Events

Property Maintenance and Refurbishment framework Final Talking Tenders Event

Tuesday 27 September 2022, 10:00-11:00am

Property Maintenance and Refurbishment framework Final Talking Tenders Event

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Further to the onsite supplier event held at Dundee City Council on 11th Aug 2022, we are pleased to be able to confirm that the Contract Notice and tender documents are now available for the above framework  You will require to be registered on both PCS and PCS- Tender (separate system) to see the Contract Notice AND the tender documentation. The Contract Notice can be found here View Notice - Public Contracts Scotland and you will find a link here to connect to PCS-T.  The closing date for the tender is Monday 24th October at 12 noon.
 
As you will be aware the original planned date of tender release was mid-August, this delay in publishing the tender documentation has resulted in a number changes to the original planned Supplier Development Programme support sessions that were outlined at the event. To accommodate the changes in schedule the Supplier Development Programme have therefore added an additional session to ensure that potential bidders are provided with the support they require. A Talking Tenders session is now available on 27th September 2022 10:00-11:00am, we would strongly encourage you to register for this session.  To book a place please click here.

 

Scottish Business Week 2022

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Registrations are now open for Scottish Business Week 2022 - a virtual week-long event between the 3rd - 7th October, that Business Gateway is running in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland.

This event is open to all businesses in Scotland and anyone thinking about starting up. There will be inspirational speakers, webinars and masterclasses offering support and guidance to help increase efficiency and build resilience.
Keynote speakers include:

•    Councillor Gail Macgregor, Environment and Economy Spokesperson, COSLA
•    Carolyn Currie, Chief Executive, Women's Enterprise Scotland
•    Andrew Dobbie, Founder/CEO, MadeBrave
•    Dr Martin Valenti, Director of Net Zero, SOSE
•    Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Scottish Government

There will also be panel webinars on business support, starting up, women in business, digital transformation and sustainability; together with webinars and masterclasses on a variety of topics from cyber security to writing a business plan. Plus, you can learn the fundamentals of resource efficiency and become a Green Champion through Business Energy Scotland's CPD-certified training course.

Our Business Address is : COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH. t: +441314749200 w: http://www.cosla.gov.uk

To find out more and register for Scottish Business Week 2022: https://www.investindundee.com/scottish-business-week-2022.

MSIP INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2

Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) supports the development and delivery of innovation across the sustainable mobility and decarbonisation sectors.

This second Innovation Challenge will exploit Dundee’s reputation for innovative electric vehicle implementation by delivering new models for personal transport and commuting whilst addressing the Scottish Government’s challenging Net Zero targets for transport.

The MSIP Innovation Challenge 2 is a competition designed to support companies to test or demonstrate their products, processes, services or business models in Demand Responsive Transport/Mobility as a Service or Electric Vehicle Charging at Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc.

For this challenge, MSIP are working closely with the Scottish Innovation Ecosystem partners, The Data Lab and CENSIS to leverage additional benefits into successful projects. Successful projects will use MSIP as a location to:
1. test and demonstrate innovative products, processes, and services.
2. validate new and disruptive business models.
3. create employment opportunities.

Successful Innovation Challenge 2 projects can include new hardware, software, or service technologies as well as projects designed to encourage modal shift. Aligned with our partners innovation objectives, we are also looking for projects with a clear focus on the use of data and data science or the Internet of Things (IoT) and sensors. Proposals addressing the transfer of learners to and from the MSIP Skills Academy and those addressing the “A CAV Roadmap for Scotland” are encouraged.

To find out more about the application process, guidance and FAQs please click here.

Applications close 11am, 17th November 2022.

Trading in China: Opportunities for Entering or Expanding

If your business is considering entering into - or expanding trading with - the vast Chinese market, then this fascinating event by Fife Chamber of Commerce is for you.

On Thursday 25th August, 10-11am, Tom Duke, HM Deputy Trade Commissioner for China & Hong Kong, will talk through the support DIT can offer exporters in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce in China, who are interested in entering or expanding their presence in the China market. Tom will also talk about the major trade opportunities emerging in both goods and services across China that your businesses can benefit from.

More about the Chinese Market
China is the UK’s 3rd largest trading partner, accounting for 7.3% of total UK trade with exports in 2021 amounting to £27 billion. Appetite for UK goods and services continue to grow and develop despite the challenges thrown up by the pandemic. The latest polling indicate that 63% of Chinese consumers are buying more British products than they were five years ago – and that they are happy to pay a premium to do so. China is also a complex market, with unique regulator landscapes, linguistic and cultural differences, and currently strict Covid-19 international travel restrictions.

To find out more and how to book please click here.

"Invest in Skåne" Webinar

Invest in Skane Invite

Dundee and Angus Chamber Commerce have teamed up with Invest in Skåne, the official trade and investment agency for Skåne, the southernmost part of Sweden. Skåne ranks as one of the world’s most innovative regions, home to world leading tech companies, successful start-ups and ground-breaking research.      
  
