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Redrock: A Supported Business Case Study

Posted in: General News

Making a difference to the economy, the environment and the community is part of everyday working life at Skills Development Scotland (SDS). To support this SDS is committed whenever possible to working with supported businesses. In this case study, we learn about the success of SDS’s first contract with a supported business.

Tackling Poverty Through Public Procurement

Posted in: General News

Can we reduce poverty through public procurement? This research (from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation) looks at whether rising poverty and declining social mobility can be tackled by including more recruitment and training opportunities in public contracts, such as construction projects. It also highlights projects around the UK which have successfully used public procurement to address poverty […]

Glasgow 2014 opens up opportunities through Supported Business Contracts

Posted in: General News

Glasgow 2014 today (Monday 28 April) announced around £1million worth of Supported Business Contracts for the Commonwealth Games. Glasgow 2014 has awarded five Games-related contracts to four Scottish-supported businesses. Employing around 1,000 people and with a turnover of more than £32million per annum, Scotland’s Supported Business Sector provides employment to people with disabilities and a […]

Scottish Government Procurement News

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Link to newsletter Director’s letter Director of Procurement and Commercial, Alastair Merrill looks back over the month and provides his take on some key moments, including progress of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill, the latest developments in regard to the transposition of the European Directives, the launch of the Central Government Procurement Shared Services and more… News […]

Watch Wonder Woman (2017) English Episode

Posted in: Tenders

Wonder Woman (2017) Full Movie Online Watch Free , English Subtitles Full HD, Free Movies Streaming , Free Latest Films. Quality : HD Title : Wonder Woman. Director : Patty Jenkins Release : June 01, 2017 Language : en. Runtime : 141 min Genre : Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Synopsis : ‘Wonder Woman’ is […]

Councils’ procurement improves but room for better value from £5.4 billion spend

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Councils have improved how they manage procurement but they can achieve further benefits and savings, says the Accounts Commission. Every year Scotland’s councils spend £5.4 billion (around £1010 for every person) on procurement - buying goods and services they need, ranging from construction materials to IT and social care. Procurement savings of £71 million were […]

Free Capacity Building Workshops

Posted in: Events

Free capacity building workshops for SME’s and Social Enterprises taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. What is Quality? Wednesday 14th May 2014 | 9:30 – 11:30 hrs History of Quality Quality Standards 8 Principles of Quality Quality Control Quality Assurance Integration with H&S and Environment Employment Law for […]

Maximising renewable opportunities for communities

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New guidance encourages community benefits. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has today announced the adoption of a set of principles designed to maximise community benefit from onshore renewable energy developments. These principals will help the Scottish Government deliver the 500 megawatts of community and locally owned renewables target by 2020. The finalised Good Practice Principles for […]

Tender Opportunities

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with 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 […]

New Case Studies

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We believe that it is important to share experience. These new case studies illustrate examples of social value in commissioning & procurement and successful Third Sector and public sector engagement from a number of perspectives. Public Social Partnership: The Life I Want The Life I Want PSP was initiated in 2013 and committed to the […]