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Public Contracts Scotland Pre-Award Systems Survey

The Scottish Government is currently undertaking a strategic review of the pre-award systems (PCS, PCS-Tender) and Ready for Business is seeking feedback from PCS registered suppliers on the pre-award systems related to bidding for public contracts. Read more here.

Scottish Government Procurement Communication Survey

The Scottish Government Procurement Team wants your views on how they communicate and how to improve communication in the future. Complete the survey here.

10 Years of Procurement Reform

March 2016 marked 10 years of public procurement reform in Scotland. Read here how three senior figures think public procurement has changed during that time.

The PSP Advice Point

Ready for Business has significant experience in supporting the development of partnerships. As a result, we are able to provide guidance and support throughout the creation, development and management of public social partnerships.

Please contact Roddy (0141 425 2914) or Catriona (07880 053 394) for more information, or to ask a question on PSPs.

Further information and access points on PSPs are available here.


Perth Transport Futures Project – Meet The Buyers Event

Perth & Kinross Council is undertaking this major civil engineering project to deliver improved transport links in and around Perth and holding a Meet the Buyer event on 10th of August For more information and registration see here.

Supplier Development Programme Procurement training

For an overview of the free training events on offer, see here.

Case Studies

Co-production: Working with the Third Sector to Reshape Dementia Services

East Dunbartonshire Council and partners have developed an innovative co-production response to the challenge of delivering dementia care to the ageing local population.

Download Full Case Study.


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 the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest.

If you have any tenders that you wish to publicise please email

  • Processing of Food Waste – East Ayrshire Council
  • Glasgow Abstinence Project – NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Community Based Support for a Social Enterprise – East Ayrshire Council
  • African Health Project – NHS Lanarkshire
  • East Ayrshire Works Employability Framework – East Ayrshire Council
  • Independent Living Support Service – The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Provision of a Business Support Services Framework – South Ayrshire Council
  • IT Equipment Disposals Contract – Argyll and Bute Council

See more.