The Ready for Business team have designed a national, integrated and accessible events programme to help public sector stakeholders understand how to embed social value in the procurement process through sustainable procurement.

There are three elements to the events programme;

Awareness Raising

Over the course of 2012 we will deliver a series of information and dissemination events to explain the programme objectives and stimulate debate. These events are an opportunity for commissioners and senior procurement officers to input their own ideas into the programme content and structure. To find out more or to request an event in your area click here to contact us.

Local Engagement

We have arranged a series of events across Scotland which will create shared understanding between public sector commissioners and procurement teams and the third sector at a local level.

Senior staff from leading third sector organisations will take part in a facilitated dialogue with local public sector representatives and agree actions to stimulate future engagement and, where appropriate, identify Public Social Partnership opportunities.

The first of these events are listed below;

Date Area Venue
26th April Inverclyde/ Renfrewshire TBC
17th May West Lothian TBC
24th May Glasgow GCVS
7th June Borders TBC
14th June Aberdeen City & Shire Aberdeen Foyer
21st June South Lanarkshire TBC

If you are interested in participating or hosting an event in your area click here

View the information on the Practical Workshops