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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. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the […]


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. Tender for Business & Commercial […]


Community Benefit in Procurement Champions Network

Posted in: Events

Venue:  Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ Date:  1st April Time:  11.00 – 1.00 We are pleased to advise that the next Community Benefit in Procurement Champions network event will be on the 1st April at the Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ. The agenda will feature […]


Meet the Buyer Event

Posted in: Events

Are you a small or medium sized business involved in the construction sector? Would you like to be on the supply chain for some exciting projects happening in Glasgow? We (Hub West Scotland,  Clyde Gateway & Morgan Sindall) want to give you the opportunity to grow your business. Come and find out how at our Meet […]


Child poverty strategy

Posted in: General News

Projects to share over £2.5 million funding. Four projects are set to share over £2.5 million of funding to help tackle poverty in Scotland. The funding comes ahead of the publication of ‘Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland: Our Approach 2014-17’. The strategy aims to tackle the causes of poverty by addressing them early and sets out […]


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. Care Managed Alcohol Support Service […]


Latest Ready for Business Newsletter

Posted in: General News

This is the second e-newsletter of 2014 from the team at Ready for Business. We will continue to keep you up to date about the progress of the Developing Markets programme and other interesting news around commissioning and procurement. To subscribe visit the signup page. News New EU Procurement Directive As regular readers will be […]


New European procurement directives welcomed

Posted in: General News

Boost for Scottish business. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today welcomed a decision by European Ministers to adopt new procurement legislation aimed at simplifying public procurement and improving access to public contracts for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). The directives, which have already been adopted by the European Parliament, will replace existing European legislation […]


£1M Support for sports social enterprises

Posted in: General News

A £1 million fund to help communities own and run their sport facilities has been announced by the Minister for Commonwealth Games today. The Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund will distribute up to £1 million during 2014-2016 to support the sustainability and capacity of aspiring and existing social enterprises delivering sport and physical […]


Capacity Building Workshops

Posted in: Events

There are more free capacity building workshops for SME’s and Social Enterprises taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. What is Quality? Wednesday 19th March from 9.30am – 11.30am History of Quality Quality Standards 8 Principles of Quality Quality Control Quality Assurance Integration with H&S and Environment Waste Scotland […]