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.

If you have any tenders that you wish to publicise please email info@readyforbusiness.org.

Community Based Housing Support (Mental Health) – Scottish Borders Council

To provide a Housing Support Service to people experiencing mental illness, who meet the social work eligibility criteria, through assisting them to manage and maintain community living independently. The Service is to be accessible across the Scottish Borders area and delivered in line with the National Care Standards prescribed Housing Support tasks – more detail can be found within the specification on specific tasks that will be required. The Service will work in partnership with other services and professionals.

Deadline Date: 08/03/16

Youth Project – Scottish Borders Council

To provide a community based recovery focused Youth Project for young people experiencing mental illness or poor mental health, aged between 16 and 21, who live in the Scottish Borders. The Service shall include 1 to 1 support and group sessions and will work in partnership with other services and professionals to meet the outcomes detailed in the specification.

Deadline Date: 08/03/16

Digital Marketing Support – Skills Development Scotland

The successful agency will work with the Skills Development Scotland marketing team to ensure that all digital marketing is of a consistently high standard and that it:
• compliments and enhances campaign activity
• builds visibility of the SDS brand and key products and services within our portfolio
• maintains a high quality approach across all channels
• engages in effective and innovative ways with a range of diverse audiences from individuals to businesses
• helps to establish Skills Development Scotland as Scotland’s authority on skills, learning and training.

Deadline Date: 12/02/16

Framework Agreement for Improvement Associates working on Health and Social Care Integration

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is currently in the process of working with key stakeholders to develop the new national Improvement Support function which will focus on the integrated health and social care space as well as being the location of a national improvement offering for NHS Boards. As part of the developing Integrated Improvement Resource (IIR) offer, this framework agreement for Improvement Associates is being commissioned. The purpose of the Improvement Associate framework is to support local and national priorities by providing a flexible, national resource for improvement support.
The Improvement Associates will directly contribute to the on-going work of partners in health and social care partnerships and NHS Boards; helping partners achieve the nine national health and wellbeing outcomes through the delivery of integration and quality improvement across health and social care.
The Framework Agreement therefore seeks individuals who have a particular improvement related specialism that have relevance to the Scottish context around health and social care. The Framework also seeks individuals with relevant, recent experience and knowledge of leading change within health and social care contexts.
The framework will require Improvement Associates of exceptional quality who align with our philosophy of improvement support. Our aspiration is to select 20-30 Improvement Associates through this selection process who collectively have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to support improvement activities in all aspects of health and social care in the statutory and Third/independent sectors in all parts of Scotland and across all population and care groups.
We anticipate that some Associates will have a broad knowledge and experience of health and social care matters and/or improvement approaches. Equally, others might have more specialised knowledge either of a service/clinical area or a particular important aspect of care or particular improvement skills, knowledge and approaches.
The duration of the Framework Agreement will be initially for 1 year, which may be extended for a further period of 12 months, subject to agreement between HIS and those on the framework agreement.
CPV: 85140000.

Application Deadline: 26/02/2016
Deadline Date: 08/03/2016

Tender for heritage DVD production – Newbattle Abbey College

Newbattle Abbey College is delighted to have received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to research and display the history of the college during World War Two. Over 2,000 military personnel were based at Newbattle for their initial training with both the ATS and RAMC. From 1945 onwards the College was then used to prepare demobilised servicemen and women for civilian life.

Research has been undertaken to uncover further detail on our history. This has included researching archival documents, digitising a collection of photographs of the college in use during this time and recording several oral history interviews who survivors who undertook their training here.

Now that the initial research is complete Newbattle Abbey College intend to deliver a number of outputs to share our heritage with others. These include to:

• collect and exhibit material relating to that period
• produce a DVD
• organise tours
• produce learning packs for local schools
• train volunteers

Newbattle Abbey College seeks to appoint a production company to create a short interpretive DVD (approximately 20 minutes in length) combining the different aspects of our research; images, interviews with survivors and historical narrative in order to bring to life our vibrant and unique past. The work will include producing voice-overs, filming interviews and shots of the college and surviving military buildings as well as the post-production editing and packaging the final product.

We welcome quotes from companies who have experience in producing heritage interpretation. Please contact our Project Co-ordinator Charlotte Johnson on 0131 663 1921 or charlottejohnson@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk with details of your company and previous work, estimated production cost and a short excerpt of your work which we may consider. Similarly, use the contact details above for further enquiries.

The deadline for the final production of the DVD is mid-2016

Location: Midlothian

For further information, please contact charlottejohnson@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk (Charlotte Johnson), or call 01316631921,

Deadline Date: 22/02/16