Case Studies

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Technology waste welcomed by the community

As the public sector continues to be encouraged to go paperless and make better use of technology, how does it ensure it disposes of old IT and electrical equipment responsibly and safely? Glasgow-based Haven Recycle has gained a reputation for offering solutions to this high-tech problem thanks to its specially-designed service aimed at the Scottish public sector.

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New micro-business PCS success

Despite being in operation for only 12 months, a Kirkcaldy-based consultancy has notched up an impressive contract award success rate since registering with PCS. Frew Conservation, a historic buildings consultancy and training provider specialising in the conservation and repair of traditional buildings, has landed five contract awards with public sector organisations since the business was laun...

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Council delivers for local companies

Thanks to seaside towns with sandy beaches, world-renowned golf courses, a championship racecourse, international airport and a wealth of culture and history, South Ayrshire – home to Burns National Heritage Park – has lots to offer visitors and locals alike.

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Scotshield Fire & Security Systems

Scotshield, one of Scotland’s leading independent service providers which specialises in a full range of fire and security systems, has won a contract through PCS Tender, the new eSourcing system which represents a significant step change in public sector contracting.

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PCS first-time contract win gets business rolling

Advanced Roller Doors (EK) Ltd is an East Kilbride-based company which manufactures, installs, services and repairs a wide range of security door products. The firm’s main presence is in retail, supplying roller shutters for shop fronts, but clients range from domestic to commercial and agricultural to industrial.

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Future signs for growth

With over 40 years of experience, a Falkirk-based organisation is hoping the Scottish Government’s framework agreement for supported businesses will signpost the way to a sustainable future. Sign Factory (Falkirk Council), established in 1965, has developed its business offering over the years, expanding from road traffic signs, to a range of specialist sign services including engraving, vehicl...

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Two-year public sector contracts boost for business

Over the past two years, a Livingston-based construction company has seen an improved increase in its involvement with public sector projects thanks to its use of PCS. Maxi Construction Ltd, part of the Maxi Group, a privately-owned business which specialises in construction, property development, haulage and warehousing, contributes approximately 80 per cent of its £6 million turnover to publi...

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Single vision for procurement

Improving efficiencies and standardising procurement practices are key for any organisation, but for one public sector organisation, these aims are going from a local level to a national one. By April next year, the single Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will be delivered and for procurement teams, that means an opportunity to examine all aspects of buying procedures and, wherever possible, th...

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Moray Council

Getting quotes quicker and more efficiently is delivering positive results for one Scottish public sector organisation thanks to its pioneering use of an online procurement tool.

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Bike business sets wheels in motion

Helping council staff get on their bikes has had a significant impact on an Edinburgh-based business which is passionate about pedal power. Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative – one of the UK’s leading independent bicycle retailers – is working with The City of Edinburgh Council to supply bicycles to staff joining its bicycle-to-work scheme. The contract, which began last year, means the Council is n...

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Jim Byrne and Associates

With only one employee, Jim Byrne and Associates, based in Glasgow is the smallest that any SME can be. However, despite the size of his web design business, Jim hasn’t been put off from tendering or winning public sector work.

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Forth Resource Management

Based in North-Berwick, East Lothian, Forth Resource Management, is an organic material composting business. Operating in the waste management sector the company specializes in providing waste disposal services and creating environmentally sound services and products from this waste including compost, mulch and topsoil. Forth Resource Management registered on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) ...

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Argyll International

Glasgow-based, Argyll International is a low carbon energy company specialising in energy performance certificates, carbon management and future fuels. The company registered on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website in November 2008 and has been awarded a contract with Scottish Enterprise. It is currently bidding for a further two contracts in the NHS.