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Supplier opportunity – Social Enterprise Census

May 16, 2023 by No Comments | Category PCS, Prior Information Notice, suppliers

The Enterprising Third Sector team in the Scottish Government has commissioned the Social Enterprise (SE) Census biennially since 2015 and is a world leading survey of the SE sector across Scotland, giving data on the health of the sector. We are looking to refresh the process while still keeping the benefits of collecting a longitudinal data set.

The service provider should have knowledge of social research, running surveys and using collected data to form coherent analysis in the form of a report to be published. The census is run on behalf of the SE sector and their input and buy in to the process is vital, a Census Steering Group made up of sector representatives should be formed, with the final agreed questions being run through that group.

The specific methodology can be flexible, but should include a questionnaire of SE Sector, target a 20% response rate from known social enterprises, include Financial Data Gathering and a formal written report of findings. It may include a qualitative follow up of questionnaire to solidify understanding of trends.

The anticipated start date for the contract is Summer 2023, with publication of the 2023 Census in early summer 2024. There is the possibility of an extension to complete the 2025 census upon review of the 2024 census.

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