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Posted in: General News

This is the last e-newsletter from the team at Ready for Business for 2015. We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Sign up to receive this bulletin directly to your inbox. News Living wage for Scottish public contract bidders The Scottish government’s commitment to fair work procurement practices […]


Current and Future Tendering 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 […]


Supply and Delivery of Community Equipment – Meet the Buyer Event

Posted in: Events

Community EquipmentIt is Cordia (Services) LLP’s intention to tender, in the very near future, for the supply and delivery of Community Equipment, both Core and Specialist Products. The value of the resultant framework agreements is expected to be in the region of £4m to £8m per annum. In order to ensure that the supply chain […]


Social Firms Scotland 15th Anniversary

Posted in: Events

Social Firms Scotland (SFS), one of Ready for Business founding partners, celebrated their 15th Anniversary on 24 November in the splendour of Oran Mor in Glasgow.  CEO, Pauline Graham, addressed a packed house, charting their journey in supporting the development of Social Firms over the past 15 years.  The sector, she said, has grown substantially […]


GO Awards 2016/17 – open for entries!

Posted in: Events

You can enter the National GO Awards now, but please note, the deadline for entries is 5:00pm, 18 December 2015. The National GO Awards 2016/17 return on Tuesday 8 March 2016, taking place on the evening of Procurex North Live 2016. The Awards will be held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, a venue with increased capacity […]


Current and Future Tendering 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 […]


Procurement Surgery from The City of Edinburgh Council

Posted in: Events

Do you have questions for the procurement team here at City of Edinburgh Council? We are holding individual 30 minute appointments at our surgery to enable suppliers of goods services to meet our team. If you would like to book a one to one appointment for Wednesday 25th November 2015, please email; supplier.support@edinburgh.gov.uk stating your […]


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

Posted in: General News

A reminder that the Scottish Government released a Procurement Policy Note with 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 DOC file […]


Current and Future Tendering 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 […]


Two free workshops for SMEs and social enterprise organisations

Posted in: Events

There are two FREE capacity building workshops coming up for SME’s and Social Enterprises next month taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. Details below, click the links for the flyer (PDF). Registrations details are also below. Project Management – Achieving Goals Tuesday 24nd November 2015 | 10:00 – 12:00 hrs […]