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.

Garden Assistance Scheme 2017-2020 (2021) – North Lanarkshire Council

NB This is a prior information notice

Provision of a garden assistance scheme to subscribed council tenants and non-council residents. Previous participation was approximately 6948 applicants (including approximately 1210 non council residents). These figures are being provided as a guide only and are not guaranteed for the service provision in this procurement.
The service will include 10 grass cuts, 3 hedge cuts, 2 weedkills and edges being formed on 2 occasions per year.

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Grounds Maintenance Framework

There is a current Grounds Maintenance contract in place providing comprehensive service including grass cutting, shrub and ground cover maintenance, seasonal cleaning etc at various sites within NHS GG&C.

The tender will be split into 3 geographical Lots, including Partnerships, as follows:
Lot 1: Glasgow South & South Lanarkshire
Lot 2: Glasgow North & East Dunbartonshire
Lot 3: Clyde (West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde)

Deadline Date: 22/08/16

Provision of a Building Cleaning Machine Repair and Annual PAT Testing Service

North Lanarkshire Council wishes to establish a single lot contract for the Provision of a Building Machine Repairs and Annual Portable Appliance Testing service for Building Cleaning Equipment throughout the geographical area of North Lanarkshire.

Deadline Date: 19/08/16

Experiences of people with a learning disability in the Scottish criminal justice system

A recent report by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability highlights that people with learning disabilities who are suspected, accused or convicted of crimes find it difficult to navigate the criminal justice system, and information may not be made available to ensure they understand what is happening. The report also explains that the scale and nature of the issue is just beginning to be understood, and more work is needed to fully understand people with learning disabilities’ experiences of this aspect of the criminal justice system.
The EHRC therefore would like to gain a better understanding of the main issues and challenges people with learning disabilities face when they are accused or convicted of crimes. It is also interested in the work others are doing to address these issues. The information gathered from this scoping project will help the EHRC’s Scotland Committee to make decisions whether there is a need for further work in this area, and whether it is appropriate for them to action it.

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