Current and Future Tendering Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

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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Business Consultancy Framework – Scottish Borders Council

Business Gateway is looking to set up a Framework Agreement for the following consultations:
Lot 1 – Business Strategy/Planning Consultation
Lot 2 – Investor Readiness/Funding Consultation
Lot 3 – Marketing and Brand Development Consultation
Lot 4 – Digital/E Commerce Strategy Consultation
Lot 5 – Organisational Development/HR Consultation
Lot 6 – Innovation Support Consultation
Tenders may be submitted for one of more Lots.

Deadline Date: 08/01/2016

Digital Development Framework – Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland has a wide range of existing digital platforms and websites that are developed by a variety of developers and in multiple CMS systems and technical languages.
Zero Waste Scotland currently rely on a large number of different web developers via open tender procurement processes to undertake the development and maintenance of the organisations digital assets.
To help deliver a more consistent approach to the development and maintenance of digital development projects, as well as provide a faster development process, Zero Waste Scotland are seeking to create a Digital Development Framework consisting suppliers who have a wide range of skills and experience the organisation can call upon.
Zero Waste Scotland are looking to establish a digital development framework that contains multiple, experienced developers with a proven track record of working with various open source content management systems including, though not limited to, Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, Django and Umbraco.
In addition, we are looking for developers who have proven experience in developing and working within various technical standards and programming languages including, though not limited to, HTML5, CSS3,, Java, MySQL, PHP, Python and Ruby.
Zero Waste Scotland are also looking for experienced mobile app and digital tool developers who can work within Apple and Google Android development programmes.
This framework will have two methods for awarding work to approved suppliers:
Capacity for direct award, where contractors who have specific skills and experience are asked to undertake development work or updates to websites and digital tools they have either originally created or previously worked on for Zero Waste Scotland.
Competitive quotes, where contractors are given a brief and are invited to provide a competitive quote for new development projects or changes to existing tools where direct awards are not applicable.

Deadline Date: 11/12/2015

Environmental Maintenance Contract 2016-2019 – Cassiltoun Housing Association Ltd.

Three year contract, with option for two year renewal.
Environmental works in Castlemilk area of Glasgow:

  • Backcourt/ bin store clean, bulk clearance and bins to street
  • Removal of bulk items
  • Litter collection and sharps removal from back courts, common areas, play areas and CHA office grounds
  • Weed control of hard and soft landscaped areas in back courts, common areas, play areas and CHA office grounds
  • Summer and winter pruning of trees & shrubs in back courts, common areas, play areas and CHA office grounds
  • Hedge cutting in back courts and common areas
  • Grass cutting in back courts and common areas
  • Garden care of front and rear gardens
  • Power wash surfaces in back courts

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

Open Space Maintenance 2016 – 2018 – Calvay Housing Association Ltd

The work comprises the upkeep and regular maintenance of open spaces and gardens located in the various sites listed in the bill of quantities and contract drawings, to keep them in a neat and tidy condition, to promote and control growth and to carry out such replacement and repair work as is deemed necessary by the Association to maintain the amenity of the sites.

Deadline Date: 23/12/2015

Supply and Delivery of Fresh and Pre-prepared Fruit and Vegetables – Tayside Contracts

The delivery of all fresh fruit and vegetable for all schools meals and welfare units through out Dundee, Angus and Perth Council area

Application Deadline: 01/01/2016
Deadline Date: 11/01/2016