Glasgow City Region City Deal
Scotland’s first City Deal has been announced for the Glasgow City region, creating a host of opportunities for Scottish SME’s.
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What are City Deals?
A ‘City Deal’ is an agreement between the UK Government and a chosen city that devolves powers and resources to local government. Through investment it aims to create economic growth in the region and help local businesses develop. The Glasgow City Region City Deal is an agreement between the UK Government, the Scottish Government and eight local authorities across the Glasgow City region
The eight local authorities are:
- East Dunbartonshire Council,
- East Renfrewshire Council,
- Glasgow City Council,
- Inverclyde Council,
- North Lanarkshire Council,
- Renfrewshire Council,
- South Lanarkshire Council,
- West Dunbartonshire Council
This partnership of eight neighbouring local authorities has secured investment of £1.13 billion, the largest City Deal in the UK, which will focus improvement in the Glasgow City region through 26 projects. Of these, 20 are major infrastructure projects. This programme of work will greatly add to the value of the local economy over the next 20 years.
This is the first City Deal to be agreed for Scotland.
What does City Deal mean for my business?
Contracts for the main 26 projects will be published from summer 2015 on the Public Contracts Scotland website. Once these have been awarded the successful contractors will then begin to search for subcontractors.
Subcontracting work will cover all manner of goods and services from construction materials, transport and haulage to catering and cleaning. Businesses further down the supply chain can then bid to provide labour, goods and other services to the subcontractors.
Success of the City Deal is dependent on proving Gross Value Added (GVA). GVA is a measure in economics of the value of goods and services produced in an area, industry or sector of an economy. You can find out more about GVA and City Deal procurement in the Glasgow City Region City Deal Procurement Strategy.
Where can I find these contracts?
There are several ways of finding City Deal subcontracting opportunities.
- Larger contracts will be posted on the Public Contracts Scotland website www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
- Once a major contract has been awarded you can approach the contractor directly and ask about their requirements
- You can attend one of the various information events which will be taking place in the region and speak to contractors there
- The Supplier Development Programme will post all news and development online and on social media www.sdpscotland.co.uk or @sdpscotland
Although the work will take place in the Glasgow and Clyde region any business from Scotland, the UK and Europe can bid for work.
How can I get ready for City Deal?
- Register with the Supplier Development Programme and see what training is available
- Register on Public Contracts Scotland website www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and sign up for contract alerts
- Check all your insurance and policies are up to date including Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity, Quality Management and Environmental
- Follow SDP on Twitter @sdpscotland to be kept up to date with the latest news and developments