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Supplier Development

This page provides information on the various supplier development initiatives available to businesses within West Lothian to increase their knowledge and understanding of procurement.

West Lothian Council Supplier Development

West Lothian Council procures supplies, services and works to an approximate value of £220 million per annum. The Corporate Procurement Unit is a support service whose principal activity is to satisfy the council's procurement needs.

West Lothian Council uses Public Contracts Scotland and Public Contracts Scotland - Tender to advertise procurement opportunities in line with the council's Rules and Regulations  We would encourage all potential suppliers to register free of charge to both websites.


Supplier Development Programme

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West Lothian Council takes an active role in the Supplier Development Programme (opens new window) which arranges 'meet the buyer' and other events throughout Scotland. The Supplier Development Programme website displays a calendar with all upcoming events. It is possible to register with them via their website for regular updates on events. They can also be followed via Twitter.


Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

The Federation of Small Businesses provide support to Smaller Businesses with a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise and support.  Further information can be found on the FSB website.

We value your feedback! Any FSB members who wish to provide West Lothian Council's Corporate Procurement Unit can do so via the following; FSB Supplier Survey.


West Lothian Business Gateway

West Lothian Business Gateway run events and training to help companies win and deliver public sector contracts. To find out more email

For more information on support for businesses please visit the council's Business Support website: Support for Businesses


Useful Links

West Lothian Chamber of Commerce

West Lothian Council; Business Advice and Support

Scottish Government; Supporting Business

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Government; Growing the Economy

Skills Development Scotland

Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service

Supplier Journey