Current and Future 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.

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National Third Sector Funding Highlands & Islands only Tranche 2 – Skills Development Scotland

This is a Competitive Funding Offer.
The National Third Sector Fund is an element of ESF Programmes, which SDS as a Lead Partner has been directed by the Scottish Government to Manage and Administer the Fund on their behalf.
SDS is looking for the submission of Competitive Funding proposals from the Third Sector as a key part in addressing the needs of people with the greatest difficulties in accessing employment. Match funding must be provided by the Third Sector delivery organisations of at least 50% of total eligible cost of delivery in the Highlands & Islands local authority areas.
The Fund will mainly focus on supporting people with multiple barriers to employment stages 1 and 2 of the employability pipeline. The duration of this Competitive Funding will cover from 1 April 2017 to 31 December 2018. (The latest date for eligible activity is 31 December 2018).

Deadline Date: 27/01/17 at 12:00

Redevelopment of Clydebank Community Sports Hub – West Dunbartonshire Council

NB This is a future contract opportunity

The project is a redevelopment of Clydebank Community Sports Hub on Dean Street in Whitecrook, formally known variously as Clydebank Rugby Club and Whitecrook Sports Centre.
The Clydebank Community Sports Hub project will redevelop an almost derelict site situated within Whitecrook (a deprived community within Clydebank East) into a modern, purpose-built community hub for use by all of the community. This will include the partial refurbishment of an existing building and the transformation of surrounding outdoor spaces to meet the current and future needs of the Whitecrook community.

The project will offer quality space for at least 10 allotments (including one for Whitecrook / Cunard Primary School) and a community garden. The allotments and community garden are being positioned at the forefront of the site, providing quality access for residents and the local school, making the venue highly attractive and appealing.

Facilitator – Falkirk Community Trust

Falkirk Community Trust invites applications from experienced and creative facilitators to contribute to the development of an operating model for an area wide Arts Network.
The Arts Network will seek to bring together stakeholders from arts organisations across the public, third, voluntary and independent sectors in the Falkirk Council area. It will ensure a collective approach to addressing some of the key tasks arising from development of and consultation around, the recently produced Arts Plan for the area (2016-21).
The role of the Facilitator will be to develop, lead and report on engagement session(s) with a range of stakeholders to establish:
• agreement on the remit of the Arts Network and its terms of reference
• the format and operational platform on which the Network will function
• the process for preparation of the Networks first annual action plan
This engagement would take place in March 2017 (including preparation and report writing).
For the project brief or any further information, please contact Joyce Gardner, Admin Asst or call 01324 590907.

Deadline Date: 06/02/17 at 17:00

Self Directed Support Home Support Services – North Lanarkshire Council

Tenderers will be required to propose community benefits they will offer as part of their overall service provision

Provision of Self Directed Home Support Services. At the initial stages of the framework this will involve the traditional provision of a home support service described in terms of hours and durations. For the majority of new business and at teh point of review for existing service users, support will be arranged and managed through the use of individual budgets and achievement of outcomes.

Deadline Date: 23/01/17 at 12:00watch Aardvark movie now

Housing Advice and Information Services – Aberdeen City Council

Despite being below legal threshold, the Council are looking for suppliers to suggest community benefits suitable to the contract being advertised.

The Council are looking to have a supplier provide Housing Advice and Information Services to People who are Homeless or Threatened with Homelessness in accordance with statutory requirements.

Deadline Date: 23/01/17 at 12:00watch Aardvark movie now

Assertive Outreach and Criminal Justice Services – West Lothian Council

Community Benefits proposals will not form part of the award criteria and will not be evaluated but will be contractual obligations.

West Lothian’s Alcohol and Drug Partnership (WLADP) is a commissioning group of West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership and seeks to procure the services of a suitably experienced and qualified organisation to provide a range of services to deliver specific early intervention and prevention and recovery outcomes, to support those at risk due to substance use including offenders and other vulnerable and hard to reach groups.

Deadline Date: 18/01/17 at 12:00

Employability Fund for 2017/18 – Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will contract on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Employability Fund (EF) Programme for 2017/18. The interventions offered through EF continue to map to stages 2 to 4 of the strategic skills pipeline (SSP), and aim to assist unemployed individuals to progress towards and into employment.

Deadline Date: 26/01/17