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Updates on the implementation of the provisions of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and the European Single Procurement Document.
The Scottish Government has published new EU procurement thresholds, taking effect from 1st January 2016. For more information see here.
Building on the success of the Partners for Change programme, Ready for Business is now offering the Partnership Accelerator programme, a free one-day programme designed to secure better local outcomes through more effective commissioning and collaboration with the Third Sector.
To explore the potential for your public authority to get involved in Partners for Change, please contact:
Jonathan Coburn, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0141 530 1479
Read more here.
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 David (07919 392 369) or Catriona (07880 053 394) for more information, or to ask a question on PSPs.
Further information and access points on PSPs are available here.
An event for public sector leaders and senior officers to highlight the potential of social enterprise to improve local outcomes at a time of declining resources, Wednesday 9th March 2016 in Edinburgh. For more information see here.
There is a free capacity building workshop coming up for SMEs and Social Enterprises on Thursday 9th February in Glasgow. For more information see here.
For an overview of the free training events on offer see here.
Viridor offers two free capacity building workshops for SMEs and Social Enterprises on sales. For more information see more.
Argyll and Bute Council organises surgeries to keep local contractors informed of opportunities available to them when tendering for contracts for council services. The surgeries will be held in Dunoon on 3rd Feb, Oban on 16th Feb, Rothesay on 3rd March, Campbeltown on 23rd March and Helensburgh on 30th March 2016. See more.
Ready for Business runs free bespoke workshops on a variety of procurement related topics. Our workshops are delivered by experienced advisers and, where appropriate, include contributions from legal experts. Current topics include;
Formats and timings are flexible but typically workshops are ½ day and can be run for groups of 10 – 30 delegates. All our workshops include a significant level of group work and facilitated discussion and we are happy to discuss content and approach so that the outcomes are appropriate for the group.
If you are interested please contact Roddy Stewart on 0141 425 2914 or email@example.com.
The Scottish Prison Service uses courier services to send priority mail and parcels from the prisons. DNDP, a supported enterprise, submitted a tender for the Same Day Delivery Lot and won the tender to deliver the services.
South Ayrshire Council has embarked on a process of joint-working and co-production of services with the community transport sector in the area. This has resulted in the establishment of South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT) as a joint-venture between five community transport providers in South Ayrshire and has led to piloting and subsequently winning a transport contract from the Council.
East Renfrewshire Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) is an innovative partnership between East Renfrewshire Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde used the PSP model to re-examine their Supported Living service for people in East Renfrewshire with Learning Difficulties.
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: