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News

Bold new ideas needed to make Scotland a recognised hotbed of business growth

Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, has written an article in The Herald about using Scotland’s new powers to create a “hotbed of business growth” including amendments to the procurement system. Read the full article here.

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 here and download the full report here.

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) for more information, or to ask a question on PSPs.

Further information and access points on PSPs are available here.

Events

Supplier Development Programme Procurement training

A range of interesting, free procurement related training events delivered by the Supplier Development Programme. For an overview of the free training events on offer see here.

Case Studies

Strengthening the Role of Enterprising Communities in Delivering Public Services

Fife Council has developed an increasingly productive working relationship

with the third sector. Support for the third sector through its Supporting Enterprising Communities programme is enabling the Council to make strong progress in building local capacity, facilitating community asset transfer, and outsourcing services to third sector providers. Download Full Case Study.

Tenders

Below are some tender & future contract 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.

This weeks featured tenders and future contract opportunities include:

  • Grass Sports Pitch Maintenance Framework – Fife Council
  • Provision of a Mental Health and Wellness Centre in Moray – Moray Council
  • Children and Young Peoples Services – Scottish Borders Council
  • Sport and Leisure Services – Stirling Council
  • Glasgow Flexible Homelessness Outreach Support Services – Glasgow City Council
  • Occupational Health and Welfare Services Incl. Employee Counselling – Argyll and Bute Council

See more details.