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Scottish Borders Council – Repairs and Maintenance Framework

The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) is holding a number of training sessions for businesses who are preparing to bid for Scottish Borders Council’s Repairs and Maintenance Framework tender opportunity. Attending this training session will ensure that businesses are familiar and comfortable using the PCS & PCS-tender portals. Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) is the national public sector tender portal for … Continued

BIM Workshop – Tuesday 18 June

An event to help contractors to understand the relevant standards and typical information requirements of BIM is being held in the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (Unit 3B, 3 Watt Place, Hamilton International Technology Park, Hamilton, G72 0AH) on Tuesday 18 June 2019. The half day event, which will start at 0930 am, will explore the typical roles that contractors play … Continued

If you go down to the woods on Saturday 29 June

Following on from the “President’s Walk”, SELECT is holding a “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” in its offices at The Walled Garden on Saturday 29th June to raise funds for the Electrical Industry Charity (EIC). The event will start at 11.00 am and will include home baking, tombola, face painting, games and a children’s entertainer. Tickets are priced at £2pp and … Continued

Best Foot Forward For A Great Cause

The 2019 SELECT President’s Walk took place over the 5 mile Green Bridge Trail at Chatelherault Park in Hamilton on Saturday 1st June.  The Walk which was held in memory of SELECT Past President, Jim McArthur, a former chair of the EIC raised over £750 for the Electrical Industries charity.

SEC Group Scotland Publishes Damming Results Of Survey On Payment Performance

SMEs in the construction supply chain in Scotland are still suffering from poor payment performance and the latest initiatives by the Scottish Government, while in the right direction, have not yet had a major impact. Moreover, there is a small variation on payment performance between public sector and private sector. This is the picture emerging … Continued

Supplier Development Programme (SDP) Scotland Welcomes First Trade Association Member

SELECT has signed up as the first trade association member of the Supplier Development Programme (SDP). SDP is a publicly-funded partnership led by Local Authorities, working in conjunction with Scottish Government and other public bodies, to bring Scottish SMEs support in all aspects of tendering. By assisting businesses to become tender ready for public procurement, … Continued

NICEIC and SELECT issue joint statement

SELECT and the NICEIC have issued a joint statement supporting new regulations to help consumers and competent qualified electricians. The long-running campaign for Recognition of Electricians as a Profession has been endorsed by Kevan Parker, Managing Director of NICEIC and Alan Wilson, Managing Director of SELECT. The joint statement says that new regulations such as Protection of … Continued

The Electrotechnical Site Safety Assessment (TESSA)

SELECT are delighted to announce a new training course for those requiring an introduction to electrical site safety.     The Electrotechnical Site Safety Assessment (TESSA) is a one-day SQA approved course relevant to any candidate who is not a qualified electrician or other tradesperson, who is employed, or will shortly be employed, in a role … Continued