Meet the Buyer Day, 5th October 2017-additional information

The OIC Meet the Buyer Day will be held on Thursday 5th October in The Library, Junction Road, Kirkwall.  Attached are the Programme and Workshop Descriptions.

Local businesses who are interested in doing business with the public sector in Orkney are being invited to attend a 'Meet the Buyer' event next month.

The event, being run by Orkney Islands Council and Business Gateway Orkney, will give businesses a chance to find out more about working with the public sector and give public sector organisations a chance to network with potential suppliers.

A similar event last year attracted over 40 attendees.

Topics to be covered at the event include details of future contract opportunities, information on work that is underway to improve access to contracts for smaller businesses and the launch of a consultation on the Council's draft Sustainable Procurement policy.

Sessions will cover a range of topics of Community led Care to the opportunities surrounding the Early Years and Childminding priovision locally.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring new ideas and explore solutions to meet some of the local authority’s needs.

The event takes place on 5 October in the Orkney Library and Archive in Kirkwall. To find out more about the event contact Business Gateway Orkney on 01856 898490. You can book a space at the event online at

Meet The Buyer - 5 Oct 2017 Final Programme


For those who will attend the health and social care workshop I attach additional information from the facilitators along with two sets of questions. You are asked to, briefly, complete the questionnaires in order to prepare for the conversations on the day where the facilitators want to capture your thoughts and concerns.

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Meet the Buyer - 5 Oct H&SC workshop information

Further Information for the Workshops - Event Programme






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