Current and Future 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.

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Manifesto Analysis – Scottish Rural Action

Scottish seeking expert independent analysis of data collected by Scottish Rural Action and contextual information to inform the development of a Manifesto for rural Scotland.

Deadline Date: 15/06/16 at 19:00

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Civil Society Project

The EHRC (jointly with the SHRC in Scotland) is commissioning two projects that will result in the production of disability civil society reports that will be sent to the UN CRPD Committee – one from civil society organisations in England and Wales, with distinct chapters on each country, and one from Scotland. In addition, the projects will result in the production of an overarching Great Britain (GB) summary paper, highlighting the key priorities for civil society across all three countries.

This request for tenders is in the form of two lots:

Lot 1: England and Wales civil society project
Lot 2: Scotland civil society project

We have based the suggested approach to these projects on discussions with our statutory Disability Committee, disabled people and civil society organisations. Both projects aim to encourage disabled people to participate in the CRPD monitoring process and to share their experiences with the CRPD Committee. However, we welcome proposals for alternative approaches that meet the project(s) aims.

We welcome proposals from potential contractors for one or both of these projects, and we also encourage proposals that adopt a partnership approach from organisations in one, two or three countries.

Please note: if separate contractors secure each lot, they will be required to work together to produce an overarching GB summary report.

Deadline Date: 14/06/16 at 13:00

Digital Xtra Fund – Competitive Grant

Grants are available to support enterprising organisations that will ensure the provision of extracurricular computing science related activities are extended and made available more consistently across Scotland.

The Digital Xtra Fund has been developed and funded by the Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership whose partners include Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Island Enterprise, Scottish Funding Council, Education Scotland, ScotlandIS and ICT Sector industry representatives.

Deadline Date: 17/06/16 at 12:00

Website renewal and development – Stirling Council

The Scottish Cities Alliance (SCA) requires a dynamic, business focused and user-friendly website which is both attractive and functional. It is anticipated that the website will play an increasingly important role in promoting campaigns and initiatives and will act as a communication interface to promote and facilitate the work of the Alliance around its operational priorities which include:-

  • Investment Promotion and Infrastructure, its ‘pitch book’ of investment opportunities showcasing Scotland’s 7 cities and their opportunities to a global audience
  • Smart Cities Scotland and the opportunities being developed to fully exploit the business opportunities offered by technology and new business models that will create more efficient public services, as well as making cities more attractive to investors and hi-tech businesses
  • Low Carbon and the development of a portfolio of innovative projects that will reduce cities’ carbon emissions and deliver low carbon economic benefits

Deadline Date: 03/06/16 at 14:00

Museum Display Object Mounting Works – Fife Council

The works comprise the provision of the Museum Display Object Mountings for the new Dunfermline Museum and Art Gallery (DMAG), which is currently under construction. The appointed Contractor will be required to survey the museum display objects, and design and manufacture the required mounts, before then locating the mounts/ objects into position within the museum display cases and at other locations within the new building.

The budget for this project is a maximum of £50,000.00.

Deadline Date: 06/06/16 at 12:00

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Collaborative Framework – North Ayrshire Council

Framework Agreement for the supply and delivery of quality fresh fruit & vegetables, salad ingredients and prepared fruit and vegetables, to Council locations across North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Inverclyde and the Island of Arran, delivering 1-2 times per week to multiple sites within each geographical lot.

Deadline Date: 06/06/16 at 12:00

Foreign economic-aid-related services – DFID

Programme information DFID is seeking a Supplier to serve as Evaluation Manager under its programme for Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use (IFSLU). The Supplier will coordinate a process of evaluation and learning from programme interventions throughout the duration of the contract. Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use is a new centrally-managed programme with the broad aim of catalysing increased private investment in sustainable forestry and ‘0-deforestation’ agriculture. DFID has committed funding of 60 000 000 GBP to an initial phase of the programme, funded from the UK Government’s International Climate Fund (ICF). A technical assistance facility led by Palladium International has been established to manage the programme, offering grants and technical assistance to develop and support public-private partnerships over a 5 year period (November 2015-November 2020). DFID is now seeking an Evaluation Manager to develop and implement an evaluation strategy for Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use, focused primarily on the outcome level of the programme and on learning across programme activities. The services will commence in November 2016 and run for a period of 48 months, at a maximum budget of £1.35m.

Deadline Date: 06/06/16

Provision of Catering Services – Crossreach

To provide catering service to two of our residential care homes for the elderly
CPV: 55500000, 55500000.

Deadline Date: 10/06/16 at 12:00