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 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.

Fund Administrator – Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company

The role will include the following:

  • Carry out the grant administration requirements of the board to include:
    • Administration – to work with the prepared guidelines and fund documentation provided by the board and monitor the spend, reporting costs, complaints & closure in line with board instructions
    • Create and maintain an electronic database that will form the basis of reporting and records into the future
    • Advertising funding rounds
    • Deal with the distribution of all monies for grants under the agreed procedures
  • Carry out the secretariat role on behalf of the board including to include:
    • meetings schedule
    • Agenda preparation
    • preparation of papers and distribution prior to and following meetings
    • Minute taking and writing up – please cost this separately
    • Maintain a register of all Company Members
    • Maintain a register of Board Members
    • Offer help & assistance to applicants in putting together their application
    • Liaise with company accountant to provide information for annual accounts
    • Create and maintain financial reports in line with board requirements
    • Assist the board in developing new procedures and in its professional development
    • Assist in first Annual Review and subsequent Evaluation processes
  • Receive and deal with applications to the Main Fund to include:
  • Assessing the need or opportunity of the project to be funded
  • Project planning & viability
  • Constitutions & Examined Accounts inspected – technical compliance
  • Impact & Outcomes for community benefit
  • Providing experienced (independent) Assessors to:
    • Prepare an assessment of each application with recommendations for level of funding for minimum for impact for the board
    • Send information to board
  • Acceptance Form and Payment management
  • Provide constructive feedback to grant applicants who have been unsuccessful and advise applicants of other funders who may be able to help.
  • Provide Feedback from stage 1 applications and advice for stage 2 or development work

The fund administrator will work with the board to further develop processes and procedures that will allow the fund to be administered smoothly whilst allowing for information retention and organisational development.

Full details contained within the tender brief.

Deadline Date: 16/01/205

Landscape Maintenance Contract for three year period – Maryhill Housing Association

Landscape maintenance contract for 3 year period (2015 – 2018)

Deadline Date: 23/01/15

Briggait Phase 2 Integrated Design Team – The Wasps Trust

Wasps Artist Studios is seeking to appoint a suitably skilled and experienced Architect led multi disciplinary design team to deliver the second Phase of the Briggait redevelopment.
The Design Team will be required to provide the undernoted services:
– Architectural
– Building Services Engineering
– Structural & Civil Engineering
– Any other necessary technical consultancies required to design and deliver the construction element of the project, such as acoustic design, fire engineering conservation architecture or sustainability advice.
QS services are not required as part of the design team and will be procured separately
CPV: 71200000.

Deadline Date: 02/02/15

Business Social Media Sales Platform, User Licences and Associated Services – Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise (SE) to procure web based (social media) services to assist in networking and business development activities which support its business objectives and role as Scotland’s Economic Development and Inward Investment Promotion agency for a 2 year period, with the option for SE to extend for one additional year. It is envisaged that this contract will commence April 2015.
CPV: 72300000.

Deadline Date: 16/02/15

CashBack for Communities: Delivery Partner – Scottish Government

The Scottish Government requires a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to perform the role of Delivery Partner in relation to the CashBack for Communities Programme. The Delivery Partner will provide expert support to individual third-party organisations (“Project Partners”) who are in receipt of grant funds through the CashBack for Communities Programme. The purpose of the support is to ensure that Project Partners fulfil their grant requirements and responsibilities on accountability, communications, monitoring, evaluation and performance reporting. The Delivery Partner will also provide relevant programme management and programme evaluation support to the Scottish Government.

Deadline Date: 30/01/15

Local Authority Communications Resources – Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland supports local authorities and other partners in communicating recycling services to the public to ensure high engagement and participation with these services. To do this we provide a range of template materials (alongside guidance) which can be adapted by partners and localised for their area and services, this means it is quicker and easier for LAs to deliver effective, consistent communications to their householders which are tested with consumers to ensure their efficacy. These toolkits need amalgamated, updated with new artwork and presented in a user friendly way on the Zero Waste Scotland partners -http://partners.wrap.org.uk/ website to ensure ease of access and use. This should reduce the amount of time ZWS Project Managers spend talking through resources and highlighting useful artwork/best practice guidance while continuing to provide a helpful support system.
The Zero Waste Scotland Partners website acts as a portal for LA communications detailing all available templates and best practice Zero Waste Scotland has to allow an LA to source, use and achieve sign off of their localised communications materials. Historically, the website hasn’t been well used and has gone through several revisions, there is now an opportunity to develop the ‘Campaigns’ section better for Local Authority specific resources and promote this better to LAs once it is developed further and a full suite of toolkits covering a range of topic areas are available.
Although there is no requirement in this tender for web development work directly, a good understanding of the website and how partners can use it is needed.
This tender details the requirement for a contractor to develop and deliver a number of communication resources including design of new communications materials which make up toolkits as well as testing of new messages that will need to be used for the new resources. These resources fill gaps in existing toolkits, once complete will be hosted on the Zero Waste Scotland partners website grouped together by theme.

Deadline Date: 12/01/15

Professional Confidential Counselling Service – North Lanarkshire 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: 21/01/2015


Family Support Services for Children Affected by Disability – Renfrewshire Council

Provision of locally based child centred family support designed around the needs of the children and their parents/carers. This support will be in line with the Children(Scotland) Act 1995, to support children with disabilities to be cared for by their families, using a range of services which are appropriate to the child’s particular needs.
The services shall support the task of meeting the desired outcomes identified in the Child’s Plan. This will also incorporate the parent/carer’s respite needs, the provision of emotional and practical support to parents/carers including, inter alia, advocacy services. The service will be responsive to the impact of any initiative such as Self Directed Support.
The contract will include the provision of all accommodation,staff materials and management etc. necessary for the satisfactory delivery of the service.
It is estimated that approximately 40 to 50 Families will be eligible for the Services each year and that around 20 families will require to receive some support at any time, however this may be subject to fluctuation.
Children and Families will be referred by the Council and the service will be delivered when required, often after school, at weekends and during school holiday periods.

Deadline Date: 15/01/2015