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.

Youth Music Initiative Freelance Evaluator

In order to evaluate the success of the Youth Music Initiative’s activities it is important that there is an analysis of the stakeholders for the YMI in East Lothian and where its strengths and weaknesses are. Therefore the Youth Music Initiative wishes to engage a freelance consultant for the following activities:
Establish the extent to which the programme’s outcomes have been achieved in relation to the aims as agreed with Creative Scotland.
Undertake an analysis of East Lothian’s YMI projects to establish if the projects are appropriate for the needs of the county.
Review individual project evaluations to establish the range and impact of these projects.
Evaluate the overall provision of the YMI programme to assess its efficacy as well as identify gaps within the provision and propose changes or ways that the YMI can improve.
Tenders are sought from suitably qualified freelance consultants to undertake the evaluation. Proposals should outline the consultant’s approach to the evaluation, background CV and previous relevant projects, the expertise of the consultant involved and the availability to complete the project within the timescales. The total number of hours to be spent on each stage of the project and a breakdown of costs should be detailed. The total cost, including expenses, should not exceed £5,000 plus VAT if applicable.

Deadline Date: 15/04/16

Specialist Sensory Impairment Service for Perth and Kinross Residents

Perth and Kinross Council is seeking to procure a specialist sensory impairment service, including assessment, advice, communication, emotional support and equipment needs, for people who have a range of issues relating to sensory impairment, their families and carers.
The Council currently has a Contract with two Service Providers to provide this Service, however these Contracts are due to expire on 30 September 2016.
The Council is inviting tender submissions from suitably qualified providers, skilled in the provision of supporting people who have a sensory support need to achieve their outcomes.
The Service commissioned from Providers will be as outlined in the draft Contract to which the Service Specification is annexed, which sets out all the elements of the service and the standards required by Perth and Kinross Council in respect of that service.

Deadline Date: 12:00 12/05/16

Skate Park at Dalgety Bay – Fife Council

Construction of an in-situ concrete skate park at Dalgety Bay, Fife

Deadline Date: 12:00 22/04/2016

Recycling of Comingled Recyclable Material and Collection and Transportation of Glass

Inverclyde Councils requirements are as follows:
1. Operation of Councils MRF for Processing Comingled Recyclates
– Processing and Recycling of comingled recyclable material at Inverclyde Council’s MRF
– The disposal of waste arising following the process and treatment thereof
– The adoption of the MRF Code of Practice being developed by Zero Waste Scotland
– Associated Ancillary Services
2. Collection and Processing of Glass
– The Collection of glass from licensed premises and Neighbourhood Recycling Points.
– The haulage of glass, including glass collected by Inverclyde Council, to reprocessors.
CPV: 90500000, 90700000, 90710000, 90514000.

Deadline Date: 12:00 03/05/16

Provision of Tenancy Support Services – Argyll and Bute Council

The Council is seeking to procure outreach support services to enable people, identified as requiring support, to sustain their accommodation. Tenancy Support Services whether based in the individual’s own home or in temporary accommodation (such as hostels for homeless people) will provide person-centred, reliable and practical support to help people to manage their homes in different ways and increase control over their daily lives. People will be enabled to realise their full potential and to achieve maximum possible independence. The services will target people who generally need assistance and support to take part in the essential activities of daily living and to access the social, leisure and educational opportunities available to the general population.
CPV: 70333000.

Deadline Date: 12:00 20/05/2016

Developing Financial Capability – Renfrewshire Council

The project aims to provide peer-led support to young adults (16-25 years old) in target groups to help them to improve their financial capability.
Three groups will be targeted:
• Young parents
• Young adults who were Looked After and Accommodated Children (care leavers)
• Young adults at risk of poverty
The initial project participants will be recruited through voluntary organisations already working with the target groups. Each participant will receive individually tailored support, with the aspiration that the lessons learned will encourage them to continue to participate and encourage their peers to also take part in the project. Once six or more individuals have been identified and the initial one to one sessions have taken place, the group will come together to design an appropriate programme. At least 20 young adults will directly benefit from each of the 3 projects; at least 60 in total will have sustained engagement with the programme. Additionally, at least 20 additional people will indirectly benefit from each of the 3 projects; at least 60 in total.
In order to ensure that the right support is provided to the target groups, an initial 8 month pilot project will be carried out, working with providers across the above 3 separate workstreams. The Tackling Poverty Team anticipate that they could have a different provider leading each workstream or depending on a providers capability, the same provider could lead one or more workstream. Part of each project will involve the worker helping to upskill the young adults they are working with to enable them to engage in peer led support, disseminating the learning to others. The evaluation process will be designed accordingly with each group’s workstream and carried out externally to ensure consistency between the groups.

Deadline Date: 12:00 27/04/2016