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.

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Early Learning and Childcare Provision – East Ayrshire Council

The Council requires the provision of Early Learning and Childcare provision on a call-off basis.
This will be a Framework Agreement with several Service Providers for a term of 3 years with a one-year extension option.

Application Deadline: 30/10/2015
Deadline Date: 03/11/2015

Rowan Grove Landscape Improvements – Almond Housing Association

Improvements to area of hard landscaping, excavation, pavings,walling and planting.

Deadline Date: 16/10/2015

Supply & Delivery of Fresh Bread & Rolls & other Fresh Bakery Produce – Renfrewshire Council

This Contract is for the Supply and Delivery of Fresh Bread, Rolls and other Bakery Produce to Renfrewshire Council and East Renfrewshire Council. Deliveries will be made to establishments across each Council including but not limited to; primary and secondary schools, colleges, nurseries, community centres, care homes, day centres and cafes. Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire Council have agreed that Renfrewshire Council will act as lead contracting authority for the creation of this Contract and shall undertake any required ongoing management of the Contract.
The objective of the Contract is to secure consistency in the availability of high quality freshly baked produce which complies fully with all Food Safety and Food Standard legislation and achieving the following:
Best value for money
Considering business for SMEs
Meeting ongoing call-off and delivery requirements
Cross Council participation
Contract, price and supplier stability
Tenderers will be required to pass Stage 1 – Qualification (as detailed in the ITT and section III.1.4 in this contract notice) in order to progress to Stage 2 of evaluation – the Technical/Commercial
(Award) criteria that includes Technical – 20 Points
Commercial – 80 Points
The Technical score of 20 Points will be sub-weighted and evaluated as follows :
Service Delivery – 12 Points
Environmental & Sustainability – 3 Points
Community Benefits – 5 Points
Community Benefits score of 5 Points will be sub-weighted as follows:
Community Benefit Outcomes – 2.5 Points
Commitment to Community and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – 1 Point
Maximising Employment & Training – 0.5 Points
SME and Third Sector Opportunities – 0.75 Points
Reporting and Monitoring of Community Benefits – 0.25 Points
CPV: 15810000.

Deadline Date: 13/10/15

Glasgow City Stress Services (NHSGGC) – NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

The NHSGGC (City) is seeking a dynamic organisation(s), or partnership of organisations, to deliver community based stress services that will complement the work of its own staff and many partners. This programme of work will provide an important contribution to the adult mental health improvement framework. The service(s) will be targeted adults (aged 16 and over) in the most deprived communities along with population groups experiencing significant social and health inequalities.
It is expected that flexible, culturally appropriate approaches will be used and that the interested organisation(s) will demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the pattern of inequalities in Glasgow and of the barriers in working in communities with high levels of deprivation.
The service(s) will operate an open referrals process, whereby an individual can refer themselves into the service, as well as accepting referrals from other services, organisations or individuals.
The service(s) should deliver a range of interventions including:
– Individual 1:1 work (including intensive interventions/crisis based work)
– Focused group work delivery
– Broader population work
– Delivery of targeted taster sessions to promote the service(s)
To maximise impacts, the service should deliver outcome and solution focused interventions.

Deadline Date: 26/10/15

AIA Youth Engagement Strategy – Anstruther Improvements Association

The Anstruther Improvements Association (AIA) is commissioning this project, with development funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Growing Community Assets programme. The aim of the project is to develop and produce a three year strategy for engaging young people in Anstruther in community life.
In 2012 the AIA commissioned a community needs survey to identify what local needs the AIA and its community halls could help to meet. From this the AIA set out aspirations of developing a range of new community partnership initiatives to target areas of social need. Of these key areas, there are a number that either directly or indirectly relate to young people:
– encouraging young people to take an active part in the community
– tackling crime and anti-social behaviour
– providing facilities and services for young people aged 12-18
– providing opportunities for intergenerational activities
– improving the job-related skills of the local population
– community venues
– opportunities for local people to take part in arts, cultural and heritage activities.
In 2014 the AIA submitted a Stage 1 application for funding to refurbish the community halls to the Big Lottery Fund’s Growing Community Assets programme. The Big Lottery Fund has asked the AIA to develop a youth engagement strategy to clarify exactly what services, events and activities the AIA will provide.
Tasks will include:
– Identifying what opportunities exist for young people to engage in community life in Anstruther
– Carrying out some primary demand research, e.g. focus groups/survey, to identify where there is demand but no provision
– Articulating the scale of the local youth market
– Considering how young people could be served by the project
– Reviewing opportunities for partnership projects
– Developing a strategic framework for youth engagement activity
– Developing a costed programme of youth activity for years 1-3
– Identifying potential sources of funding to deliver youth engagement activity

Deadline Date: 06/10/15

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.