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.

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

Self Directed Support – Option 2 – South Lanarkshire Council

The Self Directed Support – Services List is being compiled by South Lanarkshire Council to be used by people assessed under the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 where they have chosen their own support whilst the Council holds the individual budget and arranges the support. The individual budget is sometimes called an individual service fund.
Applications are requested from persons who wish to be included on a list of persons to be invited to enter into an agreement to provide support to supported person in terms of the Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act under Option 2.
The application (“the application”) has been designed to give South Lanarkshire Council (“the Council”) sufficient information to make an assessment as to the suitability of each applicant for inclusion on the Self Directed Support – Services List.
Individual Service Agreement (ISA)
There are three parties to the ISA – the Provider, the Supported Person and the Council.
Each time a Provider is chosen from the Self Directed Support – Services List by a Supported Person and negotiates with that Provider to provide a service/s on the basis of an Individual Service Fund and wish the Council to pay in accordance with options 2 under section 3 (1) of the Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013, an ISA will be entered into.
The ISA may be for a fixed period or may continue, subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding, or unless it is otherwise terminated by any of its provisions.

Deadline Date: 16/03/16

Digital Interpretation For St Magnus Cathedral – Orkney Islands Council

The provision of the design and implementation services for new digital interpretation for St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney.

Deadline Date: 14/03/16

Inclusive Childcare Support Service – The City of Edinburgh Council

The purpose of this notice is to test the current and future market capacity to deliver an Inclusive Childcare and Support service for children with additional support needs in Edinburgh.

Notes of interest should be made no later than Monday 15th February.

The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) recognises the importance of supporting the inclusion of children with additional support needs, from 0-18 years, in Care Inspectorate registered mainstream childcare settings which enables their parents/carers to continue or return to employment, training or education. Within the context of this service, the Service User may be a child or young person (C&YP), their family or the childcare provider.

The main objectives of this service are as follows:

1. To support mainstream childcare providers including those who run playgroups, partner provider nurseries, local authority nurseries who offer childcare element, after school clubs, breakfast clubs, and holiday clubs to include C&YP with additional support needs to meaningfully and positively access their service.2. Funds will not be used to provide support to a childcare provider where the main purpose of its service is to provide childcare services for children with additional support needs. This includes childcare providers which give priority to children /young people with additional support needs, or any childcare provider affiliated with specialist education services.3. To provide C&YP with early learning and childcare support that can meet their developmental needs including basic medical needs.4. To enable parents/carers to remain in or take up work, training or employment opportunities by having the benefit of a confident and well trained childcare provider. This will also provide parents/carers with a positive experience of the mainstream childcare sector.5. To promote social inclusion and choice for all C&YP with a disability who would like to access a mainstream childcare setting.6. To promote an understanding of issues related to C&YP with additional support needs and their families primarily within the childcare sector but also amongst the local community, relevant organisations and local community groups.

Note: by noting interest you are agreeing to further engagement with the Council. There is no guarantee there will be a future tender opportunity. If authorised, this service may be subject to a full tender process during the year 2016.

Recruitment and Support, Specific and General Advice for People with Care Needs

The City of Edinburgh Council is looking at the procurement options available in the provider market for services that support adults with social care needs, parents and carers.

It is anticipated that the Service would commence in 2016/17 with a contract being issued for up to 5 years.

The purpose of this notice is to test the current and future market capacity to deliver a Recruitment and Advice Support Service in Edinburgh. Notes of interest should be made no later than 15 February 2016.

Note: By noting interest you are agreeing to further engagement with the Council. There is no guarantee there will be a future tender opportunity. If authorised, this service may be subject to a full tender process in the coming year.

Interested parties should also note a further notice for Payroll Support; the Council will consider the merits of an inclusive or individual contract arrangements.

Catering Outlets in Glasgow Parks – Glasgow City Council

The council invites tender bids from caterers who will be able to provide the following types of catering outlets within the Glasgow Boundary:
1/ Hot & Cold Food Beverages,
2/ Ice Cream & Confectionery
3/ Combination of both Hot & Cold Food Beverages and Ice Cream & Confectionery
The agreement period shall be for a period of 5 years with a possibility of up to a further 12 months extension dependent on performance and at the sole discretion of the council.

Deadline Date: 15/03/16