Social Procurement


Engaging with the public sector and influencing how services are delivered can enable third sector organisations to maximise their social impact.

CEIS can help in a number of ways. Our expert team work in partnership with Social Firms Scotland & Senscot, to deliver the ‘Ready for Business’ programme. Together we support third sector organisations to participate in the design and delivery of public services through the Public Social Partnership (PSP) model .

PSP is a strategic partnering arrangement with public sector commissioners which enables third sector organisations and service users to collaboratively design and trial innovative service solutions. PSPs now operate in a number of sectors improving services such as: community transport, reducing re-offending, early years provision, services for adults with learning disabilities and support for individuals in recovery from addiction.

For further information on Ready for Business and the work we do, visit



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