Posted in: Tenders
Below are some tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with private sector organisations. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest.
Voucher Scheme for Recycled Furniture Initiative – Renfrewshire Council
The Housing Services division within the Council is seeking to establish an initiative that will enable homeless households to access recycled household items at a discounted rate from the Supplier, subsidised by Renfrewshire Council using a Voucher Scheme. This initiative will enable service uses to move on from homelessness sooner and will facilitate a shorter settling in period in their new home.
To this end, the Council wishes to establish a Framework Agreement with an envisaged four suitably experienced Suppliers for the operation of voucher scheme for recycled furniture.
Support Service for Self Directed Support (SDS) – Aberdeenshire Council
The Scottish Government has a 10 year strategy in relation to Self-Directed Support (SDS). This includes the introduction of new Legislation – The Social Care (Self-Directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013, due to be implemented in April 2014. The main thrust of the Legislation will place a duty on the Local Authority to offer four options to those assessed as eligible for support from Social Work.
The Council will have a responsibility to ensure that independent advice and support is available to individuals. This will include the provision of accessible information about the range of services and resources available. In addition, as with the existing Direct Payment scheme, the Council will have the responsibility to ensure there are systems to support individuals to legally employ staff in a responsible and reasonable manner.
To support Aberdeenshire Council with these responsibilities it requires the following service provision:
A Self Directed Support (SDS) service that will be accessible to all individuals across Aberdeenshire requiring information, advice and support in relation to SDS. The service will be provided by an organisation that has the ability to be impartial and demonstrate that it has no vested interest in promoting any particular option or service. There will be three elements to the service provided:
A. ADVICE AND INFORMATION
B. RESOURCE MAPPING, SIGNPOSTING AND INFORMING THE SUPPORT PLANNING PROCESS
C. SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS TO BECOME AN EMPLOYER
Provision of a Support Service for Young Homeless People – Stirling Council
The main purposes of the project are:
· to provide secure and safe accommodation and support services to vulnerable young people aged 16 to 25 years
· to provide young people with a sustainable route out of homelessness and a package of support which will allow them to minimise the effects of homelessness and facilitate a move to greater independence.
The service is based at the premises at 53/57 Lower Bridge Street, Stirling (LBSt) – the project base.
The project base comprises 11 units, providing 11 bedspaces for young vulnerable adults with support needs. There are a further 3 units which provide space for offices and communal activities
The project also provides outreach support to young people in intermediate accommodation or permanent tenancies;
Liaison with statutory and voluntary agencies is essential to ensure that young people have access to a wide range of services. The service provider will participate actively in multi agency working groups.
The project will be delivered against a background of strict monitoring and performance management.