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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Advice to home owners over pensionable age and vulnerable groups on repairs to their property.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. Bidders will be asked to detail any community Benefits they wish to offer the Council as part of their bid.

Deadline Date: 06/02/17 at 12:00

NB This is a prior information notice

The Scottish Procurement & Commercial Directorate (SPCD) is the organisation tasked with procuring requirements on behalf of Scottish public sector bodies. The current Interpreting, Translation & Transcription framework is due to expire on 11 November 2017. Work has 浦汇fxpro commenced in developing the procurement strategy options including canvassing of stakeholders’ views. In order to complete and finalise the strategy, SPCD recognises the value of suppliers having the opportunity to contribute to this process on a non-competitive, non-judgemental basis.

This request for information is aimed at collating those views from market participants. This information may be utilised in developing the procurement strategy to help deliver contractual arrangements for Interpreting, Translation & Transcription Service requirements.

Suppliers and other interested parties should read and complete the Request for Information document and return it to Geraldine.Lipton@gov.scot by 19 January 2017.

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry requires a specialist psychological trauma service which will support the Inquiry Team in dealing with the subject matter of the Inquiry. The purpose of the support service is to both enhance the Inquiry’s engagement with survivors of abuse and make it safe for all concerned.

Deadline Date: 01/02/17 at 12:00

Community benefits are included in this requirement.

Scottish Canals is seeking a service provider to attract, train and manage the provision of volunteers in the Falkirk area of the Forth and Clyde Canal.
The main duty of the service is to be able to provide volunteers to help facilitate up to 2,000 boat movements per annum. In times where there are lower numbers of boat movements, it is expected that the volunteers would help with other duties such as litter picking and light maintenance tasks such as painting. The provision of this service will allow for the safe transit of boats through the area within a set number of hours of a request being made to Scottish Canals.
The provision of this service will allow Scottish Canals staff to focus on other key tasks in this area.
It is essential that the service provider is able to show relevant experience in delivering this type of contract within the public sector

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Social Outputs / Community Benefits (15%)

Although the primary aim of this contract is to provide a level of service to Scottish Canals customers, it is apparent that the contract can be used to provide a significant benefit through the Social, Economic and Environmental impact that this contract would have. Please explain how you will use this contract to help address each of these areas with particular reference to the Social impact of this contract.

Deadline Date: 16/01/17 at 12:00

Community Benefits/Initiatives equivalent to 1% of the contract value are included in this requirement.

The Main Contractor or their sub contractors must hold membership and accreditations with the following or equivalent organisations: CHAS/British Association of Landscape Industries.

Deadline Date: 13/01/17 at 12:00