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.

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

Evaluator required for heritage project – CultureNL Ltd.

CultureNL ltd is looking to appoint an experience evaluator for a current project – North Lanarkshire’s War. The project comprises of many elements including exhibitions, school and community projects as well as library and film activities.

The closing date for applications is Friday 27 May 2016.
Completion of work: By negotiation.
Fee around £6,000

For further information, please contact mcnairl@culturenl.co.uk (Lu McNair), or call 01236 638352

Deadline Date: 27/05/16 at 17:00

Sport & Leisure Provision – Stirling Council

NB This is a prior information notice

Stirling Council is an ambitious and forward thinking council positioning itself to be the sport, physical activity and wellbeing capital of Scotland. In pursuit of that aspiration a new sport, physical activity and wellbeing strategy has been developed with our partners, outlining a new, ambitious and adventurous approach, and representing an aspiration and ambition to achieve the best. The Council is now looking to engage with innovative, energetic and forward thinking operators to gauge the market interest in potentially managing our sport and physical activity services, facilities and creating opportunities that secure our ambitious goals in this area.

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

Inverclyde Community Finance Initiative – Feasibility Study

Cloch Housing Association together with Oak Tree and Larkfield Housing Associations are looking to improve access to affordable credit and other financial services for tenants. The RSL’s wish to assess the most appropriate means to increase access to financial products for their tenants, and are keen to consider a number of opportunities including;

• Building the capacity of existing organisations where feasible;
• Identifying and filling gaps in service provision;
• Developing a new Community Finance Initiative
• Developing partnerships with existing Community Finance Initiatives
• Developing a sustainable model of operation that is not overly reliant on external grant funding.

In doing so, the appointed consultant will consider: the types of services that require to be delivered, the capacity and interest (locally and West Scotland wide) of Community Finance Initiatives in meeting the demand; the business models and financial accounts of any organisations thought to be potentially suitable to work with the RSLs, delivering affordable credit to tenants; the development of a robust business case for setting up a new Community Finance Initiative

Deadline Date: 19/05/16 at 12:00

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