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Scottish Government Procurement News

Posted in: General News

Latest newsletter from the Scottish Government Procurement Team below. See more information at . News We are reviewing the delivery and content of our current supplier guidance and we would like feedback from suppliers. Find out how to get involved. Find out more about how our Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Team worked with Zero Waste Scotland to […]


Introductory tender workshop for organisations wanting to bid for Social Care contracts

Posted in: Events

Venue: Greenock Municipal Buildings – Inverclyde Date: January 10, 2017 9.30am – 4.00pm The Supplier Development Programme and Ready for Business are running a joint workshop in Inverclyde on the 10th January on how to tender for Social Care Contracts. This should be a really useful event, especially for third sector organisations and social enterprises. This […]


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 […]


Scottish Procurement Policy Note – Important Change to Tax Legislation

Posted in: General News

New SPPN, published 13th December 2016, highlights an important change to tax legislation that may apply to temporary staff (off-payroll working). Some text of the note is below. To download the full PDF version click here. Purpose This note is to make you aware of the UK Government’s forthcoming amendment to tax legislation, how it […]


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 […]


Scottish Housing News Blog: Procurement reform – seven steps to developing a strategy

Posted in: General News

With the impending December 31 deadline looming, Stephen Herriot (Head of Operations at PfH Scotland) outlined seven steps in his blog for the Scottish Housing News which social landlords can take to develop an effective procurement strategy.  “The end of the year is fast approaching and with it an important deadline for many social landlords. Under […]


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 […]


Monthly Ready for Business Newsletter

Posted in: General News

Please find the last e-newsletter from the team at Ready for Business for this year! We would like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. Subscribe to our newsletter here. News Scottish Government reviewing delivery and content of current supplier guidance The Scottish Government are reviewing the delivery […]


Scottish Government reviewing delivery and content of current supplier guidance

Posted in: General News

The Scottish Government want to make it as easy as possible for suppliers to bid for public sector contracts.  Can you help? The Scottish Government are reviewing the delivery and content of their current supplier guidance, available via this website, and as a result would like feedback from suppliers. The feedback received will help shape […]


New Public Social Partnerships ‘How To’ Guide Published

Posted in: General News

The document is designed to support existing and prospective Public Social Partnerships (PSPs) by providing a step by step guide to the key stages and processes that should be undertaken to ensure a successful PSP. Its content incorporates the experiences, feedback and lessons learned provided by those PSPs who have adopted and tested the model […]