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.

Exhibition & Interpretation Design Services for Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum Project

Orkney Islands Council wish to appoint a suitably experienced Consultant to act as the Exhibition & Interpretation Designer on the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum restoration and improvement project.
The Visitor Centre & Museum tells the story of the Naval anchorage in the World Wars, made all the more resonant and powerful by being sited in unique buildings which were themselves part of that story. The overall restoration and improvement project aims to not only restore these buildings but to enhance the interpretation of artefacts and the buildings themselves, update displays and conserve nationally and internationally important artefacts in the Council’s museum collection, and includes a new building to house fragile artefacts and other facilities essential in a 21st century museum.
The Museum is currently housed in three Naval buildings:
– Pump House (main Museum building)
– Oil Tank (displays large objects and projected films)
– Romney Hut (displays small and traditional boat collection)
The Exhibition & Interpretation Consultant will be required to work collaboratively with the Authority Client Team and Client appointed consultants to provide interpretation within Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum which tells the story of Scapa Flow’s role in the two World Wars and its key role as the home of the Naval Fleet, within the wider context of Orkney in a visually attractive and engaging way, providing visitors with a memorable experience.

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

Supply and Delivery of Fresh/Organic Food Stuffs – East Ayrshire Council

The Council requires to re-tender its contract for the supply and delivery of fresh/organic food stuffs to East Ayrshire, in particular schools. The school meals service is regarded as the first ‘Sustainable’ school food service in the United Kingdom achieving the Food for Life Gold Standard, where children enjoy healthy meals made from ingredients that are fresh, local and organic. The School Meals service has linked the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) Act 2007 with the Council’s Community Plan, to national policy through Scotland’s Sustainable Development strategy and Scottish Government guidance to introduce a Whole School Approach for school meals. The contract will be split into 8 Lots.
The contract will also be open for North and South Ayrshire Councils to use.

Deadline Date: 31/05/06 at 12:00

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

Glasgow Intermediate Care Services 2016 – Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council Social Work (GCCSW) is seeking Providers able to deliver Intermediate Care Services within separate locations (Lot(s) 1 to 6). One provider will be awarded per Lot. Providers will only be able to deliver one Lot from one site location.

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

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

Evaluator required for heritage project

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.

Completion of work: By negotiation.
Fee around £6,000

For further information, please contact mcnairl@culturenl.co.uk (Lu McNair), or call 01236 638352, or visit http://culturenl.co.uk/festivals/north-lanarkshires-war/

Deadline Date: Friday 27 May 2016 at 17:00.