector
  • Increasing business readiness to tender
  • Assisting SMEs and third sector organisations in accessing tender opportunities


Benefits to Companies

Benefits to companies registered with SDP include:

  • Free tender writing training
  • Attendance at Meet the Buyer events providing access to buyers from public and private sector organisations
  • Full access to information on SDP website
  • Company listing on SDP's Suppliers Register
  • Receive regular e-bulletins
  • Access to local business support network
  • Access to any SDP event in any area


How to Register

To access all the assistance, simply register now on the SDP Website. As well as tender writing training and policy workshops the programme also runs 'Meet the Buyer' events, putting your business in touch with the people making the buying decisions.

Full list of training is available on the Events Calendar

Phone: 0141 287 7216


  • Phone 0141 287 7216
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