Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

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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.

Feasibility Study for Future Use of Lochmaddy Hospital Site (PDF)

The Lochmaddy Hospital Redevelopment Steering Group (LHRSG) was established in 2014 as a result of community consultation carried out by groups of local residents into potential uses for the former Lochmaddy Hospital and the wider hospital site. LHRSG has ten members and an interim constitution, and although its prime focus is the Lochmaddy Hospital site, it was set up to benefit the people of the whole HS6 postcode area, that is, the whole of North Uist. The objectives of the group are to consult with, inform, represent the interests of, and feedback to the whole of the North Uist community with regard to the Hospital site. It is tasked with undertaking discussions with agencies, public bodies and landowners to explore and take forward potential future uses of the Hospital site, for the benefit of the local community. In order to do this the group will secure funding to support their activities, and at an appropriate time in the future they will establish a community company to take the proposals/development to the next stage.

As well as working with NUDC, they have also been working with HIE, CNES, UHI and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.
The Lochmaddy Hospital Redevelopment Steering Group now wishes to commission a Feasibility Study to explore the viability of a number of different options for the site which have arisen as a result of community consultation
and discussions with various partners.

See tender document for full information.

Deadline Date: 27/02/15

Self-Directed Support (SDS) Information & Advice Service – North Ayrshire Council

Provision of a Self-Directed Support (SDS) Information and Advice Service that provides independent, accessible information and support for people on the nature and effect of each of the SDS options on how to manage their care and support once they have decided their SDS option and on how organisations who can provide assistance in both regards.
CPV: 75100000, 85321000.

Deadline Date: 24/03/2015

Framework for the Provision of early learning childcare places – South Ayrshire Council

The contract objective is to establish a Framework Agreement for the Provision of Early Learning and Childcare Places for 2 year olds and 3-5 year olds living in South Ayrshire or within the catchment area of a South Ayrshire Primary School in accordance with the The Education (Scotland) Act 1996.
CPV: 80110000.

Deadline Date: 23/03/15

Host Organisation For Community Builders (Family Nurture Asset Based Community Building Programme) – Fife Council

Fife Council requires an organisation to act as Host for two Community Builder Posts.
These posts will work with the whole community using an Asset Based Community Development approach (ABCD). The two learning sites shall be Cowdenbeath and Levenmouth. This work is part of an ambitious programme of transformational change (Family Nurture approach).
As part of a previous tendering exercise, Fife Council has commissioned Nurture Development and Training Ltd to offer training and consultancy on the ADCD approach. The successful Host agency will be required to work closely with Nurture Development through the period of the contract.
As well as the Community Builder Posts, the Host agency will provide management support for the 2 posts until the duration of the contract with Nurture Development, which shall be completed by March 2016.

Deadline Date: 20/02/15

Provision of an Integrated Advocacy Service – East Renfrewshire Council

East Renfrewshire Council is tendering for a contract for the provision of an Integrated Advocacy Service. It is envisaged that the main focus of the service will be to support individuals with independent professional advocacy. This role is to inform, empower and represent the interests of the individual to improve access to health and social care services and to improve health and social care outcomes.
CPV: 85300000, 85000000.

Deadline Date: 09/03/2015

Cycle Friendly Design Package – Cycling Scotland

The aim of this commission is to appoint a specialist contractor under a Single Supplier Framework Agreement aimed at producing a suite of design and print work for Cycling Scotland’s ‘Cycle Friendly’ programme.
The provider will be expected to work with Cycling Scotland development staff to create a new brand for the programme, which currently houses products for schools, employers, communities, colleges and universities.
The successful provider will be able to deliver on creative work and also act as the agent in having the new brand design applied to various formats. Full details can be founded in the attached document.

Deadline Date: 27/02/2015