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 Growing Project – Landscaping Works – Hillhead Housing Association 2000

The creation of two community gardens at 2 separate sites, approximately 1/2 mile apart. The larger site is approximately 70m x 16m. Development of this vacant site will include the formation of raised growing beds and a polytunnel. The 2nd site is approximately 15m x 11m and is currently vacant. An orchard will be created at this site with a small number of raised growing beds. Please note that the project will be primarily funded via Big Lottery’s Community Spaces grant with the balance being met by the Association.

Deadline Date: 16/09/2014


Construction of Woodland Cycle Trail & Skills Area – Midlothian Council

Midlothian Council is looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to oversee the construction of a woodland cycle trail with skills areas at Beeslack Community High School, Penicuik, Midlothian. An Outline Plan has been developed and has been attached along with the other Invitation to Tender documentation.

Deadline Date: 16/09/2014


Southside Community Hub – Southside Housing Association Ltd

Southside Housing Association has recently secured a Development Funding grant from The Big Lottery to develop a Community Hub (incorporating a new Nan McKay Hall) in Pollokshields on the south side of Glasgow. This Development Funding award will enable the Association to develop technical and business case activities which will progress the scheme to Stage D+ including obtaining planning consent. The intention is on completion of the Development Funding to submit a bid to the Big Lottery for funding of the remaining aspects of the project, subject to their prescribed limits on funding, together with other suitable funders. This tender is for the complete process, however progression beyond Stage D+ will be subject to successful funding applications being made and the successful team will be on appointed on a staged basis with no guarantee that the project will progress beyond the end of the Development Funding.
Architects are invited to submit a tender as a Sole Lead Consultant together with a full design team providing all necessary Project Management Architectural, Engineering, Quantity Surveying and CDM Co-ordinator Services for the project. It is anticipated that you will be required to employ these services directly, and manage and co-ordinate as if they were being delivered by yourselves in-house.

Deadline Date: 22/09/2014

Sector Skills Academy Programme – Perth & Kinross Council

In October 2012, on behalf of the Community Planning Partnership, Perth & Kinross Council launched a refreshed Employability Strategy and Action Plan for Perth & Kinross www.pkc.gov.uk/employabilitystrategy. This Employability Strategy is an integral part of the Regeneration Strategy and Action Plan which focuses on supporting economic growth, helping move people into work and strengthening the communities within Perth & Kinross.
To meet the targets/objectives laid out in these strategies, following consultation and working in collaboration with other strategic employability partners, a number of proposed interventions were identified. Many of which are the responsibility of the Employment Initiatives Team within Perth & Kinross Council. Such interventions to be sourced and funded are employer lead pre-recruitment training opportunities or Sector Skills Academy framework models.
For a number of years now, locally and nationally, these type of interventions have proven and successful track records. It is envisaged that by facilitating an appropriate and innovative provision, we will equip the local unemployed community of Perth & Kinross with the necessary skills to obtain sustainable employment within the local and reasonable travel to work areas in and around Perth & Kinross.

Deadline Date: 03/10/2014

Employee Occupational Health and Wellbeing – Renfrewshire Council

Occupational Health is concerned with any health issues that employees feel may affect their work, or any work issue that may affect your health. However, it is important to note that the Occupational Health Service is not intended to substitute or replace general medical care or GP.
It is Renfrewshire Council’s corporate policy to ensure so far as reasonably practicable the health and safety and well-being of all its employees, therefore the Council is seeking to appoint a qualified and experienced Contractor Employee Occupational Health and Wellbeing.
This procurement will be executed via an open tender procedure. The period of the contract is for 2 years with the option to extend up to a further 2 x 12 months.
Please note: this is a Part B service therefore this is a voluntary notice.
Tenderers will be required to pass Stage 1 – Qualification (Selection) in order to progress to Stage 2 of evaluation – the Technical/Commercial (Award) criteria
Proposal 45% (Technical)- which is made up of –
* Health Strategy – 25%
* Methodology & Approach including process and systems- 15%
* Value Added Services – 3%
* Community Benefits – 2%
Price – 55% (Commercial)
Full details of the criteria is detailed in the tender documentation.
CPV: 85100000, 85140000, 71317200.

Deadline Date: 06/10/2014