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.

Window Cleaning – 5 year Partnering Agreement – Loreburn Housing Association

Enter into a five year partnering agreement for communal window cleaning at approximately 35 properties through out Dumfries and Galloway.

Deadline date: 22/12/14

Housing Support to Women Experiencing or at Risk of Violence/Domestic Abuse – North Ayrshire Council

The Council requires support provision for women residing within temporary, refuge and dispersed accommodation to determine housing options and to address emotional, practical and other emerging needs. This contract will fund 1 full time support worker for each unit of refuge accommodation and an additional support worker for dispersed furnished accommodation. It is anticipated that all four post holders will be female given the nature of the service.
In addition to the above, there are a number of women living within homes across North Ayrshire who are experiencing or at risk of violence or domestic abuse on a regular basis. There is, therefore, an additional requirement for the Council to contract Outreach and Counselling Support services for women.
The Provider is not expected to deliver specialist services that go beyond the remit of Housing Support. Some service users may require input from Health or Addictions services to deal with underlying problems. The Provider is not expected to deliver these services directly, but is expected to develop close working links with mainstream services to facilitate access for clients, and to assist clients to manage conditions and minimise the impact on tenancy sustainment
CPV: 70333000, 98341000.

Deadline date: 13/01/15


Disability Information, Advice, Support and Counselling – West Lothian Council 

West Lothian Council is seeking a provider for services that include the identifying of aims, outcomes, principles, eligibility criteria, and provision of operating arrangements, which will be used, by WL CHCP and the provider to deliver a disability information, advice and support service for people with physical and/or learning disabilities and a peer counselling service to meet the specified outcomes as defined in the service specification.
It is envisaged that a range of services require to be provided inclusive of:
– A specialist disability information and advice service that provides personalised solutions for people with a disability, to meet their identified needs and outcomes.
– A specialist information and advice service on the key issues facing people with a disability e.g. housing, money, employment, and wellbeing.
– A peer counselling service which will provide free, confidential, accessible inclusive and supportive professional counselling to people with a disability. The peer counsellor should receive professional supervision and work within the ethical codes and guidelines of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Confederation of Scottish Counselling Association.
– Up to date, accessible/inclusive communications across a range of media in accordance with the principles of SAIF and digital inclusion, so that people with disabilities can access information as independently as possible and make informed choices.
– In partnership with service users, a range of awareness raising activities including those aimed at the general public to challenge the negative perceptions surrounding disability and to gain a better understanding of the range of diversity of disabilities to include private and third sectors.
– To be active participants on West Lothian Access/Equalities Committees and other fora to help eliminate barriers people with disability face in accessing the physical environment, goods and services to that disabled people can participate fully in all areas of life.
– Facilitate a library service and resource base in partnership with West Lothian Library and Heritage Services.
– Marketing and communication strategies to maximise interaction between sectors to achieve the social inclusion of people with disabilities.
– Outcomes based responsibility performance framework to track the success and sustainability of the delivery model over short, medium and long term periods and inform future service design.
Further details are contained within the Service Specification provided with the online ITT.

Deadline date: 16/01/15


Professional Confidential Counselling Service – North Lanrkshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council has a requirement to procure a service contract for the provision of Professional Confidential Counselling Services for its employees including the provision of employer referrals and self referrals).
The service shall be provided by professionally qualified and competent counselling practitioners who maintain membership of an appropriate professional body such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the Professional Body for Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA). At all times, the service provider must protect the confidentiality of clients’ personal information while providing council management and employees with necessary information to manage their personal and/or work related problems. The range of services to be provided must include the following:
– Face to face professional counselling and debriefing (including an out of hours service);
– Given the wide geographical boundary of the council, the service provider shall be required to illustrate how the provision of suitable premises will be arranged (this should include the options available to the service provider in terms of offering local provision at Motherwell, Cumbernauld and either Coatbridge or Airdrie);
– Employer referrals for employees with personal problems that are affecting their work performance (this includes alcohol, drug and gambling abuse, stress, bereavement, harassment, family and relationship problems and all other areas excluding money and legal advice);
– Self referrals for Council employees as detailed above;
– Structured telephone counselling for employees who cannot attend in person;
– Access to a 24-hour Helpline giving general advice and support
support for Council employees who have been involved in incidents of violence, aggressive behaviour or serious injury;
– Quarterly reports giving general feedback and data on numbers of employer referrals and self referrals and reasons for referrals (while maintaining the anonymity of the client);
– Support for managers dealing with sensitive workplace situations;
– Access to relevant training or training for trainers at a reduced cost.

Deadline date: 21/01/15