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 info@readyforbusiness.org.

Approved Body Scottish Landfil Communities Fund – North Ayrshire Council

North Ayrshire Council requires an approved body to receive the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF) from North Ayrshire Council as a landfill operator and disburse SLCF funds to eligible community based environmental projects in accordance with legislation. For clarity, the term ‘approved body; has the same meaning within Regulation 26(1) of the Scottish Landfill Tax (Administration) Regulations 2015.
The successful tender will be required to administer the SLCF, facilitate the distribution of this c.£160-200K environmental fund to eligible projects, deliver excellence in grant management and promote the use of the SLCF for projects that further the Council’s environmental sustainability and regeneration priorities. The period of contract for the approved body is five years from the date of appointment.

Deadline Date: 09/10/15

Appropriate Adult Service – East, South and North Ayrshire Councils

East, South and North Ayrshire Councils require an Appropriate Adult Service for young persons/adults 365 days per annum. Incorporating the principles of empowerment and enablement at the heart of the service, whilst offering a flexible and person centred approach. All work falls under The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, involuntary detention of a person for the treatment of a mental disorder, or in the interest of the health and safety of the person/others, and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (s38), and National Care Standards.
Providing a community based support, information, advice, support to people in relation to their Rights and Entitlements when in custody, or Court.
– Effective communication for the young person/adult when being interviewed as a victim, witness, suspect or accused.
– Appropriate legal representation sought, when required
– Offer independent an impartial advice
– Flexible service, including outwith office hours and weekends
– Confidential and effective communication
– Trained staff
This is a responsive service and regarded as central to good practice between health, social care, police and the Courts.

Deadline Date: 07/10/15

Provision of Fruit & Vegetables – Scottish Prison Service

SPS requires a Supplier to provide fresh fruit & vegetables to 15 Establishments across Scotland, from HMP Inverness and HMP YOI Grampian in the North to HMP Dumfries in the South.

Deadline Date: 02/11/15

Greenspace Landscaping Works at New Craigs Hospital – NHS Highland

NHS Highland, in conjunction with the Green Exercise Partnership, plans to carry out a series of improvements to the grounds and landscaping at New Craigs Psychiatric Hospital in Inverness with the aim of improving the health and well being of staff, patients and the wider community through providing more opportunities for outdoor exercise and therapy, and general improvements to the external environment.

Application Deadline: 25/09/15
Deadline Date: 30/09/15

IT Support and hardware replacement contract – Blairtummock Housing Association Ltd

1.Background to Blairtummock Housing Association IT System
Blairtummock Housing Association is a community controlled housing association providing social housing in the Blairtummock and Rogerfield areas of Easterhouse. The Association was registered in 1990 and currently employs 16 staff based in one location. All staff use Windows 7 PCs with Office 2010, Sage Line50, SDM and Clearview Applications. All PCs are supported by 2 Physical Servers and 2 Virtual Servers running Server 2008R2, Server 2012R2, Exchange 2013, SQL 2008R2, Clearview, SDM and Sage.
Antivirus is provided by Vipre Business Premium.
Backup is Symantec System Recovery to a NAS
Connectivity is provided by a BT Infinity Business line.
Email spam and antivirus services are provided by GFI MailEssentials.
System monitoring is provided by GFI.
2.Contract Summary
We are inviting companies to register a notification of interest to tender for the provision of our ICT support services contract on a two year service contract with the possibility of a further two year extension. The contract would commence from 1 January 2016. The hardware is due for replacement and so is being included in this contract to be procured and installed at the start of the contract. The contract would cover the following elements
-Access to an IT Help desk facility with a guaranteed response
-Proactive advice, maintenance and fine tuning
-Managed on and off site backup
-Managed security (forewalls, antispam, antivirus)
-Proactive monitoring of systems
-Regular site visits

Application Deadline: 01/10/15
Deadline Date: 02/10/15

Framework Agreement for Family Support Service – Dundee City Council

*NB This is a prior information notice

Dundee City Council is seeking Service Providers with the appropriate experience to provide a generic Family Support Service within a Framework Agreement.
The Family Support Service will provide support, advice and practical help to families in order to build capacity and capability where they are experiencing difficulties in meeting their assessed needs. This will be achieved by providing outcome focussed practical and organisational support in order to facilitate the best possible outcomes for the family and their children. This support will require to be flexible and provided to the family at the agreed times.
The Family Support Service will be provided within service user’s own home and elsewhere in the community, enabling access to educational, leisure and recreational facilities. The service will liaise with the range of Community Planning Partners including the Children and Families Service, Health, Housing and Third Sector Organisations.
The Family Support Service will personalise the delivery of services to each individual service user by engaging with the service users, their relatives and representatives. Interventions may be low level or intensive but are likely to be required on a long term basis.