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New public sector procurement rules come into force

New procurement legislation that came into force in Scotland transforms public sector procurement and means that public sector contracts can no longer be awarded solely on the basis of price or cost, but public bodies must also consider the wider benefits to the local area when awarding procurement contracts. Read more 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) 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.


Three free capacity building workshops for SMEs and Social Enterprises.

Free Project Management, Understanding CSR & Introduction to Sustainability Workshops. For more information and booking details click here.

Supplier Development Programme Procurement training

For an overview of the free training events on offer, see here.

Case Studies

Skills Development Scotland’s Procurement Strategy

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has introduced its new Responsible and Sustainable Procurement Strategy to align its procurement activities with the introduction of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

Download Full Case Study.


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 the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest.

If you have any tenders that you wish to publicise please email

  • Provision of Services for Glasgow’s ESF Employability Pipeline and Youth Employment Initiative
  • Mental Health Counselling Service for Adults with Mild/Moderate Mental Health Problems
  • Circular Economy Support Framework – Zero Waste Scotland
  • Inclusive Childcare Support Services – The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Provision of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables – South Ayrshire Council
  • Child Disability Advisory Service (Black and Minority Ethnic) – The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Provision of Training Venues – The City of Edinburgh Council

See more.