Skåne’s unique geographic location in the very heart of Scandinavia, with close link to the Greater Copenhagen area makes it an ideal point of connection in the Nordic region as well as in Europe.

Join DACC’s online webinar, over two afternoons to get first hand business insight in the sectors mentioned below and make direct connections with Sweden. This is our first introduction to the region and its business clusters. We would like to welcome local businesses to join us on the webinars and also there will be an in-person Trade Mission trip at the end of September to build on the business relationship between our countries for the future.

Invest in Skåne will present their key eco systems with specific business & investment opportunities as well as an opportunity to ask questions.  

Key Sectors: 
·       Game Development  
·       Food Tech
·       Clean Tech, 
·       Mobile Heights
·       Medicon Village, Life Science
·      ESS / Max IV, Research 

Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce look forward to welcoming you to the event.  To find out more and to register for the event please click here.

 

"Invest in Skåne" Webinar

Invest in Skane Invite

 

Dundee and Angus Chamber Commerce have teamed up with Invest in Skåne, the official trade and investment agency for Skåne, the southernmost part of Sweden. Skåne ranks as one of the world’s most innovative regions, home to world leading tech companies, successful start-ups and ground-breaking research.    
    
Skåne’s unique geographic location in the very heart of Scandinavia, with close link to the Greater Copenhagen area makes it an ideal point of connection in the Nordic region as well as in Europe.

Join DACC’s online webinar, over two afternoons to get first hand business insight in the sectors mentioned below and make direct connections with Sweden. This is our first introduction to the region and its business clusters. We would like to welcome local businesses to join us on the webinars and also there will be an in-person Trade Mission trip at the end of September to build on the business relationship between our countries for the future.

Invest in Skåne will present their key eco systems with specific business & investment opportunities as well as an opportunity to ask questions.  

Key Sectors: 
·       Game Development  
·       Food Tech
·       Clean Tech, 
·       Mobile Heights
·       Medicon Village, Life Science
·      ESS / Max IV, Research 

Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce look forward to welcoming you to the event.  To find out more and to register for the event please click here.
 

Talking Tenders with Scotland Excel: Property, Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework

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Do you own a business in Tayside? Dundee City Council is changing the way it procures services related to Repair, Maintenance and Refurbishment locally. The Supplier Development Programme, in partnership with Dundee City Council and Scotland Excel, is hosting a series of supplier engagement events to provide support to micro and small businesses to ensure they are 'tender ready' when the Framework goes live. 

To find out more and to register for the event please click here.

 

 

Meet the Buyer Talking Tenders Event for Property Maintenance and Refurbishment Frame Work

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Dundee City Council is changing the way it procures some of the local services related to Property, Maintenance and Refurbishment and will be utilising the upcoming Scotland Excel  Property Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework. The Supplier Development Programme, in partnership with Dundee City Council and Scotland Excel, is hosting a series of supplier engagement events to provide support to small to medium businesses to ensure they are 'tender ready' when the Framework goes live.  
 
Aimed at micro and small businesses, but open to all, these sessions will give helpful information to help you bid better. 
 

Please click here to find out more and register for the 9am event.

Please click here to find out more and register for the 12pm event.

 

Continuous Improvement: Finance & Investment

Ceed in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the next workshop will focus on Finance and Investment and takes place on Wednesday 13th July at 10am.

Having already explored best practice case studies from Diodes Inc, Dover Fueling and Woodward Aircraft Engineering, this session will look at funding and financial challenges that may be preventing you from investing in Continuous Improvement or whether it is a question of having people with the right skills and a process to deliver and sustain CI within your business?

At this online event, you will hear from Jim Lockhart, Partner at Armstrong Watson who will bring his breadth of knowledge to the session highlighting several financial support routes and instruments that could unlock the financial resources needed for that next CI investment project.

Also Barry Munro, business owner of Munro Business Consultancy  who will explain ways in which an organisation can enable Continuous Improvement through people and process with the goal of nurturing and developing a sustainable and value adding CI culture.

Online Event - REGISTER NOW

Graduate Apprenticeships Webinar

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Join the University of Dundee on Thursday 30 June (from 1300-1415) to find out how their fully funded Graduate Apprenticeship Programme can help you to develop the Business, IT and/or Engineering skills of your workforce at no additional cost to your business.

With fully funded courses available to current or new employees in Business Management, IT Management for Business, IT Software Development, Civil Engineering, and Engineering, Design and Manufacturing, there has never been a better time to find out more. 
  
During the webinar they will break down each of the courses on offer, so you can establish which course or courses would be the best fit for you and your business.

You will also hear from both employers and apprentices who are currently using the programme, so you can find out about their experience first-hand and the benefits the programme can bring to your business.

Interested? Register for the webinar today!

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