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

Café Tender – Scottish Storytelling Café

The Scottish Storytelling Centre invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced catering companies or individuals for the opportunity to operate the café within the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile.

Visit our website to download the invitation to tender document which fully explains what the Scottish Storytelling Centre does, the expectations for the future of the café and how it fits with and supports the Scottish Storytelling Centre, as well as information on how to submit your offer as well as associated documents.

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact Gary Henderson, or call 0131 225 5722, or visit here.

Deadline: 15 October 2015 at 18:00

Café Tender – Fruitmarket Gallery

The Fruitmarket Gallery Café is located within a popular visual arts venue, offering visitors good food and drink in a welcoming, stylish and relaxed atmosphere. The café complements and extends the Gallery’s exhibition and bookshop spaces, adding to a visitor’s overall experience. In 2014/15, 25% of the annual 150,000+ visitors to the Gallery used the café during their visit.

For more information please visit

The deadline for tender submission is 9am on Monday 19 October.

Applications or enquiries should be submitted to:

Georgia Dennison
The Fruitmarket Gallery
45 Market Street

or by email to

For further information, please contact , or call 0131 225 2383, or visit

Deadline: 19 October 2015 at 09:00

Supporting Individuals and Families Affected by Substance Misuse in South Lanarkshire

NHS Lanarkshire, on behalf of the Lanarkshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership wish to commission an organisation or organisations which will provide early intervention to individuals and their families affected by substance misuse (Tier 2) within North Lanarkshire.
CPV: 85300000, 85310000, 85000000.

Application Deadline: 09/12/2015
Deadline Date: 10/12/2015

Coordination, Advocacy and Support for Young People Impacted by Substance Misuse

NHS Lanarkshire, on behalf of the Lanarkshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership wish to commission an organisation which will provide coordination, advocacy and support to vulnerable young people, resident in North Lanarkshire, impacted by their own or someone else’s substance misuse with a view to improving overall wellbeing and self efficacy.
CPV: 85000000, 85300000, 85310000.

Application Deadline: 16/11/2015
Deadline Date: 20/11/2015

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


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