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September Newsletter from Ready for Business

Posted in: General News

Please find the latest e-newsletter from the team at Ready for Business! To receive this directly click here. News Community Benefit in Procurement Network At the recent Community Benefit in Procurement Champions Network event, 37 delegates from across the Scottish public sector heard from Paul Dodd of Scottish Futures Trust on the development of a toolkit […]


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 […]


Updated Public Social Partnership Case Studies

Posted in: General News

Five newly updated Public Social Partnership Case Studies have been added to the website. These are: East Renfrewshire CHCP – Re-design of Supported Living Services for People with Learning Disabilities Low Moss Prison Prisoner Support Pathway NHS Lothian – Health Transformation through the Third Sector SPT Community Transport The Life I Want View all these […]


Three FREE workshops for SMEs and Social Enterprises

Posted in: Events, Training

There are FREE capacity building workshops coming up for SME’s and Social Enterprises this month taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. Details below, click the link for further information. Registrations details are below also. Digital Marketing for Small Businesses – 3 Steps to Transforming Your Business Online Wednesday 21st […]


Beyond competition: exploring alternatives to tendering

Posted in: Events

October 30 @ 09:00 – 16:00 How do we purchase quality care and support the meets people’s needs, support their outcomes while ensuring a sustainable organisations and fair reward for the social care workforce? Social care purchasing often focusses on competitive (re)tendering but this is not the only answer to this complex question. With input […]


Meet the Buyer Event

Posted in: Events

Supplier Development Program: Interserve Construction and Babcock Wilcox Vølund A/S (JV) hosts a ‘Meet the Buyer Event’. Construction of the £177m Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Viridor’s existing rail linked Dunbar waste treatment hub in East Lothian, Scotland commenced in 2014. The facility is integral to the Scottish Government’s ambitions to deliver a zero […]


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 […]


New free workshops from Viridor Glasgow

Posted in: Training

There are FREE capacity building workshops coming up for SME’s and Social Enterprises this month taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. Details below, click the link for further information. Registrations details are below also. Emergency First Aid at Work (Level 5) Tuesday 6th October 2015 | 9:00 – 16:30 […]


New free procurement training programme for Scottish SME’s

Posted in: General News

The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) – Scotland’s free tender training service for SME’s – has launched a new programme of tender training events. This year will see changes in Procurement with the introduction of the Reform Act and the SDP is on hand to help businesses understand the up and coming changes within public sector […]


Scottish Procurement Policy Note – European refugee crisis: implications for procurement

Posted in: General News

Information about a communication published by the European Commission on 9 September 2015, which sets out its assessment of how procurement legislation can be used to satisfy the most immediate needs of refugees in light of developments unfolding across Europe. Download the full policy note (DOC).