Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

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.


New Furniture – Cumbrae House

Last year The Prince’s Trust secured funding to purchase a building in the heart of Glasgow to support our work in the area. In addition to becoming the headquarters for the charity in Scotland and a permanent base for our staff, it is set to become the biggest youth employment and enterprise hub in the country. It will enable us to work with other service providers in the community and offer direct delivery spaces for our programmes. This includes a creative suite, training kitchen and flexible activity spaces. This tender aims to find the company who will supply and install the furniture for the centre.

Deadline Date: 24.02.2015


Skate Park, Ballast Bank Park, Inverkeithing – Fife Council

Skate Park, Ballast Bank Park, Inverkeithing

Deadline Date: 06/03/2015


Invitation to tender for an EIA Of the Annual Girvan Folk Festival (PDF) – Girvan Traditional Folk Festival

The Girvan Traditional Folk Festival Group would now like to commission an Economic Impact Assessment of the annual Folk Festival that will:

* Provide evidence to support funding applications
* Identify opportunities for improvements to the Festival
* Be the basis for the development of longer term plans.

It is a commonly held view that the Folk Festival weekend is the busiest of the year for the town. This assignment will test that and quantify the benefits of the Festival to the local area.

The consultant(s) will be expected to carry out research, survey, case study and other work to be able to estimate the Festival’s direct, indirect and induced economic impacts. This should take into account deadweight and displacement effects and should apply appropriate multipliers – based on the Scottish Tourism Multiplier Study or some other model that the consultant(s) might propose.

It is expected that the assignment will gather data and views from a range of sources including audience members, performers, hoteliers, retailers and that the report on the EIA will include proposals for monitoring progress and updating the Assessment in future years.

Where possible, the consultant(s) should comment on any other less quantifiable outputs from the Festival, for example, relating to local social benefits or positive impacts on the image of the area. Also where possible, the consultant(s) should highlight future opportunities to increase both commercial income for the group and overall economic impact of the Festival.

Deadline Date: 11/03/15


sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde A Fully Inclusive Facility

sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde, based in Largs, North Ayrshire, is confirming the need for providing modern, flexible and fit for purpose residential, learning, meeting/conference and administrative office accommodation to support high quality sports training facilities on site.
Despite the investment of recent years, evidence shows that the existing building is no longer fit for purpose and has a layout which prevents the Centre from maximising its revenue generating potential due to the inability to accommodate mixed groups.
For a sustainable future, the Centre needs to fully embrace inclusivity in all able bodied and para-sports. It recognises the need for flexibility between, and accessibility to and from, all spaces to suit those who are both able bodied and disabled. It also has a role as a residential centre for schools, for clubs and venues to accommodate residential coaching and volunteer development programmes, as well as accommodating events and competitions including world sailing events held in Largs.
sportscotland is seeking to appoint a Main Contractor-led Project Team including Project Manager/Cost Consultant, Architect, Structural Consultant, M&E Consultant, Landscape Architect, BREEAM Consultant and CDM-C to progress the Design and Build proposal from the equivalent RIBA Stage 2 to completion of Stage 7.
CPV: 45200000, 45210000, 45211350, 45212100, 45212200, 45212225, 45212400.

Deadline Date: 29/05/2015


Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

The requirement is for the operation and management of a National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline for Scotland to be known as the “National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline Scotland and hereafter referred to as “the Helpline”.
The National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline Scotland is to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year and will provide high quality information and support to those experiencing domestic abuse and forced marriage, and to those contacting the service on their behalf.
The objectives of the service are:
* to ensure the provision and delivery of accurate and relevant information to callers.
* to refer all callers to appropriate support services.
* to ensure the needs of victims from ethnic minority backgrounds are adequately addressed and provided for.
* to ensure that the needs of victims who are socially disadvantaged through age, disability, sexual orientation or faith/belief are adequately addressed and provided for.
* to ensure the effective management, training and development of staff responsible for operating the helpline.
* to develop and maintain effective working relationships between helpline staff and other organisations across Scotland involved in providing or supporting services for victims of domestic abuse and forced marriage.
* to ensure that staff responsible for the operation and management of the helpline receive appropriate training in areas which contribute to, influence or are otherwise associated with domestic abuse and forced marriage e.g. substance misuse, mental health issues, and complex needs.
The period of contract is 1st July 2015 to 30th June 2017 with an option to extend for an additional 1 year period.
CPV: 72253000, 98000000.

Deadline Date: 08/04/2015