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

Supporting Individuals and Families Affected by Substance Misuse in South Lanarkshire

NHS Lanarkshire wishes to commission an organisation which will provide early intervention to individuals and their families affected by substance misuse within South Lanarkshire.
CPV: 85000000, 85300000, 85310000.

Application Deadline: 26/10/2015
Deadline Date: 27/11/2015

New Build Housing Victoria Road Glasgow – Govanhill Housing Association

Construction of 39 new build houses for rent.

Additional Information

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.

Deadline Date: 02/11/2015

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

Provision of relationships, sexual health & parenthood education /support to young people – NHS Tayside

*NB This is a future contract opportunity

Delivery of provision of relationships, sexual health & parenthood education (RSHP) & related support to priority groups of young people
The Sexual Health & Blood Bourne Virus MCN, NHS Tayside wishes to commission the provision of relationships, sexual health and parenthood education & related support for priority groups of young people across Tayside. This work should link directly with the RSHP framework developed for Tayside in light of national guidance.
We are looking for an initial overview of how this might be delivered with an emphasis on training, youth development & partnership work in order to develop a sustainable framework across Tayside
This service will focus on young people aged 10-25 who are less likely to be receiving mainstream curricular inputs around sexual health, relationships and wellbeing. The priority target group and those where the bulk of provision will be targeted are those aged 10-18 but in order to promote inclusion there is an acknowledgement that due to changes in legislation the definition of young person can extend to those up to age 25.
In particular priority groups will include young people who are:
• Excluded from school
• Attending off-site education provision
• Looked after by the Local Authority, either in the community or in residential care
• Held within secure accommodation in Tayside
• Involved in offending behaviour
• Truanting from school
• Supported in mainstream education as a result of Additional Support Needs/learning difficulties
Work should include young people who have multiple and complex needs and may be represented by one or more of the categories above where risk factors have been identified. Any work delivered should aim im to respond to their needs in a way that takes into account sexuality, gender and cultural diversity.
In addition to this, input around sexual health, relationships and wellbeing will be offered to those involved in the care of the priority groups of young people listed above. This may include, but is not limited to:
• Foster carers
• Kinship carers
• Staff within residential care, including secure accommodation
• Parents (in partnership with the Speakeasy programme)