Current and Future Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

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Below are some selected  future contract and 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

Provision of Specialist Business Advice, Support & Training 2015-2018 – Business Gateway Fife

Business Gateway (Fife), wholly owned by and acting on behalf of Fife Council, provides access to Business Support Services within the Fife Region encompassing information, training and advice to start up and existing businesses. From October 2015 Business Gateway (Fife) will also be offering an enhanced range of specialist support services and bespoke training packages to businesses across the Fife area.
This will be achieved through the procurement of one to one dedicated Specialist Business Support, Business Advice and Discretionary Training for existing commerce and potential growth companies from a framework at an agreed contractual fee.
The above is sought for the framework for the following Lots:
5. LAW
The above will be for the period 2015 -2017 with option to extend for a further year at the discretion of Business Gateway Fife. An anticipated overall value of GBP 400,000.00 across the entire framework requirement. The activity delivered through this framework will be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Business Gateway Fife has an obligation to meet the diverse and changing needs of the business community it serves and therefore reserves the right to include new supplier/s of service/s into the framework as determined and identified throughout the period. Any additional supplier will need to meet a set criteria set out by Business Gateway Fife prior to commencement.
CPV: 72221000.

Deadline Date: 12/10/15

Provision of Cycle Infrastructure Framework – Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council is inviting tender bids for the Provision of a Cycle Infrastructure Framework. This framework will be broken down into two Lots
Lot 1
City Council has a requirement for cycle racks, all goods are to be supplied and delivered. The racks are intended for public locations within the Glasgow city boundary.
Lot 2
Supply, Delivery and installtion of secure school sheltersand bespoke shelters.
CPV: 44112100, 45233293.

Deadline Date: 06/10/15 (application deadline is 30/09/15)

Sustainable Processing of Dry Mixed Recyclates – Perth and Kinross Council

NB This is a prior information notice

The Council is seeking to procure a medium term contract for the processing of Dry Mixed Recyclates (DMR) which are collected via the Council’s household and commercial recycling services and Recycling Centres and Points. The DMR will be bulked at the Council’s Friarton Depot, Perth (PH2 8DF). The Council may evaluate options that include delivering materials to a reprocessing facility using its own fleet and/or also an uplift service provided by the prospective tenderer.

Pedal for Scotland – Services and Supplies – Cycling Scotland

NB This is a prior information notice

Pedal for Scotland, organised by Cycling Scotland, is Scotland’s biggest bike event. Back in 1999, the first event attracted 400 riders. The event has grown increasingly popular with more routes, bigger challenges and more and more participants joining in year on year.
In 2014, on our 16th anniversary, over 10,500 riders took part over 6 rides across Scotland. Event participants helped raise over £110,000 for the STV Children’s Appeal.
In 2015 Pedal for Scotland is set to return on 5th, 6th and 13th September with six rides to choose from catering for all ages and abilities.
Cycling Scotland will be seeking to appoint a contractor(s) to provide support services and supplies in delivery of Pedal for Scotland rides in future years (potentially up to 3 years, subject to funding). The support service and supplies areas could include:
• Overall Event Organisation and Management
• Event Health and Safety Management and Risk Assessments
• Route Management
• Venue Management
• Traffic Management
• Stewarding / Marshalling
• Volunteer Recruitment and Management
• Sustainable Procurement
• Customer Service Systems and Management
• Mailing fulfilment
• Event Supplies, e.g., marquees, pa/av/staging, generators, water bowsers/tankers, tracking, radio/communications, toilets, fencing/barriers, waste/litter clearance, cycling event chip timing, etc.
• Catering suppliers
• Rider Transport e.g., buses and trucks
This notice is not an invitation to tender and should not be considered as such. Any interest and information submitted via the survey form will be used for market research only. Should a tendering opportunity arise for one or more of the above noted support service and supplies areas, the process will be open to all organisations whether they have submitted a response to this notice or not.
Responses to this notice are invited by 12 noon on Wednesday, 16 September.
PLEASE NOTE: As this notice is advertised for market research purposes, we are unable to answer any questions relating to this notice. If you require further information on Pedal for Scotland, please visit the website.

Adult Community Treatment Services – The City of Edinburgh Council

The Edinburgh Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (EADP) manages a range of services that are intended to stop or reduce substance misuse.

This contract notice relates to the procurement of four separate contracts to deliver EADP adult community treatment services in each of the four health and social care localities in the City of Edinburgh Council local authority area.

Each Service will be highly integrated with statutory services, being co-located with nursing, medical, psychology and social work colleagues. Practitioners from all of these disciplines will form a single, integrated multi-disciplinary team (MDT). This team will work together under a single performance management system to meet the needs of the whole population in need in their locality area. Ability to deliver outcomes through joint working is essential to the success of the services.

The Service is for those who are over 18 and who have current problematic use substance use or are in recovery from substance use.

A briefing meeting for potential service providers will be held in the Training Suite at the Norton Park Centre, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh EH7 5QY at 11:30 on Thursday 3rd September 2015. Please email to book a place at the meeting. Information will be posted after the meeting, via the Public Contracts Scotland – Tender website, to ensure that anyone unable to attend is made aware of what was discussed.

Deadline Date: 02/10/15