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Glasgow City Region City Deal

The Glasgow City Region City Deal is an agreement between the UK Government, the Scottish Government and eight Local Authorities across Glasgow and the Clyde Valley.The partnership of eight neighbouring Local Authorities has secured £1.13 billion, one of the largest City Deal in the UK, which will focus improvement in the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley across 26 projects.

The partnership of eight neighbouring Local Authorities has secured £1.13 billion, one of the largest City Deal in the UK, which will focus improvement in the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley across 26 projects.

The Glasgow City Region City Deal will bring thousands of new jobs to Glasgow and the city region. 

Upcoming Glasgow City Region City Deal contract opportunities

The Supplier Development Programme is partnering with the Scottish Government, Scotland Excel and Business Gateway for its annual Meet the Buyer event at Hampden on September 28th 2017.

Scotland's largest, free procurement event brings together buyers from across the public sector and with private tier 1 contractors also present, offering businesses the opportunity to speak directly to buyers and decision makers.

Over 60 organisations will be present on the day, including representatives from the Glasgow City Region City Deal who will provide information on upcoming City Deal contract opportunities, including timing, value and category.

The public sector spends £11 billion a year on procurement. The event will provide an opportunity to find out more about the public sector tendering process and key tips on how to improve your chance of success.

Delegates can attend a series of business development workshops and link in direcly with business support agencies for advice and support on how to develop all aspects of your business.

Register to attend Scotland's largest public procurement event here.

The City Deal project will:

  • support thousands of unemployed people back into work,
  • greatly improve our local transport network (in terms of roads and public transport),
  • deliver key regeneration and development projects,
  • encourage private sector investment into the area and
  • ultimately provide an enormous boost to the city region's economy

The eight local authorities participating in Glasgow City Region City Deal are:

  • East Dunbartonshire Council
  • East Renfrewshire Council
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Inverclyde Council
  • North Lanarkshire Council
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • South Lanarkshire Council and
  • West Dunbartonshire Council

The deal was formally approved by the government in August 2014. 

Over £1 billion investment for the Glasgow City Region

Eight neighbouring local authorities across Glasgow and the Clyde Valley have secured the second largest City Deal in the UK.

The Glasgow City Region City Deal will fund major infrastructure projects; create thousands of new jobs and assist thousands of unemployed people back to work; improve public transport and connectivity; drive business innovation and growth and generate billions of pounds of private sector investment. 

The City Deal will support the local area to achieve its shared long-term vision for the local economy through:

  • Improved infrastructure - £1.13 billion fund to support the delivery of an improved transport network across Glasgow and the Clyde Valley, key development and regeneration sites and improved public transport.
  • Growth in life sciences - establishment of world-class research and development and commercialisation facilities.
  • Supporting business innovation - providing additional business incubator and grow-on space for entrepreneurs across the region enabling more small and medium enterprises to grow.
  • Tackling unemployment - creation of thousands of new jobs and establishment of programmes to provide targeted support to 16-24 year olds and vulnerable residents, and testing new ways of boosting the incomes of people on low wages to make them more self-reliant.

Integrated Grow-on: Tontine

The development of a new Centre for Business Incubation and Development in Glasgow's Merchant City will provide quality, flexible work spaces for growing small to medium-sized enterprises and a highly focused account managed service from dedicated business advisers.

Project Value: £4 million
Member Authority: Glasgow
Find out more: Tontine