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Deputy First Minister keynote address 2013 at Procurex

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At the 9th Scottish National Procurement Conference and Procurex Exhibition Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister gave the following keynote address in the SECC, Glasgow on the 22 October 2013. Introduction I am delighted that this year I am able to be here in person. This conference and the Procurex exhibition are important in bringing together the public sector and […]


Ready for Business October Newsletter

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Another e-newsletter from the team at Ready for Business. In this issue you can read about the launch of the Low Moss PSP and other successes of the Developing Markets for Third Sector Providers programme. News Cabinet Secretary launches HMP Low Moss Public Social Partnership Kenny MacAskill MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice has launched […]


Policy Note on Community Benefits in Procurement

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The Scottish Government has published a Scottish Procurement Policy Note on Community Benefits in Public Procurement.  This note is to promote guidance on: The use of the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) advertising portal to achieve and monitor community benefits, and Increasing access to subcontracting opportunities for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Social Enterprises.  See […]


Free Capacity Building Workshops

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There are two more free capacity building workshops from SME’s and Social Enterprises taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. Employment Law – Key Issues Thursday 14th November 2013 | 10:00 – 12:00 hrs Employment Rights Contracts and Rules Working Time Discrimination Where to get help Waste Scotland Regulations […]


Tender Opportunities

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Below are some tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with private sector organisations. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest. Help to Live at Home […]


Innovative Public Social Partnership launched at HMP Low Moss

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A SERVICE which offers greater support to people leaving custody in order to reduce the likelihood of them reoffending officially launched today (Tuesday) at Her Majesty’s Prison Low Moss. The Public Social Partnership (PSP), entitled Prisoner Support Pathway, aims to address the root causes of offending behaviour among short-term prisoners at the Bishopbriggs establishment, and ensure […]


Free Capacity Building Workshops

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There are two more free capacity building workshops from SME’s and Social Enterprises taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. What is Quality? Monday 11th November 2013 I 14:30 – 16:30 hrs What is Quality? History of Quality Quality Standards 8 Principles of Quality Quality Control Quality Assurance Integration […]


Tender Opportunities

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with private sector organisations. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest. Employee Occupational Health and Wellbeing […]


Free Customer Service Capacity Building Workshop

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GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ Thursday 31st October 2013 13:30 – 15:30 hrs Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor is Scotland’s leading recycling, renewable energy and sustainable waste partner. Working with 96% of Scottish local authorities, public bodies and Scotland’s leading businesses, Viridor operates a £100m Scottish network of […]


Meet the buyer!

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DENNY CIVIC THEATRE,  FOYER AREA, ST MARY’S WAY, DUMBARTON, G82 1SG THURS 14 NOVEMBER 4pm- 6pm FREE! West Dunbartonshire Council is holding its Local Meet the Buyer event in Dumbarton. This event is being targeted at the business community in the West Dunbartonshire area, and in particular small businesses. This is your opportunity to come and meet buyers from across West Dunbartonshire Council in […]