Latest 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.

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

Bid Writing Services – The Wise Group

The Wise Group has been invited to submit a Stage 2 bid for Tyne and Wear (NE/1/3) to the Big Lottery Fund Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme, a programme funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, which is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme 2014 to 2020.

The Wise Group will be submitting the BBO Stage 2 bid in mid May 2016 but it will need to be finished by the end of April. As part of the preparation to submit this bid the Wise Group wishes to commission consultancy services to support the writing of the bid. We are also commissioning research and mapping services to inform the design of the final delivery solution of the bid and provide content within the bid. This is commissioned separately, within the same timeframe.

Deadline Date: 19/01/2016

Research and Mapping Consultancy – The Wise Group

Following on from the tender above, as part of the development process the Wise Group wishes to commission research and mapping consultancy services to inform the design of the final delivery solution and to provide content within the bid.

Deadline Date: 19/01/16

Employability Skills Pipeline Service – South Ayrshire Council

South Ayrshire Council has a requirement for an End-to-End Employability Skills Pipeline Service to support the Council and its Community Planning Partners (CPP) to tackle unemployment, worklessness and low skills in the local economy.
CPV: 79411000, 79414000, 79600000, 79620000.

Deadline Date: 01/02/2016

Disabilities Complex Care – Housing and Support Service – The City of Edinburgh Council

The Contract is for a Service that will provide a minimum of six places in appropriately robust residential accommodation, including related support, for individuals who challenge the living environment and other people.

The City of Edinburgh Council provides care and support for people with a learning disability. As part of its efforts to reduce or avoid hospitalisation and / or the inappropriate use of secure accommodation, the Council’s department of Health and Social Care wishes to source robust residential accommodation for a small group of individuals with complex care needs who challenge the living environment and other people.

Initial consultation with potential providers confirmed that providers would be interested in bidding to provide a housing and support service, including accommodation and staffing, for a small group of people with complex care needs. By developing robust resources the Council will be able to offer transitional support to a wide age range of people with challenging behaviours, autism and / or a learning disability, and ensure that this group of people receives safe, appropriate, high quality care. The decision about which specific individual service users are to receive the service will be made after award of contract. The date of commencement of service delivery will depend on the date of available housing following the Provider’s construction or preparation of the accommodation.
CPV: 85000000, 85300000, 85310000, 85320000.

Application Deadline: 19/02/2016
Deadline Date: 22/02/2016

External Hosting and Support for Website – Scottish Prison Service

The aim of the Contract (which will result from this RFQ exercise) is to provide the Purchaser with External Hosting of the SPS Website, ensuring the website stays on-line and provide maintenance support during the Contract Term.

Deadline Date: 22/01/2016

ICT Digital Skills Transition Training Fund for Lowland Scotland – Skills Development Scotland

Bids are invited by Skills Development Scotland “SDS” from organisations that have experience and expertise in delivering professional ICT and digital technology skills and training opportunities, to deliver transition training to support the current and emerging needs of employers in the sector in Lowland Scotland.
This does not include interventions related to the delivery of ICT skills or activities related to digital participation. And should complement existing provision such as MAs, Masters degrees and Codeclan.
The Fund will deliver practical solutions to the critical skills challenges faced by the ICT/digital technologies sector, focusing specifically on ‘transition training’ for career conversion of experienced workforce with individuals with associated experience and generalist qualifications to become industry ready at an accelerated pace.

Deadline Date: 25/01/2016