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Making the Most of the Media

Posted in: General News

Marjorie Calder – Director, The Big Partnership 27th February 2015, 10.30am The Big Partnership, Fountain House, 1–3 Woodside Crescent, G3 7UL A director of Scotland’s largest PR and digital marketing company, Marjorie Calder has previously been both tabloid journalist and in-house marketing manager during a comms career spanning 25 years. She works with brands large […]


Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

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 […]


Funding to help reduce reoffending

Posted in: General News

Up to £1 million pledged to support work of voluntary organisations. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson has announced a near £1 million funding package for three leading voluntary organisations working to reduce reoffending in Scotland. The funding will allow Apex Scotland, SACRO and Families Outside to continue to deliver a range of specialist services in 2015/16 […]


Latest Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Posted in: General News

Evaluating employment practices and workforce matters, including living wage, in public contracts Purpose This note provides information on how and when employment practices and ‘workforce matters’, including payment of the living wage, should be considered in the course of a public procurement exercise as a key driver of service quality and contract delivery. It is […]


Scottish Publicly Funded Sectors – Revised Procurement Benefits Reporting Guidance

Posted in: General News

Background and Information Good public procurement makes the best use of public money to deliver quality, value for money goods, works and services that benefit Scottish citizens, the organisations that are publicly funded, their stakeholders and the Scottish economy as a whole. In January 2010, the Public Procurement Reform Board endorsed the second phase of […]


Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

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 […]


Lend Lease are hosting a Meet the Buyer event on Tuesday 17th February

Posted in: Events

In partnership with Inverclyde Council and hubWest Scotland, Lend Lease will be creating opportunities associated with the construction of the new primary school at St.Patricks, Inverclyde and are hosting a Meet the Buyer Event at the Beacons Art Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock, PA15  1HJ on Tuesday 17th February 2015 at 2:00pm – 5:30pm. Please […]


Public Procurement – Consultation on Changes to the Public Procurement Rules in Scotland

Posted in: General News

The Scottish Government has published a consultation document on changes to the public procurement rules in Scotland.  The consultation can be found at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2015/02/4903 The consultation describes, and seeks views on, the Scottish Government’s plans to change the procurement rules in Scotland.  These changes largely arise from three new EU Directives concerned with Public Procurement, […]


Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

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 […]


Scottish Government – Procurement News

Posted in: General News

Director’s letter – goodbye from Alastair Merrill After almost six years as Director of Procurement and Commercial, Alastair Merrill issues his last letter which looks back fondly over his career at Scottish Procurement, before he leaves to take on a new role. News Updated contract and supplier management guidance We are pleased to announce the […]