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A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland


Some useful links to external websites

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

ACAS aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. We help with employment relations by supplying up-to-date information, independent advice and high quality training, and working with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance.

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

The Confederation of British Industry's mission is to help create and sustain the conditions in which businesses in the United Kingdom can compete and prosper for the benefit of all.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

The FSB in Scotland campaigns for a better social, political and economic environment in which to work, learn and do business. With a strong grassroots structure, regular members' meetings and dedicated Scottish staff to deal with Scottish institutions, media and politicians, the FSB in Scotland is widely recognised as one of the most influential business organisations in Scotland.

NHS National Procurement (NP)

The procurement centre of expertise for the NHS in Scotland and the main contracting authority for framework agreements.

Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)

A single public sector 'electronic portal'where suppliers can access essential information on opportunities to offer services and bid for contracts for the supply of goods, works and services to the whole Public Sector in Scotland.

Public Contracts Scotland - Tenders (PCS-T)

PCS-Tender is the national eTendering system, and is centrally funded by the Scottish Government. The system is a secure and efficient means for buyers and suppliers to manage tender exercises online. The standard ESPD (Scotland) and ITT templates enable buyers to easily create consistent tender documentation.

Scottish Chamber of Commerce (SCC)

As the umbrella organisation for 20 local Chambers of Commerce - representing more than 50 percent of private sector jobs in Scotland - Scottish Chambers of Commerce has built a reputation as Scotland's premier voice for business at national and international level.

Scottish Government - Opening Markets

Find out how you can win public contracts by participating in tender writing training, community benefits, Commonwealth Game opportunities.

Scottish Government - Procurement Directorate (SPD)

The Scottish Procurement Directorate (SPD) is responsible for developing, advising and implementing procurement policy for the public sector in Scotland.

Scottish Government - Single Point of Enquiry (SPoE)

The Single Point of Enquiry (SPoE) has been set up to provide suppliers to public sector or publicly funded bodies with an impartial point of contact where they can ask for advice or raise concerns about public procurement practices in Scotland.

Supplier Development Programme (SDP)

The Supplier Development Programme is dedicated to improving business procurement throughout Scotland. They help Scottish businesses take advantage of the wide spectrum of opportunities available to them through procurement.

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