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.
Fife Council currently (January 1st 2015) provides foster care placements through its own in-house Family Placement Service comprising 193 foster carers providing placements for 273 young people.
The demand for Foster Care placements, driven by the steady increase in the number of looked after children in Fife has continued to rise over the last ten years. Also, a greater proportion of these looked after children now require placements. This demand has continued to place pressure on Fife Council’s in-house provision for accommodated children and young people.
As a result, the number of foster care placements the Council has purchased has risen from 93 in 2009/10 to 285 in 2013/14.
Whilst many of these children and young people have been able to remain within Fife in placements developed over the period of Fife’s local foster care contract, this rise has been such that the proportion of Fife’s looked after children who are placed geographically within Fife has decreased to 67% from 70% in 2009.
Key drivers for our current strategy:
1.The proportion of Fife’s looked after children who are living at home or with relatives, (35%), is low compared to the national percentage figure.
2.The proportion of Fife’s looked after children in foster care, (54.5%), is high by national comparison.
3.The high number of placements for looked after children that Fife is purchasing is placing considerable pressure on financial resources.
Fife is therefore working towards the following strategic aims:
1.Increasing the amount and effectiveness of support to enable more children and young people to remain living at home or in their communities.
2.Decreasing the proportion of looked after children and young people requiring placement.
3.Increasing and developing Fife’s Council-run Family Placement Service, to reduce the proportion of placements that need to be purchased (and therefore the financial spend).
While these strategic aims are progressed and given the high number of looked after children requiring placement, Fife will continue to commission a significant level of foster care placements for the duration of this contractual period.
Deadline Date: 18/02/15
A school-based children and family therapeutic counselling and wellbeing service is required to support children attending East Lothian Council Primary Schools and their families. This school- based service will contribute to improved wellbeing of children, parents and those who work in the school community. The main aim of the service will be to increase the capacity of children, parents/carers and staff to achieve improved emotional wellbeing. It is expected that children’s attainment will increase as a result of improved wellbeing.
Deadline Date: 23/02/15
Levengrove Park – West Dunbartonshire Council
The project is for the Development of Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People Stage Two Application for Levengrove Park, Dumbarton, and the Delivery of the Works on site.
Deadline Date: 04/02/15
The Hamilton Park trust and Kyle of Lochalsh Community Trust wish to engage consultants to develop the signing, interpretation and publicity elements of the Plock development project.
Deadline Date: 30/01/15
Landscape maintenance contract for 3 year period (2015 – 2018)
Deadline Date: 23/01/15
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:
– 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
Deadline Date: 02/02/15
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
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