Tender Opportunities

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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. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest.

Please note that tenders can be added to the Ready for Business site also by registered users. If you have any tenders that you wish to publicise email info@readyforbusiness.org 


Print and Scan for Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board – Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board (RJVB), hereinafter referred to as RVJB, was established by the Valuation Joint Boards (Scotland) Order 1995 and it came into existence on 1 April 1996. The Board is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the Electoral Register, Valuation Roll and the Council Tax Lists on behalf of the three constituent authorities namely East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire Councils.
Renfrewshire Council on behalf of RJVB seek an experienced supplier for the provision of print and scan. The successful supplier will be expected to carry out the following services (please note this list is not exhaustive)
– The printing and postage of Individual Electoral Registration Forms, Packs and Letters for all bulk canvass issues.
– The printing and postage of smaller volumes of the same documentation involved in the bulk canvass issue on a rolling basis out with the canvass period.
– The printing and postage of Poll Cards for each of the three unitary authorities.
– The scanning of the A3 forms (single sided) resulting from the issue of Individual Electoral Registration Forms, Packs and Letters for all bulk canvass issues
Tenderers will be required to pass Stage 1 – Qualification (Selection) in order to progress to Stage 2 of evaluation – the Technical/Commercial (Award) criteria
Technical 60% (Quality), which is made up of –
– Service Proposal – 30%
– Project Manager – 5%
– Audit and Reporting Procedures – 10%
– Value added services – 3%
– Community Benefits – 2%
Commercial (Price) 40 %
The contract will be for a period of 2 years with the option to extend for a further 2 x 12 months period.
CPV: 79800000, 79810000, 79820000, 79821000, 79824000.

Deadline Date: 28/07/14


Supply & Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables – Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire Council require a Framework to be set up for the supply and delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables to be delivered to the Council’s various establishments which shall include primary and secondary school kitchens, nurseries, community centres, care homes and foodbanks. Deliveries will only be required to the establishments as and when required.
CPV: 03221200, 03212000, 03221000, 03212100.

Deadline Date: 07/07/14


Burnfoot Community Hub Hawick –  Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council Corporate Procurement Service has placed this notice on behalf of Burnfoot Community Futures to assist with facilitating the tender process.
Burnfoot Community Futures (BCF) have acquired the derelict former Burnfoot Roadhouse public house, which is to be converted, refurbished and extended to form the new Community Hub.Once a thriving local hostelry and venue for community meetings and activities, the building has remained derelict since its closure approximately 6 years ago, and therefore the project offers the opportunity to transform a local eyesore and to bring this place back to life again.
The works will involve structural alterations to the traditional 1950s fabric which is in relatively good condition, along with two significant extensions in timber-frame construction to provide the floor areas and functionality required, internal fit-out and services to modern standards, a passenger lift, and external works including car parking and landscaping. The construction cost plan is 1,200,000 GBP excluding VAT.
Once completed, the new facility will deliver a range of fully equipped community services and activities, including a function room, information hub, community café with soft play area, nursery and childcare facilities, children’s play areas, community garden, meals delivery services, community health facilities, social/care centre for the elderly, and rental space for local agencies. It is to be a place run by the community for the community, offering a wide range of opportunities ranging from informal social gatherings to formal volunteering and work placements.
The overall objective of the project is to support and strengthen the Burnfoot community by creating a new facility that, in addition to being available to accommodate community group activities, will become a base for the provision of quality services and amenities and provide new income streams in accordance with BCF’s carefully considered business plan.
The project has received generous grant funding from the Big Lottery Fund, and also from the Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund via Scottish Borders Council.

Deadline Date: 03/07/2014


Consultancy Funding Support Kirkintilloch Town Hall – East Dunbartonshire Council

In December 2013, East Dunbartonshire Council applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a Heritage Grant to support the restoration of Kirkintilloch Town Hall as a Community Arts & Heritage Centre. The stage 1 application has been successful, with a provisional funding award of £594,100 offered.
The principal heritage aspirations of the project are to:
a)Restore a significant B-listed early 20th Century building as a Community Arts & Heritage Centre
b)Create a new Heritage Museum & Gallery space within the building
c)Unlock a wider heritage renaissance in the town centre by creating a Heritage Quarter, which reconnects the modern community with the town’s heritage.
The purpose of the tender is to appoint a heritage consultant to produce
A) A Heritage Activity Plan for a new gallery/museum space which will be located in the restored Kirkintilloch Town Hall; and
B) An Interpretation Plan for a new gallery/museum space which will be located in the restored Kirkintilloch Town Hall.
The venue will also deliver access to the arts and film for the community of Kirkintilloch and beyond, providing performance space, rehearsal areas, a screening room and the ability to accommodate an audience of up to 300 people. The museum/gallery space will be located on the upper floor balcony of the Town Hall.
The restored venue will make a significant contribution to Kirkintilloch Town Centre’s regeneration by breathing new life into Kirkintilloch, creating vibrancy and vitality and contributing towards an improved sense of place and a renewed identity for the town.

Deadline Date: 20/06/2014


Provision of a Community Language Interpreting and Translation Service for Forth Valley – Forth Valley NHS

Forth Valley Health Board (commonly known as NHS Forth Valley) (“NHS Forth Valley”) serves a population of three hundred thousand (300,000) and employs a staff around eight thousand (8,000). NHS Forth Valley is responsible for the management of one (1) acute, six (6) community hospitals and fifty six (56) health centres. NHS Forth Valley covers a wide geographic area from Killin and Tyndrum in the north to Strathblane and Bo’ness in the south.
NHS Forth Valley is looking to procure a 24/7, 365 days a year Face to Face Interpretation and Text Translation provision, to support NHS Forth Valley population, for whom English is not their first or preferred communication method.
There are two main components of the service:
Lot 1 – Polish
– To provide a Polish Community Language Interpretation and
Text Translation service by suitably qualified interpreters.
Lot 2 – Other Languages
– To provide a Community Language Interpretation and Text Translation service for; Afghani, Algerian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Mirpur, Nepalese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Pashto, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, but not excluding Polish, by suitably qualified interpreters.
The contract duration will be for a period of one (1 year). NHS Forth Valley reserves the right to extend the term of the contract beyond expiry of the initial one 1 year period. Such right may be exercised on up to two (2) occasions, each such extension being of one (1) year’s duration.
It’s envisaged that 3 suppliers will be awarded on the contract to cover all of NHS Forth Valleys requirements so advise if bidding for one lot or both.

Deadline Date: 07/07/2014


Provision of Service User Involvement within the Angus Integrated Mental Health Service – Angus Council

The aims of the service are to:
– Support people who have experience of using mental health services to become actively involved in the development, planning, delivery and evaluation of such services as provided by the statutory, independent and voluntary sector;
– Ensure the adequate representation of the views of mental health service users within Angus to continue to facilitate positive changes in the provision of such services;
– Participate in raising awareness of mental health issues within the wider community and to challenge the stigma associated with mental health;
– Provide and access training to support people in becoming more actively and satisfactorily involved in their individual care and in the development and strategic agenda for services; and
– Ensure that correct and clear information is made widely available to the community about all aspects of mental health.

Deadline Date: 04/07/2014