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.

Digital Xtra Round 2 Competitive Grant – The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited

A further £150,000 is now available via the Digital Xtra Fund to support further digital skills focused extracurricular initiatives.
The Digital Xtra Fund is intended to support enterprising organisations that give young people opportunities to learn computer science related digital skills and contribute to widening the provision of extracurricular computing science related activities to all young people aged 16 and under, whatever their background and wherever they live in Scotland.
The Fund is committed to ensure that high quality extracurricular activities are made available more consistently across Scotland.
£250,000 has already been awarded to 12 projects supporting a diverse range of activities including the use of wildlife cameras to help school pupils learn to code using Raspberry Pi computers, coding taught through local libraries, and a forensic investigation project.

Deadline Date: 04/11/16 at 12:00

Interim director (consultant) – third sector / social enterprise – Newmains Community Trust

The purpose of the contract is to provide interim consultancy support to the Board and staff team of Newmains Community Trust, in relation to the management and operations of the NCT Centre, a large new build community hub opened in 2015. The overall aim is to improve investment readiness.
The intended length of the assignment is 4-6 months averaging 3 days a week (flexible).
The interim director will be:

• An experienced leader with board and senior executive / CE experience
• An action-orientated trouble-shooter
• Sound knowledge of investment readiness and sustainability planning
• Experienced in relevant not-for-profit organisations / projects
• Experienced in public venues / centre management including (ideally) cafes
• Experienced in depth to provide authoritative advice on the most appropriate / best practice ways forward that are also compliant with employment law, health and safety, charity regulation etc
• Able to demonstrate working knowledge of appropriate systems for book-keeping / financial management for small businesses
• A natural consensus builder / “win win”
• Able to demonstrate gravitas and a balanced style
• Reasonably local given the high proportion of onsite / ad-hoc work expected in the assignment.

Deadline Date: 28/10/16 at 12:00

ESF Progress Through Positive Partnerships Employability Pipeline – Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeen city Council’s Economic Development team, with support from other partners within Communities, Housing & Infrastructure, have submitted a successful application for European funding to provide increased employability services and positive outcomes across the city.
This project will establish and develop a strategic employability pipeline in Aberdeen which will improve the co-ordination of service provision, and ensure that those clients in need of support will receive local tailored support designed specifically to address their individual needs.

Deadline Date: 28/10/16 at 12:00

Community Cooking Activities – NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

A range of Community Cooking Activities will be provided to develop practical food literacy and cooking skills to support the adoption of healthy eating within the community. Successful suppliers will work local health improvement teams to identify and recruit participants. Suppliers already working with target groups will be responsible for the identification and recruitment, or the participants will be identified and recruited principally by Health and Social Care services; community organisations and other Community Planning Partners and may comprise of individuals, families or existing groups as part of wider health improvement activities.

Deadline Date: 08/11/16 at 13:00

PUSH Evaluation Tender – Imaginate

Imaginate and its European partners are seeking to recruit a researcher/ research team to advise on and carry out an evaluation of the 2-year EU project PUSH.

This study will help assess the impact the project has had on a range of stakeholders. The evaluation will stretch over two years, starting in Oct 2016 and finishing in Sept 2018.

The research partner will be expected to advise on methodology, help design research tools, organise data collection and carry out a detailed analysis, with support from Imaginate when relevant. We are looking for the evaluation to gather a range of qualitative and quantitative data.

For further information, please contact marion@imaginate.org.uk (Marion Bourbouze), or call 0131 225 8050, or visit http://www.imaginate.org.uk/imaginate-news/push-evaluation/?source=home

Deadline Date: 07/10/16 at 17:00

Hearing Support Service – Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire Council is re-tendering for the provision of a range of services to support deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people who have been assessed as requiring a Social Work service. Most referrals will be as an outcome of the self-directed support assessment but acknowledge that there are other routes of referral e.g. self, audiology etc.
The specification consists of the following elements:
• Information and Advice
• Equipment
• Group Support and Social Inclusion
• Consultation
• Partnership Working

Deadline Date: 07/11/16 at 12:00