The public sector in Scotland spends £10 billion annually on goods and services and Ready for Business works with commissioners and buyers to encourage the adoption of social value in public procurement and to increase the share of these services that the third sector delivers.
We do this in a number of ways including promotion of the Public Social Partnership model and facilitating engagement with Supported Business and Social Enterprises.
Our unique combination of funded consultancy support and online resources means that we can provide accessible, responsive, tailored support from a range of experts to the including third sector support agencies, procurement specialists and procurement lawyers.
Our work forms a key part of the Scottish Government support strategy for the third sector and complements other initiatives and activities including the requirements of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act.
Ready for Business is a third sector led partnership composed of Ready for Business LLP, Sustainable Procurement Ltd and MacRoberts LLP