Social Enterprise – Adding Value to Public Sector Contracts

  • February 16, 2017
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Awareness raising event to demonstrate the added value that Social Enterprises can bring to public sector contract delivery.






This free event will showcase the added value Social Enterprise can bring to Public Sector contract delivery. The event will also examine the challenges involved in becoming “tender ready” and look at some of practical aspects of delivering community benefits.

Social Enterprises will be given an opportunity to promote their services at the event in a market stall area and share their learning experiences. The event also creates opportunities to book one to one sessions with support agencies that can assist enterprising organisations enterprises make the journey to becoming tender ready.

The event, sponsored by Ready for Business, will be particularly useful to procurement staff interested in understanding more about community benefit generation and also new social enterprises interested in improving their visibility to public sector bodies.

9.00 Registration

9.15 Event Welcome & Introduction

9.30–9.55 The context of Sustainable Procurement

9.55 -10.25 Experiences on the process of contract letting

10.25-10.45 The challenges from a Social Enterprise perspective

10.45-11.00 Case study on local authority working – Bruce Gunn DNDP

11.00-11.15 Audience feedback Session

11.20 -11.45 Tea & Coffee Break

11.45 – 1.15 Market Stall Networking (Provider 1:1 Sessions)

1.30 Event Close

If you are not an SME or a third sector organisation but would still like to attend this event, please contact  to register.

If you are a Social Enterprise or Enterprising Third Sector Organisation interested in exhibiting at this event please contact Jennifer Fleming at for further details and to book your free exhibition stand.

Event Location

Venue:   Banqueting Hall, South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters Almada Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire,

Venue Phone: 01698 453734

Banqueting Suite, County Building Almada Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ML3 0AA, United Kingdom

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