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.

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Queen’s Park Govanhill Parish Church – Trinity Building Feasibility Study

Govanhill Community Development Trust is working with Queen’s Park Govanhill Parish Church to support consultants to prepare a feasibility study for the Trinity building. We will support the recruitment, appointment and management of consultants to ensure the outputs are delivered to the required standards.

The Trinity building has the potential to be a hugely valuable resource for the Govanhill community, but not one which the church can afford to retain unless it is viable and can meet identified community needs.

We are seeking consultancy support to provide a feasibility study for the use of the building. This will have a number of project outputs:

  1. A business plan
  2. Architectural Options Appraisal
  3. A presentation of the results of the research and the two documents to the Kirk Session of Queen’s Park Govanhill Parish Church

Deadline Date: 27/01/16

Employer’s Equality Action Fund – Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is currently taking forward a programme of activity aimed at improving equality and diversity outcomes for individuals in Modern Apprenticeship (MA) frameworks.
The purpose of this work is to provide funding to support employers to design and deliver positive action pilots to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in their MA frameworks and share learning and good practice with SDS, training providers and other employers.
The objective of these pilots is to generate more examples of positive action across a range of industries, to understand which approaches have a positive impact on individuals. SDS anticipates sharing the learning from pilots to create sustainable approaches to tackling inequalities.

Deadline Date: 26/02/16

Business Gateway – Provision of Core & Specialist Workshops and Expert Help

West Dunbartonshire Council is seeking to appoint a single supplier in respect of delivering Business Gateway Core and Specialist Workshops and Expert Help commencing 1 April 2016. Details of the specific requirements are provided via supplier downloads folder on PCS-Tender (link below).

The information contained within documentation is given in confidence, to enable tenders to provide a response.

To create an electronic response go to this link.

Deadline Date: 19/02/16

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

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

Advice and Support Services – The City of Edinburgh Council

NB This is a future contract opportunity

The City of Edinburgh Council is working to implement the Homelessness Prevention Commissioning Plan and wishes to work with organisations interested in supporting the development and future delivery models for Homelessness Advice and Support services.

Advice and Support services have been piloted in the city since October 2014 and a review of the operation of services over the first year has been completed. Work is now required to prepare for the procurement of future services. The Council’s intention is to co-produce service specifications for these services with interested stakeholders.

This notice is not an invitation to tender nor is it a stage in a formal procurement process. There will be no commitment for further involvement by the interested stakeholders or the City of Edinburgh Council after this consultation period.

The City of Edinburgh Council gives no guarantee that there will be a future tender. However, if there is, then interested stakeholders will be required to note interest against the advert that will be issued against that tender at a later date.

Stakeholders who do note their interest in co-producing the specifications will be issued with a questionnaire.