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East Lothian Gift Card
Thursday 18th January 2018, 9:52am

East Lothian Council are considering launching a county wide gift card scheme. This will retain spend locally and support East Lothian businesses. The gift card will be able to be redeemed (in part or full) in any retailers, hospitality outlets, tourist attractions etc. that sign up to accept the gift card. The only requirement for any participating businesses is that you must have a Merchant ID and accept VISA/MasterCard payments. The gift card will operate exactly the same as a credit and debit card - there is no changes to your terminal and payment is made immediately to the participating business when redeemed. The model being considered is the same as adopted by Perth: http://theperthcard.co.uk/ and Isle of Arran: http://arrancard.com/ The East Lothian Gift Card would be available to buy online via a bespoke website similar to Perth & Arran, and a number of selected outlets. In order to ascertain the demand for the East Lothian Gift Card and gather feedback, we have developed a very short survey which we would appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ELGiftCard If you’d like any further information or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact.

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Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the new Washroom Solutions (32-15)
Thursday 21st December 2017, 4:15pm

The Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the new Washroom Solutions (32-15) framework was released on the 14th December. A number of days have been set aside for tenderer meetings week commencing the 8th January until the 18th January in order to try and engage with the supply base at the beginning stages of tender development. For full information please see the PIN notice below: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=DEC304132

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Scotland Excel NEW Fresh Meats Cooked Meats and Fresh Fish PIN Link
Wednesday 20th December 2017, 8:18am

The Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the new Fresh Meats, Cooked Meats & Fresh Fish framework was released on the 14th December. A number of days have been set aside for supplier meetings week commencing the 8th January until the 2nd February in order to try and engage with the supply base at the beginning stages of tender development. Please see the below notice for full details. https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=DEC304133

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3rd annual Young Persons Jobs Roadshow
Wednesday 13th December 2017, 11:28am

The 3rd annual Young Persons Jobs Roadshow is running in Feb / March 2018. To participate in the events please visit http://mailchi.mp/edinburghchamber/inform-inspire-hire-young-persons-jobs-roadshow-2018-edinburgh-midlothian-east-lothian-1369353 for further details, including dates, times and venues.

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Consultation on the sale of alchohol
Thursday 7th December 2017, 1:31pm

East Lothian Council have an online consultation on the sale of alcohol via off-sale and on-sale licensed premises to help inform the Overprovision Statement – this is the first stage to gather some initial views (further consultation will follow). You can take part via https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/policy-partnerships/east-lothian-licensing-board-overprovision-consult

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