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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Posts tagged Procurement

Scotland’s procurement system should support and enhance the financial health of voluntary organisations and the essential services they provide. We work with colleagues across the sector to call for more equitable, effective, and flexible procurement processes that encourage participation of voluntary organisations of all sizes through straight forward, streamlined approaches that support Fair Work and quality outcomes.  Read more

The other week the Economy and Fair Work Committee published the findings of its enquiry into the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, looking at the impact the Act has had over the last decade. The Committee found that while the Act has had a positive impact on increasing... Read more

SCVO response to the Scottish Parliament Economy and Fair Work Committee's consultation on Assessing the impact of the Procurement Reform Act About our submission We have undertaken substantial scoping work and engagement with voluntary organisations to inform our position on... Read more

About our response SCVO welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee’s pre-budget scrutiny call for views. Our submission focuses on the budget process, the Equality and Fairer Scotland Statement, and building on the committee’s... Read more

About SCVO The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national body representing the voluntary sector (sometimes referred to as the third sector). We champion our sector’s social and economic contribution, provide essential services, and debate big issues... Read more

About our submission SCVO welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s Becoming a Fair Work Nation Consultation. Our submission draws on evidence from: Fair work webinars we hosted throughout 2021Feedback from members of SCVO’s HR and Employment Support... Read more

Are you involved in procurement already or looking to learn more about it? Then register now and come along to our procurement webinar on 24 November, 3-4pm. Featuring an expert panel, this is a great chance to learn more and ask important questions on what’s working well and... Read more

Per year, around £12.6bn is spent in Scotland, £290bn across the UK, and approximately £1.3tn across the 48 countries the UK recently signed an agreement with. What am I talking about? Procurement of course! Everyone’s favourite after (online) dinner topic. Well maybe not quite... Read more

Since the launch of the 2016 Fair Work Framework and the challenge set down by the Fair Work Convention for Scotland to be a world leading Fair Work nation by 2025, there has been much support, new government departments established, a Fair Work Implementation Plan and high level... Read more

SCVO response to the call for views on procurement (PDF version)Download SCVO response to the call for views on procurement SCVO has responded to the call from the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee’s for views on the post-legislative scrutiny of the Procurement Reform... Read more

About SCVO The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector. We champion the sector, provide services, and debate big issues. Along with our community of 2,000+ members, we believe that charities, social... Read more