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 each other or 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.

Community Enterprise Park Business Case – Sustaining Dunbar

The aim of the project is to create a community owned business park that will cater for local businesses and create opportunities for start-ups, employment, skills training, education and volunteering. Activities on the site could include light industrial units, commercial kitchen, office space, market, café, recycling & upcycling, food growing & horticulture, practical skills training, gallery & exhibition space, artist & makers studio space with retail, classrooms, auction, car boot sales, communal workshops, music venue, pop-up shops, self-catering accommodation etc

Deadline Date: 11/07/2014


Care and Repair Handyperson Service – North Lanarkshire Council

The Council is seeking to procure a contract for a care and repair service which provides a small repairs and a handyperson service. A summary of the requirements for this is as follows:

Small Repairs Service
This service is available to older people and/or people who have a disability who are home owners within North Lanarkshire and provides them with the opportunity to have small internal and external repairs carried out to their property by qualified tradespersons.

Handypersons Service
This service is available to all older people and/or people who have a disability regardless of tenure and provides service users with the opportunity to have a range of practical household tasks completed that would ordinarily be out with the range of work undertaken by home support staff or the small repairs service. Examples of work include wiring plugs, changing light bulbs and moving furniture before new carpets are fitted etc. The service recruits, trains and supports volunteers from the local community to complete these tasks and charges only for any materials used.

The Council has made a commitment to a Community Benefits approach to procurement to ensure that it secures, in compliance with legal requirements, the maximum economic and social benefit for communities, community organisations and SMEs from capital investments and services being purchased by the council. Accordingly contract performance conditions and evaluation criteria may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. This will be more detailed in the tender documentation.
CPV: 70333000, 50800000, 50000000.

Deadline Date: 30/07/2014


Construction of an Outdoor Learning Centre, Bhaltos, Isle of Lewis

The potential social and economic benefits of the Bhaltos Outdoor Learning Centre site in Uig have long
been recognised. The old school building formerly operated as an outdoor centre, sits on the site is currently
vacant within a stunning location, overlooking Cliff Beach and at the heart of the North Harris and South
Lewis National Scenic Area. Opportunities for outdoor activity include kayaking, surfing, sailing, hill climbing,
walking, abseiling, mountain biking and orienteering.
The Centre sits on a pocket of Comhairle owned ground within the wider Valtos Estate, recently purchased by
the Bhaltos Community Trust Limited. It is proposed that the community led group, Urras Ionad Bhaltos (UIB),
will create a high quality outdoor learning facility on the Bhaltos Centre site which will appeal to the growing
market for adventure and wildlife enthusiasts. The vision for the Bhaltos Outdoor Learning Centre is to: “set
the benchmark within the Western Isles for high quality learning facilities and operations that make the best
use of the outstanding natural habitat of the area.”

Deadline Date:07/07/2014


Print and Scan for Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board

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%
– Contingency Facilities – 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: 28/07/2014


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