Tender Opportunities

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.

Business Support for Third Sector Organisations

The Scottish Government is seeking a Supplier to work with them to market and deliver business support and development services during 2014-18 to the enterprising third sector in Scotland.
This contract will build on the success of the business support currently being delivered through the Scottish Government’s ‘Just Enterprise’ business support programme.
Successful delivery requires a Supplier with expertise and experience of delivering fully supported professional client-focussed business development services across a wide geographic area. A knowledge of the third sector landscape in Scotland will be important as well as the ability to communicate and engage with sectoral stakeholders so that the benefits of the services may be accessed by as many enterprising organisations as possible. The Supplier will use their expertise to ensure that only organisations with the best potential of being more enterprising are taken forward for support.
Familiarity with the key markets in which third sector organisations operate will be needed to ensure the support being offered is pertinent. Knowledge of where other forms of public support and services are already available to the sector (i.e. from Third Sector Interfaces, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise and other providers) will ensure that these services remain additional and complementary to mainstream business support already available.
The Supplier is required to ensure service continuity from 24May 2014 to 23 May 2016. A further two options to extend this contract for one year will be considered at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers 3 months prior to the contract expiry date.
CPV: 79411100, 79632000, 79900000, 66171000.


Inverness Skate Park – Highland Skate Park Association

Highland Skate Park Association have secured funding from the Big Lottery, Inverness Common Good Fund and the Scottish Government’s Active Places to design and build a new state of the art concrete skate park and associated facilities in Inverness.
Companies are invited to complete the PQQ after which a select list of contractors wil be invited to tender.
Notional completion date for whole project is mid August 2014.


Support Service for SDS (Self Directed Support) – 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 four elements to the service provided:
A. General Advice and Information
B. Resource mapping
C. Option selection and/or informing the support planning process
D. Support Individuals to become an employer