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Ready for Business July Newsletter

Posted in: General News

We are pleased to present another e-newsletter from the team at Ready for Business. News New EU Directives on Public Procurement Scottish Procurement has recently published an update regarding the implementation of the new EU Directives on public procurement, the implementation of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and details of a new EU Directive […]


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 each other or 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 […]


£4.5m for social landlords

Posted in: General News

Latest phase of Green Homes Cashback scheme announced. Social landlords will now be able to apply for a share of £4.5 million in funding for energy efficiency measures as part of the Scottish Government’s Green Homes Cashback scheme. The scheme provides funding to individual households and social landlords towards the cost of measures such as […]


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 each other or 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 […]


New EU Directives on Public Procurement

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Scottish Procurement has recently published an update regarding the implementation of the new EU Directives on public procurement, the implementation of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and details of a new EU Directive on electronic invoices in public procurement. Full details can be access through the following links. Implementation of Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act […]


Child welfare chief Anne Houston steps down

Posted in: General News

ONE of the driving forces behind the development of child safety and welfare in Scotland has stepped down after six years. Under Anne Houston’s leadership, Edinburgh-based Children 1st has supported and contributed to public sector reform. After qualifying in social work in 1980, Ms Houston began her career in Southampton before specialising in work with […]


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 each other or 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 […]


1,000 legacy apprentices

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Training opportunities all over the country thanks to Commonwealth Games. A thousand young men and women from across Scotland have been supported into an apprenticeship opportunity by the Legacy 2014 Young Persons’ Fund. The Legacy 2014 Employer Recruitment Incentive funded by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) aims to have at least 1,500 apprentices in place by […]