Tendering Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

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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.

Expression of Interest form for the Wise Group bid for Work Able Scotland

The Wise Group is one of Scotland’s leading social enterprises, transforming lives since 1983. We are currently developing bids for the Work Able Scotland contract and we are considering the areas in which to bid as a lead bidder.

Skills Development Scotland is inviting bids for the Work Able Scotland Service which will be a case managed package of employment support for ESA or Universal Credit recipients, aged 18+, who want to work and require support to progress towards and into sustained employment. More information can be found at PCS.

Our approach is to work with partners who can bring local knowledge or expertise, are already embedded into local delivery and can demonstrate the impact of their work.

Please complete the expression of interest and submit by 5pm on 28th September. The list of questions to be completed can be found on the Partnership Opportunities section of our website. Please note that we will only accept responses through the online survey.

Any queries can be submitted to Neil Young, Development Executive at neil_young@thewisegroup.co.uk with the words “Work Able Scotland” in the subject line.

Deadline Date: 28/09/16 at 17:00

Provision Of Fundraising Services for Fife Gingerbread

Fife Gingerbread invites reputable companies and individuals to submit tenders for the provision of fundraising services.

An opportunity has arisen within Fife Gingerbread as they seek a company or individual to work with them to fully realise their fundraising potential.watch Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait movie now

Bidders must demonstrate their vision for integrating fundraising into the organisation and how to capitalise on significant milestones that are occurring in 2017.

Please download the document, it contains in-depth information regarding the Invitation to Tender.

Contact Fife Gingerbread if you require any further information.

Deadline Date: 30/09/16

Learning & Skills Service (Prisoners) – Scottish Prison Service

Provision of prison based Learning & Skills Services throughout Scotland in the public prisons operated by the SPS. The services will be provided to adults with varying degrees of pre-existing educational engagement; disadvantaged learners; ‘young offenders’ in custody (18-24): & occasionally ‘young persons’ in custody (16-17). SPS envisage one main provider arranging delivery of the Services. Delivery may however include use of sub-contractors or training partners to deliver parts of the curriculum, & to respond to changing (prisoner) needs or work to support vocational skills or employability.

Deadline Date: 21/10/16 at 14.00

Complex Needs Employability – The City of Edinburgh Council

This service is to provide a high quality, accessible employability provision for Service Users who have complex needs.

Deadline Date: 19/10/16 at 15:00

Home Support Services – North Lanarkshire Council

North Lanarkshire Health & Social Care Partnership (NLH&SCP) is seeking to establish a multi-provider framework to meet its existing and future requirements in respect of externally purchased home support. The framework will exist beside our well established home support service which will be further developed to offer specialised support within the areas of re-ablement, palliative care and complex care arrangements.

A market engagement event has been planned for providers who are interested in learning more about the background to this framework, existing home support and SDS arrangements in North Lanarkshire and proposals for the implementation of this work. Further information concerning this project and details of the Supplier Engagement Day are contained in the document attached to the notice on PCS.

Landscaping Services – Highlands and Islands Enterprise

HIE requires a suitable qualified and experienced supplier to provide the following services: repair, maintenance and general upkeep of hard and soft landscaped areas incl. grass cutting and a preventative winter schedule for HIE’s commercial and HIE occupied property portfolio.
HIE’s current requirements are divided into 8 Lots:

1 Moray
2 Inner Moray Firth
3 Argyll & the Islands
4 Caithness&Sutherland
5 Lochaber
6 Skye&Wester Ross
7 Innse Gall(Western Isles)
8 Orkney

Tenderers who are interested in bidding for any of the other contracts can do so by locating the respective PCS/OJEU notices, which were all all published on the same date with ‘Landscaping Services’ in the contract description.