Latest Tendering 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.

IT Disposal Service contract – Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament is currently undertaking some market research to determine if there are any Supported Businesses who would be interested in bidding for a potential IT Disposal Service contract.

Indications of the likely services are:

  • Collection from potentially MSP Local Offices (located throughout Scotland), Holyrood Edinburgh and Livingston
  • Must be able to provide a waste transfer note and be a Registered Waste Carrier
  • Goods with a residual value should be refurbished (if required) and re-sold with the Scottish Parliament receiving a % of the re-sale value.
  • Removal and secure disposal of all asset tags labels etc
  • All data-bearing equipment must be securely sanitised or destroyed to Secure Sanitisation Level 2 Clear of the relevant HMG guidance.

Those who are interested in this potential requirement should send an email to Linda.Stewart@scottish.parliament.uk, ideally before 18 December 2015.

Family Support Service – Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway Council requires the provision of a region wide support service for those who are affected by someone else’s alcohol and/or drugs misuse. The support service will be expected to:
– Offer 1:1 support in the form of counselling, advice and advocacy
– Offer mediation
– Support and develop family support groups throughout the region
– Work in partnership with Key ADP Stakeholders
– Deliver advice and training on family inclusive practices to other partners
– Continuously monitor the needs of this group and identify gaps in support and creative ways to address such.
The contract will be for 2 years from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2018 (or other mutually agreed dates) with the option to extend for a further period of two 12 monthly extensions subject to satisfactory annual performance reviews.
The estimated value of the contract over 4 years is approximately 230,000.00 GBP. This is an indicative value only and no guarantee is given with regard to the Council’s overall uptake of any resulting contract.
As this is a completely new service Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) will not apply.

Application Deadline: 29/01/2016
Deadline Date: 05/02/2016

Care at Home – The City of Edinburgh Council

‘Live Well in Later Life’, Edinburgh’s Joint Commissioning Plan for Older People, sets out a commitment “to support people to live
independently in their own homes for as long as possible” and “deliver day services that support people to continue to live in the community”.
Care at Home will provide a support service for older people in their own home or residence. The service is subject to eligibility criteria and assessment and referral. The service provider must be registered with the Care Inspectorate to provide Care at Home services.

Application Deadline: 19/01/2016
Deadline Date: 26/01/2016

Programme to Improve the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People – NHSGGC

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is seeking a dynamic provider to deliver a programme to improve the mental health and wellbeing and emotional resilience of young people who are negatively affected or are at risk of being affecting by poor mental health. This programme should complement the work of its own staff and many partners.
The service will be targeted at young people aged 11-18 and will be predominantly delivered in a schools setting or appropriate community venues. Core schools will be identified between Health Improvement, local schools and the provider. A component of the contract should be focused on targeted work which may take place within or outwith the school setting. Additionally, the service will provide input at 3 Youth Health Services in the Northwest of the city Tues- Thurs night 7.5 hrs total. It is expected that the provider will be flexible and responsive to local need as appropriate.
It is expected that flexible, culturally appropriate and inequalities sensitive approaches will be used and that the interested organisations 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 services 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 services should deliver a range of interventions including:
Individual 1:1 work including intensive interventions crisis based work depending on client needs
Targeted work with LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, young carers, LAAC looked after and accommodated , SEBN special educational and behavioural needs
Dedicated 1:1 work in the 3 Youth Health Services in the Northwest locality
Group work delivery where appropriate
To maximise impacts, the service should deliver outcome and solution focused interventions. A key focus of the contract is in developing resilience and capacity to enable young people to better deal with challenges or adversity in their lives. Interventions should be time limited with ongoing service users reviews built into the structure. The main focus of the individual work should be on talking therapies.

Application Deadline: 25/01/2016
Deadline Date: 25/01/2016

Supported Accommodation based in Moray – Moray Council

The Moray Council is seeking external organisations to deliver Supported Accommodation services in two specialist units within Moray for the period from 1st July 2016 to 30 June 2019. There will be an option to extend the contract for one year plus one further year.
The Homeless Supported Temporary Accommodation for which organisations are invited to bid include the projects at Covesea Road, and Guildry House Project which are both in Elgin, Moray.

Deadline Date: 08/01/2016

Mobility & Habilitation – Visually Impaired Children – Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council wishes to procure a service to support children and young people develop their mobility, orientation and life skills (habilitation). The Provider will require expertise in child development and habilitation skills required for successful implementation to the recognised vulnerable group of youngsters.

Deadline Date: 21/12/2015