Social Enterprise Register

Current & Future 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.

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Dumfries & Galloway European Social Fund Stage 1&2 Provision – Dumfries and Galloway Council

ESIF has been secured to support Dumfries and Galloway’s Employability Pipeline Strategic Intervention. This intervention will support unemployed and inactive participants with multiple barriers to employment living in the Dumfries and Galloway Local Authority Area, to gain qualifications and skills in order to progress to sustainable employment or self-employment. Provision would be to deliver tailored solutions to removing barriers by providing specific training opportunities for unemployed and inactive individuals, who also have at least 2 barriers to employment as defined in the ESIF PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY GUIDANCE
Dumfries and Galloway Council has secured ESF funding and has an allocation of up to GBP393,750 in total project costs to procure services until 31 December 2018. ESF will fund 40% of the total costs (totalling GBP157,000) and Service Providers will be required to identify eligible match (totalling GBP236,500) to fund the gap of 60% of the total project costs.

Deadline Date: 28.03.2017 at 14:00

Edinburgh’s Domestic Abuse Service Redesign – The City of Edinburgh Council

The City of Edinburgh Council wishes to establish a Collaborative Partnership Agreement for domestic abuse service redesign in Edinburgh. The aim of this partnership is to develop service specifications and deliver best practice for domestic abuse services which will be commissioned by, and delivered on behalf of the Council.

Deadline Date: 12.04.2017 at 12:00

Print and Fulfillment Services – Link Group

Print and fulfillment services  CPV: 79810000.

Deadline Date: 07.04.2017 at 12.00

Commercial Cleaning Programs, Halls of Residences – Heriot Watt University

The University’s Accommodation Services has identified a need to appoint a minimum of three (3) suppliers to provide Commercial Cleaning services across the Halls of Residences located within Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus, at Riccarton, Edinburgh.

Deadline Date: 27.03.2017 at 12:00

Fair Start Scotland Employability Services 2018 – Scottish Government

The Scottish Government is seeking offers from service providers to provide Employability Support Services in Scotland. This exercise will be split into 8 geographical lots. The service will be known as Fair Start Scotland. The Scottish Government will require the Service Provider to deliver the services as part of the devolution of employment support under section 31 of the Scotland Act 2016. Namely, it will provide support for unemployed disabled people and people claiming reserved benefits who are at risk of long-term unemployment. The aim is to provide a tailored, coherent range of support which can respond flexibly to the individual needs of unemployed people and their employers and make best use of resources. The programme will deliver high quality employment support to unemployed people, including those with complex issues who want to work and need help to enter and/or remain in the labour market.

Deadline Date: 24.05.2017 at 12:00

Homelessness Prevention – Visiting Support Service for Young People – The City of Edinburgh Council

Provision of a visiting support service for young people, which is related to the City of Edinburgh Council’s Commissioning Plan for Prevention of Homelessness.

NB: Prior Information Notice (PIN)

Operation of Cafeteria within Calderglen Country Park – South Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council on behalf of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Ltd (SLLC) is seeking to procure the services of a suitably qualified Concession holder to operate the cafeteria servicing the public within Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride.

NB: Future Contract Opportunity

30 under 30 Programme, A support programme for high growth start-up businesses – Highlands and Islands Enterprise

As part of the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal, the Northern Innovation Hub (NIH) is led by HIE. It has been developed as a series of tightly focused initiatives to strengthen opportunities for young people, to accelerate the growth of ambitious, nascent enterprises and enhance competitiveness in the City-Region. The NIH is designed to benefit small and emerging businesses and social enterprises who plan to trade nationally or internationally. A key project within the NIH that is the subject of this PIN is the 30 under 30 business acceleration programme for high-growth start-ups.

NB: Prior Information Notice

Specialist Care for Individuals with Complex Needs – South Lanarkshire Council

Expressions of interest are sought from Care Providers to work in collaboration with Health and Social Care to provide a specialist community resource for four people with complex needs within a specially commissioned property which will be provided by the Council.

NB: Prior Information Notice (PIN)