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.

Provision of Services for Glasgow’s ESF Employability Pipeline and Youth Employment Initiative

Glasgow City Council seeks potential delivery agents with experience of delivering employability services to young people and people with multiple barriers to employment.

Deadline Date: 30/05/2016 at 12:00

Mental Health Counselling Service for Adults with Mild/Moderate Mental Health Problems

The requirement is for a client-centred counselling service for individuals with mild to moderate mental health problems, who are over 18 years old, and live in Clackmannanshire. The Provider will adhere to the Confederation of Scottish Counselling Associations (COSCA) Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.
Support is offered to individuals who may be experiencing issues such as depression and anxiety due to adverse life events, sexuality issues, coping with illness and injury, work related issues, relationship issues and bereavement. Counselling should provide an opportunity to discover how to deal with issues more effectively by exploring concerns in sufficient depth to help individuals to understand and feel more able to cope.
The service objectives are:-
– To provide an individualised, non judgemental, professional client centred one-to-one counselling service;
– To enable individuals to freely talk about their difficulties and help them understand their situation more clearly;
– To help individuals experiencing difficulties to find their own way towards living a more satisfying and resourceful life.
The counselling service should be client-centred and outcome focused and should not use a CBT based approach.

Deadline Date: 19/05/2016 at 12:00

Circular Economy Support Framework – Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland is scaling up its activity to accelerate a circular economy in Scotland. Suppliers appointed to the Framework will provide a range of circular economy skills, knowledge and expertise to Zero Waste Scotland and to SMEs operating in Scotland.

Deadline Date: 16/05/2016 at 14:00

Inclusive Childcare Support Services – The City of Edinburgh Council

This Service requirement is for the provision of a city wide Inclusive Childcare Support Service.
The overall requirement of this Service is to support registered (Care Inspectorate) mainstream childcare providers to ensure the inclusion of Children and Young people which enables their parents/carers to continue or return to employment, training or education.
Mainstream Childcare settings will include registered (Care Inspectorate)playgroups, partner provider nurseries, local authority nurseries/ Early Years Centres who offer childcare element, after school clubs, breakfast clubs, out of school care clubs.
The Provider will promote social inclusion and choice for all Children and Young People with additional support needs who would like to access a mainstream childcare setting.
The Provider and Childcare Setting will work together in order to achieve positive outcomes for the Child and Young Person in line with their assessed needs.
A minimum of 40 Children and Young People per annum will be included successfully at mainstream childcare settings. This will include 30 new Children and Young People.
It is anticipated that the Contract will start on 1st April 2017 with the requirement that the Provider will be set up and ready to accept referrals for the service.

Deadline Date: 31/05/2016 at 13:00

Provision of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables – South Ayrshire Council

Deadline Date: 25/05/2016 at 12:00

Child Disability Advisory Service (Black and Minority Ethnic) – The City of Edinburgh Council

NB This is a prior information notice

The City of Edinburgh Council currently supports a number of organisations to offer information and advice to parents and carers who have a disabled child. We are considering how best to ensure information and advice is offered in a consistent, flexible and appropriate way. In addition to this we are committed to offering information and advice to carers who may face additional barriers in their caring role. This will include, for example, black and minority ethnic (BME) carers.

The purpose of this notice is to test the current and future market capacity to deliver an Information and Advice Service to parents and carers who have a disabled child within Edinburgh. Notes of interest should be made no later than Monday 2nd May 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 during the year 2017.

Provision of Training Venues – The City of Edinburgh Council

NB This is a prior information notice

Training and conference venues are required which can accommodate anything from small training events to larger ones, which can offer light catering to delegates such as teas, coffees and biscuits and which can provide a high standard of assistance on the day of events. All training and meeting rooms should ideally be within 20 miles from Edinburgh city centre. Those out-with the city centre should afford adequate parking facilities for delegates. The successful provider will have to meet the following criteria:

  • Provide quality and flexible training and meeting spaces capable of holding a variety of layouts (e.g. horseshoe, cabaret, theatre etc.).
  • Provide rooms able to offer a space of 2 square metres per delegate for a maximum of 13 people.
  • Provide internet and Wi-Fi connections on-site.- Provide audio and visual equipment complete with PowerPoint presentation facilities, flipcharts, laptop or PC for the facilitator.
  • Being able to receive and store safely boxes of materials before events and make them available on the day of the event for delegates and facilitators.
  • Being able to provide a variety of rates (e.g. by delegate or flat day rate)
  • PCs/laptops may be required up to a maximum of 30.

The framework duration will be 12 months with an optional further extension(s) up to 36 months. This notice is not an invitation to tender. There will be no commitment for further involvement by the interested stakeholders or the Council after this consultation period. The 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.

Financial Capability & Money Advice Services – Jobs & Business Glasgow

Jobs & Business Glasgow (JBG) seeks the provision of Financial Advice Services for its Working Matters project, which aims to help clients progress into employment, education and training. The project’s clients are economically inactive Glasgow residents of working age in receipt of Employment Support Allowance.
The requirement consists of three geographical Lots consistent with Glasgow’s Community Planning Partnership areas (North East, North West, and South). Suppliers may tender for one, two, or all three Lots; one supplier shall be appointed to each Lot. It is expected that each geographical Lot will include approximately one third of the project’s clients.
The contract is expected to last for one year, commencing on 23/05/16, with the option to extend for up to six months on a month-to-month basis (i.e. 1+1+1+1+1+1 month(s)).

Deadline Date: 04/05/2016 at 12:00