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.


Mainstream School Transport (including Music Centres), Local Bus and A2B Dial-A-Bus Service

Provision of Mainstream School Transport (including Music Centres), Local Bus and A2B Dial-a-Bus Services at various locations throughout North East Scotland.

CPV: 60100000, 60140000, 60120000, 60112000.

Deadline Date: 20/04/2015


Proposed Remembrance Garden at Falkirk Crematorium (FAL-6378B)

The new garden of remembrance will be a modern contemporary design and will include a walling provision which allows for memorial plaque mounting, hard and soft landscaping features, street furniture and lighting. The new garden of remembrance will comprise of high quality materials and finishes.

Deadline Date: 20/03/2015


WDC 1314-48 Supply & Delivery of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

West Dunbartonshire Council is seeking bids for the supply of fresh fruit and vegetables to be delivered to premises throughout West Dunbartonshire. The contract shall remain in force for an initial period of three years (2017) with the option to extend for a further 12 months + 12 months

CPV: 55520000, 55524000, 03200000, 03220000, 03221200.

Deadline Date: 20/04/2015


Website Design and Implementation

This project is for the design and delivery of a new Website for CrossReach capable of a number of functions that will better serve the business and our customers.

Crossreach was launched in June 2005 and continues the Church of Scotland’s long tradition of providing care and support. We employ more than 2,000 staff and we support some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland. CrossReach has an annual expenditure of £51 million

The project requires to be completed by the end of September 2015.

The project requires this to be a turnkey solution and the Project Management responsibility will rest with the contractor. It is a requirement that a named Project Manager employed by the contractor be assigned to CrossReach and have responsibility, as part of a project team, for the successful delivery of all goals and outcomes.

Deadline Date: 23/03/2015


Server Maintenance Framework

The Scottish Ministers (the Authority) are seeking to establish a national Server Maintenance framework agreement.

A key aim of this single supplier framework will be to enhance Server Maintenance services and to achieve greater value for money.

The selected Contractor will be expected to deliver consistently high-levels of service on a cost-effective and best value basis to each Framework Public Body.

Some of the key (but not limited to)service delivery areas are likely to include: All server types, Local Area Network Switches, Tape drives and Tape libraries, Keyboard Video Monitor Switches, Network Attached Storage, Storage Area Network.

It will also be possible to include the following service delivery areas if required: Operating Systems, Firmware and equipment moves.

The Server Maintenance Framework Agreement will form part of a wider portfolio of ICT Services Frameworks available to Framework Public Bodies designed to support the Digital Public Services Strategy Scotland’s Digital Future: Delivery of Public Services and other associated strategies and policies such as the High-Level Operating Framework and Hosting & Data Centre Strategy.

The framework agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies,offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Limited, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Information about agencies of the Scottish Ministers and offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices is available at:


Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies are listed at:


Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:


CPV: 50312100, 50312000, 50323000, 50312300, 50312600, 72267000, 72610000, 72514000.

Deadline Date: 21/04/2015