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Current and Future Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some selected  future contract and 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 […]


Tackling employment barriers

Posted in: General News

£43 million to boost job opportunities. Funding of £43 million will help to support the long-term unemployed and people with multiple barriers to sustainable employment across Scotland. Local authorities and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will receive the funding to support existing services, including those delivered by the third sector. It is the first stream of […]


Award Nomination for Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

Posted in: General News

The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport PSP (Public Social Partnership) has been nominated for ‘Buy Social – Market Builder’ award category in the Social Enterprise Scotland Awards 2015. See all the nominees and award categories on the Social Enterprise Scotland website. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is the Regional Transport Partnership (and Public Transport Authority) for […]


Ready for Business GO Awards nomination

Posted in: General News

Ready for Business is thrilled to have been nominated as finalists in the ‘GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Other Organisations’ category of the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2015/16. We are delighted at this recognition as the level of competition for this year’s awards has been extremely high, with the […]


£1.7M for Town Centre Development

Posted in: General News

Alex Neil announces fund to help communities regenerate town centres across Scotland. Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has announced £1.7 million of funding to help revitalise and regenerate town centres across Scotland. The Town Centre Communities Capital Fund is open to community organisations to support capital projects which will make real and lasting improvements to […]


Mutual benefits of social co-operation

Posted in: General News

A shared purpose offers real openings says Duncan Thorp THE public sector and social enterprise have a shared purpose. Scottish social enterprises have been working in partnership with local authorities and other public agencies for years. These relationships have been, and continue to be, mutually beneficial. Whether this is about opening up public procurement to […]


Current and Future Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some selected  future contract and 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 […]


Meet the buyer event

Posted in: Events

West Lothian Council are hosting a local Meet The Buyer Event on Thursday 3 September 2015 at Howden Park Centre (2 – 6.30pm). As you can see from the copy of Notice (PDF) which was posted on Public Contracts Scotland there are many categories that you might be interested in. For further information contact: Tom […]


New and Improved online Procurement Journey

Posted in: General News

The online Procurement Journey is currently undergoing improvement with an expected re-launch later this summer. The improvements will deliver a more modern Procurement Journey which will be easier to navigate and includes enhanced guidance.  It will resolve many of the issues raised through last year’s user’s survey. Further information including the launch date, more detail […]


Current and Future Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some selected  future contract and 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 […]