The aim of this project is to assist the EHRC promote best practice in equality to the City Deal Partnerships and Growth Partnerships. The EHRC has already secured a commitment from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work that annual grant letters from the Scottish Government to City Deal projects will include a requirement to work with the EHRC to advance equality of opportunity. In practical terms this means supporting lead local authorities to identify positive and negative equality impacts in their planning, and to identify opportunities to advance equality of opportunity. The procurement of contractors to deliver City Deal projects presents opportunities under the Scottish Specific Equality Duties, in particular use of specific award criteria and contract specifications which advance equality of opportunity. The support to be provided by the contractor to elected members and senior officials will be based on pre-existing EHRC resources - for example our guide to procurement in Scotland - and in partnership with EHRC staff. This will either be at an individual council level on specific plans, or collectively to representatives of the Partnerships. Expressions of interest in this tender can be made at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=e207e4fb-f77d-e811-80ed-005056b64545
2nd Floor Arndale House
The Arndale Centre
Contract value: 38000-38000
Published: 3 Jul 2018, Receipt by: 3 Aug 2018
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