Procurement Training

Intend Business Development presenters have more than 25 years experience as buyers and suppliers in procurement training

Our training programmes draw on this knowledge to provide professional, practical solutions for tendering in public and commercial markets.  

Many of our most successful relationships with clients have been built as a direct result of their attendance at one of our training sessions. We offer:

  • in-company training
  • subsidised training and consultancy via a range of regional business support organisations

the training gave us a better understanding of how the procurement process works and increased confidence - thanks to the structuring and presentation tips - in completing tender applications  - Holmes Millar

Check our Events Calendar for upcoming training workshops or contact us to discuss an in-company programme for your team.


Company Training

Often the quickest and most cost effective way of ensuring staff are best prepared for responding to bids and opportunities is through customised training. If you have a number of people that could benefit from specific procurement training then we can work with you to establish their current abilities and tailor the sessions to address any skills gaps. We bring years of industry knowledge and relevant practical exercises to the sessions to ensure that the skills gained are clearly reinforced.


Subsidised Training

For many years we have been approved trainers on the Supplier Development Programme scheme. All courses are available free of charge to registered businesses. There are several level of workshops on offer. The first level will help companies with limited or no experience of tendering right through to the advanced level suitable for organisations more confident in bidding but looking to improve their future submissions.

These course are held throughout the year in all areas of Scotland and use a combination of demonstrative slides, presenter knowledge and hands on exercises.


Course titles include:

0.1  Introduction to working with the public sector

1.1  Introduction to tendering

1.2  Using PCS & PCS tender

2.1  Tender procedures & the ESPD

2.2  Finding & understanding framework agreements

2.3  Improving your bid score

2.4  Understanding community benefits and sustainability

3.1  Seeking feedback and improving your bid

3.2  The supplier's role in contract management

3.3  Expand your procurement marketplace