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Posted in: General News

Please find this month’s latest e-newsletter from the team at Ready for Business! Signup here to receive this newsletter directly in your inbox. News Research Report: Public Procurement and the Third Sector in Scotland Ready for Business published the results of the third survey of public sector commissioners and procurement staff in Scotland. Read more […]


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 […]


Research Report: Public Procurement and the Third Sector in Scotland

Posted in: General News

This newly launched report presents the results of the third survey of public sector commissioners and procurement staff in Scotland. Where possible and useful, it compares the findings with the surveys produced in 2012 and 2014. This study has been designed to explore the awareness, attitudes, behaviours and aspirations of public sector staff that play […]


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 […]


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 […]


NHS Lothian Community Benefits Officer Vacancy

Posted in: General News

NHS Lothian is seeking to recruit a Community Benefits Officer, closing date 24th August 2016. The postholder will develop and implement a Sustainable Procurement programme across NHS Lothian. This programme will involve Identifying innovative community benefits and develop a model of whole life cycle evaluation. Ensuring community benefits are a) specified b) measured and c) delivered […]


NHS GGC’s tendering of Community Cooking services – Meet the Buyer

Posted in: Events

For those interested in delivering practical cooking in the community it’s worth checking out the Meet the Buyer information event on 7th September relating to NHS GGC’s tendering of Community Cooking services in the near future. This event is for anyone delivering practical cooking in the community in Greater Glasgow and Clyde areas. Following the success […]


Help APUC Ltd identify training and assistance it could provide your orgaisation

Posted in: General News

As part of continuous improvement, APUC Ltd are looking to work with SMEs, Supported Businesses and Third Sector organisations to ensure that they understand and are confident in taking part in the bidding process within the Higher and Further Education sector. To help them identify the type of help and training we could provide to you, […]


Contractors Invited To £1.13bn City Deal ‘Meet The Buyer’ Event

Posted in: Events

Contractors are being invited to find out more information about the £1.13 billion Glasgow City Region City Deal. A ‘Meet the Buyer’ event is being hosted by both East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire councils from 9.15am – 12.30pm at Paisley Town Hall on Monday, 29 August.download Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie The exhibition will help SME […]


Introduction to IT Security for Small Businesses – Free Workshop

Posted in: Events

Location: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. Date / Time : Thursday 18th August from 10:00-12:00 Registration details below. Introduction to IT Security for Small Businesses (see flyer) This workshop will focus on:Review Android Smartphone What is information Security? What are the risks? Some basic good practices Where to find out more? […]