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.

Auchenback Active Limited  / Barrhead HA Consultancy Tender

Having successfully secured funding through the Climate Challenge Fund, project partners Auchenback Active Limited and Barrhead Housing Association are now inviting Expressions of Interest from organisations with relevant experience and a successful track record in developing and delivering practical community based carbon reduction activities relating to food consumption and waste.

This activity will be delivered within the community of Auchenback, Barrhead (East Renfrewshire).

Deadline Date: 29/07/16

Wild Film Festival Events Manager – The Southern Uplands Partnership

Event Manager for Wild Film Festival
CPV: 79952100, 79952100.

Deadline Date: 29/07/16 at 12:00

Intranet & Website Solution – Maryhill Housing Association

Maryhill Housing wishes to purchase and install an Intranet and Website solution for the Association.

Deadline Date: 17/08/2016 at 12:00

Challenge Fund Grant Opportunity – Childcare

Stirling Council invites applications for Third Party organisations to deliver activity against the undernoted Challenge Fund partially funded by the European Structural Fund 2014-2020 programme.
The Challenge Fund will seek to address deep-rooted multiple disadvantages faced by many individuals and families across Stirling through Delivery Agents to offer an intensive action planning to identify a personalised plan of support and will work in tandem with the more traditional support mechanisms already strongly delivered in Stirling.
The target groups of this operation will focus on workless households, lone parent households, homelessness, other disadvantaged; which will include those with long-term health issues, alcohol or drug misuse, ex-offenders, and looked- after children.
The Challenge Fund will provide a funding opportunity for a period of up to 2 years with a flexible start date but a final end date not exceeding 31st December 2018.
The focus of this programme is to provide more flexible childcare for parents in the target group whose needs are not met by current childcare provision. This would provide parents of a young person or child within these categories with the opportunity to become more active and socially engaged as they explore and take up new options, including moving towards entering or returning to work.
We are seeking to fund registered childcare provision (including 0-5 years, after school club, holiday play-schemes and holiday camps) for young people and/or children who have a disability and/or related health condition who have more complex childcare requirements.
The maximum ESF funding which can be applied for is GBP30,750 per annum which would require a total projected eligible spend of GBP76,875 per annum.
This part of the programme has a maximum of GBP61,500 of ESF funding available.
This opportunity is for match funding in the form of a Challenge Fund Grant. It should be noted that this is not a procurement and will follow an application process.

Deadline Date: 12/08/2016 at 14:00

Stirling Skills & Employability Pipeline (SSEP) Challenge Fund

Stirling Council invites applications for Third Party organisations to deliver activity against the undernoted Challenge Fund partially funded by the European Structural Fund 2014-2020 programme.
The Challenge Fund aims to help address longer term unemployment, economic inactivity and under employment in Stirling by investing in additional bespoke activities and support operations. It is intended that the operations will contribute to both increasing the employment rate in Stirling whilst also helping to address deep-rooted health inequalities.
The Challenge Fund will provide a funding opportunity for a period of up to 2 years with a flexible start date but a final end date not exceeding 31st December 2018.
To develop and deliver client-centred customised provision to address longer term unemployment, economic inactivity and under employment in Stirling.
The maximum ESF funding which can be applied for is GBP40,000 per annum which would require a total projected eligible spend of GBP100,000 per annum. More than one application can be submitted to allow scalability of the programme.
This part of the programme has a maximum of GBP471,000 of ESF funding available.
This opportunity is for match funding in the form of a Challenge Fund Grant. It should be noted that this is not a procurement and will follow an application process.

Deadline Date: 12/08/2016 at 14:00