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Current Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: General News

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 […]


Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: General News

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 […]


Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: General News

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 […]


Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: General News

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 […]


Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: General News

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 Government Procurement Strategy

Posted in: General News

We have published our procurement strategy for 2017 to 2019. Ainslie McLaughlin, Director for Procurement and Commercial, says: “I am pleased to announce that we published our procurement strategy on 29 December. The public sector spends around £11 billion a year buying goods and services. The strategy sets out the Scottish Government’s plans for its […]


New Case Study – Home-Start Aberdeenshire Consortium

Posted in: General News

A new case study has been published on the Home-Start Aberdeenshire Consortium. Aberdeenshire Council wanted to streamline its services for children and families and started a competitive process for Local Authority-wide services for families with children under 5 years. Five Home-Start organisations active in Aberdeenshire collaborated to tender and win the competitive contract. Background There are five Home-Start organisations active in Aberdeenshire. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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

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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 […]